Peanut chikki or moongfali ki chikki or shenga chikki is an easy yet tricky Indian sweet.It doesn’t require much ingredients but definitely requires sense of time 🙂 .If you are a peanut lover then probably this would come on top in your list of peanut recipes.Here is a perfect,no fail peanut chikki recipe with step by step photos.
Give it a try and you will keep doing it always 🙂
Ingredients : peanuts - 1 cup jaggery - ghee - 1 tsp Method: * Dry roast 1 cup of peanuts in low flame for about 15 minutes until they become crisp.Dry roast them in low flame so that they dont become dark in color. * Remove the peels of dry roasted peanuts once they come to room temperature. To remove the peels slightly rub them with your fingers. * Split the peanuts into after removing the peels and keep aside roasted,peeled and split peanuts on a plate. * Proceed towards making jaggery syrup.To the pan add 3/4 cup of jaggery and 1/4 cup of water.Keep stirring.Let the jaggery melt. * Keep stirring the syrup and at one stage if you drop little syrup into cold water in a cup and try to bring it together,then you can easily give it a ball shape.At this stage you should add the roasted and split peanuts to the jaggery syrup. * Mix peanuts well with the jaggery syrup and pour it on a rolling board greased with ghee or any steel plate (preferably back side of the plate). * Allow the mixture to cool for some time.Before it cools completely make cut marks on the chikki.If you wait until it becomes hard you may not be able to make cut marks and give a good shape to chikkis. * Little later remove the chikkis from rolling board and keep each chikki separately on a plate.Store it in an air tight jar once it becomes hard and enjoy crispy peanut chikkis.
Step by step recipe with photos:
1.Dry roast 1 cup of peanuts in low flame for 15 minutes.Do not let them become dark.2.Remove the peels by slightly rubbing it in your palm and after removing the peels split the peanuts into two.3.Keep aside the peanuts.Next for preparing jaggery syrup add 3/4th cup of jaggery to the pan and 1/4th cup of water.4.Keep stirring the syrup. Jaggery would melt,continue to stir until the syrup reaches a consistency such that if you drop little syrup in cold water,you will be able to bring it together and form a small ball.5.Now add the roasted peanuts and mix it well.You should be quick in stirring and pouring the mixture onto a plate.Do not stir it for a long time after adding peanuts to the syrup as you may not be able to spread and shape the chikki.6.Roll it and give an even surface and thickness all over.7.Let it cool for sometime and then make cut marks.You cannot make cut marks if it cools completely.So do not wait until it becomes hard for making cut marks.Also cut mark is done to give chikkis an even and proper shape.8.Once it comes to room temperature remove the chikkis from rolling board and place them on a plate.Wait for some more time and the chikkis would become hard and crisp just like the ones we get in shops 🙂 9.And our tasty and crisp peanut chikkis will be ready to taste.For the complete video recipe click here : https://goo.gl/P8PyB4
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