Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Chikki/Peanut Burfi

Chikki is a traditional Indian sweet usually made from nuts and jaggery/sugar.Each chikki is named depending upon the ingredients used. Usually, ingredients such as puffed/roasted bengal gram, sesame, puffed rice, beaten rice,Kopra (desiccated coconut),cashews,skinned almonds and pista are used.It is also extremely popular in Brazil, where it is known as pé-de-moleque.Here is a very simple recipe.

Peanuts - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Ghee - 2 tsp
1.Roast groundnut in a pan over low heat and then switch off the flame.Allow the nuts to cool and then peel  its skin.
2.Crush the peanuts coarsely with the chapathi roll.
3.Keep a pan on fire,drop the sugar and add 1 tsp of ghee.
4.Keep stirring,till the sugar melts and the syrup is brown in colour.
5.Then add the peanuts and mix well.
6.Pour the mixture into a greased plate immediately .
7.Spread it evenly with the back of spatula.
8.Cool and store in airtight container.

1.Keep the greased plate ready even before you start.
2.The sugar should not be heated for long. Once it melts down,the peanut should be added.


  1. gud photos & lucid style...nice

  2. luv this burfi.....my fav.perfect!!!