I think of Moongphali ki chikki, gajar halwa, soups and comforting cup of ginger tea in winters. I think of many other food items for winter but these chikkis would definitely go into my favorite list 🙂 .. These Peanut brittle are addictive snack made with roasted peanuts, sugar and a hint of cardamom.
Winters are the best time for any foodie as you can enjoy everything warm and something in the air always makes you hungry. Its good to keep some snacks handy and these peanut chikkis are one of them. They are easy to make and you can store them for a long time.
You start by roasting some peanuts..
Combine sugar and roasted peanuts..Make sure you cut them while they are still warm..
Even your kids will enjoy it as candies. Yes, that’s my son picking up a piece of chikki and caught in action 🙂 🙂 .. So, sharing the recipe and hope you all make these delicious peanut brittle for winter and enjoy.
- Raw peanuts - 1 cup
- Powdered sugar - 1 cup
- Cardamom - 2 (powdered)
- Crushed pistachios - 2 tsp
- salt - a pinch
- Ghee - 2 tsp
- Grease a plate with oil or ghee and keep it ready.
- Heat a frying pan and roast peanuts on low flame for few minutes. Transfer the content on a plate.
- Once peanuts cool down, rub them between your fingers to remove the skin. Lightly crush them.
- Heat the same pan, add 2 tsp ghee, sugar, 2 tbsp water, salt and mix well. Bring it to boil. Once it starts boiling, lower the flame and keep stirring till sugar starts changing color and turns brown.
- Add few drops of syrup in the bowl filled with water to check consistency. It should not get dissolved in water immediately and you should be able to form a ball with it.
- Once you've reached that consistency, remove from flame and add roasted peanuts and cardamom. Gently mix to combine peanuts.
- Transfer the content onto the greased plate and spread evenly. Sprinkle some crushed pistachios over it.
- Cut it into equal pieces using a greased knife when it is still warm. When it completely cools down, break into pieces and store in air-tight container.
You can even add cinnamon powder or dry ginger for flavoring.
I have used regular granulated sugar and powdered it.