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Friday, February 4, 2011

Chikki (Peanut Burfi) / Kadala Mittai

I think most of us must have tasted chikki/peanut burfi. It is one of my favourites, but never knew this could be so easy to make with only 2 main ingredients.
Peanut Burfi(Chikki) Recipe
I was not aware that caramelising sugar is as simple as just melting the sugar in a dry pan until nithi cleared me :)


Ingredients:
Recipe Reference : 4th sense cooking
  • Peanuts - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup (Orginal called for 1 cup, but 3/4 cup was sufficient for me)
Method:
  1. Dry roast the peanuts until crsipy and when the skin starts coming out. Take out the skin of the peanuts and powder them until fine. Grease a pan with butter/ghee and keep it ready.

  2. Take a dry pan and add sugar in it. Heat it till the sugar melts completely(Do not add water). Simmer, add the peanut powder and mix well until no lumps are formed. Swich off.

  3. Immediately transfer it to the greased plate and flatten them using chapathi roller. Then draw line with butter/ghee greased knife immediately. Be very quick in doing this step else the chikkis will harden and the lines cant be drawn.

  4. Allow it to cool down for 10mins and break the chikkis along the drawn lines.Chikkis are ready!


Peanut Burfi(Chikki) Recipe
My Notes:
  • The only and main important thing to note down is you have to be very quick after the peanut powder is added. You cannot mark lines when the burfi is cooled so draw lines immediately.

  • These are slightly sticky by texture and crispy like the store bought ones.
Isnt that super fast and easy?! I bet kids will luv it! The only time consuming part is peeling the skinof peanuts. You can get readymade roasted skin peeled peanuts which makes it all the more easy.

Peanut Burfi(Chikki) Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J

51 comments:

  1. Looks amazing! Sounds so simple to try too,simple yet delicious snack!!

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  2. nice looking peanut burfi!...must taste delicious!..can u pass some over!

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  3. soo tempting...looks perfect
    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  4. it looks awesome....lav the recipe and the photos...:-)

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  5. Mmm....superb.these r my favs right frm my school days :) and i used to make this often for my son now a days,but never had an idea to write it on my blog..thanx for the idea,soon will post my version of chikki...njoy cooking!!

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  6. I cant believe its so easy :) perfect chikki and so beautiful looking... bookmarked :)

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  7. delicious snack ,i have tried urundai with peanuts very long back.Never tried this chikkis.looks wonderful

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  8. Love the clicks, Sarmi. And these are my fave, snacks.

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  9. Chikki looks fabulous. You've brought back a lot of child hood memories :)

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  10. Very glossy and perfect childhood candy!

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  11. Looks delicious and very simple to try it out.

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  12. This is my favourite, I can munch this all time. Kadala mittai looks very yummy.

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  13. That is so lovely.... your pics are looking wonderful... superb... keep it up...
    Reva

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  14. These look too good sharmi..;) Even i never knew they were so easy to make with such few ings..Thx for sharing this with us...

    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  15. usualy I don't powder the peanuts this sounds very interisting will try this way bookmarked...

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  16. My mom's and my hubby's favorite sweet.

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  17. simple and tasty recipe...
    First time here. and happy to follow...
    Do drop in @ My Culinary Trial room

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  18. Lovely chikkis, but I was not able to read the recipe in full as few words of the ingredients section is hidden on the right, can u please check and post it again for me please. I certainly would love to read the recipe in full and make these today itself,cant wait for another day :):):):)Thanks for sharing.

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  19. @Ms.Chitchat,
    I checked and am able to see both the ingredients and method fully in my browser...Can u tell me which browser u r using and be more specific on which one is hiding. Becos I've checked IE,chrome and firefox and it is working fine.

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  20. I love this..:)
    I prefer this form of crushed ground nut than the whole ground nut chikki form...looks yumm

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  21. pass me some please! love ur space & now following u :)

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  22. Chikki looks fantastic...looks perfect and beautiful clicks!

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  23. Simple and delicious snack....yummy!!

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  24. That looks perfect.. actually i prefer this powdered version better than big pieces of peanuts.

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  25. oh this is my fav, every time i go to India i make to eat a lot of it and buy them as well....looks great!

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  26. This is my most favorite snack item :) we used to make it almost every month :) Lovely stack and I am feeling tempted to pick it and eat :)

    We used to powder the nuts a little coarse. Anyways I like it this way too :) Try out the same recipe with pori next time. I bet you will love it too :)

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  27. Peanut chikki looks delicious. Grandma makes with coarse peanut. this is easy to make too.

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  28. Oooh those are so tempting!!! Sounds like a great recipe!


    US Masala

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  29. super yumm.. I can keep on eating these till it gets over..

    ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

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  30. Wow .. the chiki looks Awesomely Perfect !! Loved your clicks .. Super :))

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  31. WOW!! The recipe sounds really easy, will try it sometime..Fabulous clicks, Sharmi..

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  32. This is my dad's and my fav..Looks great and such an easy recipe, Sharmi...

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  33. I also do not crush peanuts while making these. Next time will try this step. Like Chitchat I too am not been able to see the last alphabet. My browser is chrome. Lovely Chikkis.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  34. @Deepa,Chitchat: I too use chrome only version is 8.0.5 but I find no issues. Can you send me a screenshot of it if possible? Becos as 2 of u are facing the same issue I dont want to take chance

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  35. Absoultely wonderful snack with excellent picture.

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  36. hey sharmille, i'm a silent follower of ur blog and ve tried amny recipes of urs.. i tried this peanut chikki today. but i turned slightly bitter. is it because i left the sugar to caramalise a little more??? i left on medium for a couple of mins after the sugar melted completely

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  37. Thank u Ramya for following sharmispassions :) The bitterness may be because of leaving the sugar to caramelise for a little more time or due to the skin of peanuts....Did u remove the skin completely?

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  38. hey sharmilee, yes, i removed the skin totally. i guess it shud be because i caramelised the sugar a little more than needed.
    and i tried again today and as soon as the sugar melted i added the peanuts today and i ve got a totaaly non sticky ,very very light brownsih chikki. tastes nice, but still ....

    last time, it looked perfect but tasted slightly bitter. this time, tastes okay but looks different.. the peanuts r making me go nuts :(

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  39. @Ramya : Oh I am not sure because I've tried this only twice so dont even remember :) But both the time I got the texture as in the above pics...

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  40. Hi Linked you here in my post ! lovely recipe

    http://www.blogger.com/post-create.g?blogID=925340262280562275

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  41. Your clicks are so lively and inviting.....wish i were your neighbour!!!

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  42. Wow ! Such a quick and easy recipe. It was crispier than the picture when I made it. Next time will try to tune it better.

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  43. Hi Sharmilee / Ramya ... The bitter taste either comes from the skin of the pea nut or from the germination part of the peanut. If you break the peanut in to two halves, u can find a small germination part of the peanut at the tip, before powdering the peanut remove those and grind it so that you will not get the bitter taste. Also if you have over roasted the peanut there may be a chance to get the bitter taste...

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  44. Came out super crispy and yummy!! Can we do the same with badam? Have you tried badam candy?

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