Last updated on July 2nd, 2020
Peanut chikki recipe with step by step photos. Sharing a traditional Indian sweet recipe made with peanuts and jaggery for diwali 2017. Peanut chikki also goes by the name kadalai mittai in tamil. kadalai mittai and kadalai urundai are the same sweet with difference in shape. If made as squares it is known as kadalai mittai and ladoos like are called as kadalai urundai. We also make pottukadalai urundai in the same lines as peanut chikki. peanut chikki is a winter special recipe we make as it very good and has warming properties. It is a protein rich snack along with goodness of iron from jaggery.
peanut chikki is a favorite among kids and even toddlers can enjoy it. It is a very vry healthy wholesome snack for toddlers and kids. Unlike some sugar loaded snacks this traditional peanut chikki is great to munch on. What I am sharing here is a very basic and simple peanut chikki recipe. You can also make it fancy by adding some saffron strands, grated colored coconut etc. Also check honey roasted almonds, roasted cashews, roasted chickpeas
To make peanut chikki recipe we need just 2 main ingredients. I add a dash of cardamom powder but that is purely optional. The only time consuming part is to roast and peel the peanuts. You can easily use store bought roasted and peeled peanuts for peanut chikki recipe too. one more important step is to make hard ball stage jaggery syrup. It is very crucial to get perfect peanut chikki.
Serve peanut chikki as snack with coffee. If you are looking for more nut based snack recipes do check dry fruits laddu , oven roasted cashews, honey chili almonds, cashew pakoda, nokkal, kaju strawberry recipes.
How to make peanut chikki recipe with step by step photos.
Combine water and jaggery in a thick pan. Mix and let boil.
Cook in medium flame until hard ball stage is reached. (If you drop a pinch of syrup in a bowl of water, it stays still).
Now mix in the roasted peanuts and cardamom powder. mix thoroughly.
For making squares spread in a greased tin and cut with a sharp knife when still warm. For making balls just shape like ladoos from the warm mixture,.Serve peanut chikki as snack.
Peanut chikki recipe card below:
Peanut chikki recipe | kadalai mittai recipe | kadalai urundai recipe
- 2 cups roasted and peeled peanuts
- 1 cup tightly packed dark jaggery paagu vellam
- 1/2 cup water
- cardamom powder
- Combine water and jaggery in a thick pan. Mix and let boil.
- Cook in medium flame until hard ball stage is reached. (If you drop a pinch of syrup in a bowl of water, it stays still)
- Now mix in the roasted peanuts and cardamom powder. mix thoroughly,
- For making squares spread in a greased tin and cut with a sharp knife when still warm. For making balls just shape like ladoos from the warm mixture,.Serve peanut chikki as snack.