Chikki is a traditional ready-to-eat Indian sweet generally made from groundnuts and jaggery. There are several different varieties of chikki in addition to the most common groundnut chikki. Each chikki is named depending upon the ingredients used. Usually, ingredients such as puffed/roasted bengal gram, sesame, puffed rice, beaten rice, and Khopra (desiccated coconut) are used.
It is also extremely popular in Brazil. Some chikkis are made using a combination of these ingredients. Special chikkis are made out of cashews, almonds, and pistachios.
Though jaggery is the usual sweetener material, sugar is used as the base in certain types of chikkis. It is a very popular sweet item in both rural and urban South Asia (spanning India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka). Some also add glucose to the chikkis, which are usual there.
Exotic chikki assortment.It just started from a single flavor of jaggery and peanuts. But today there are tons of different exotic flavors available in the market. here, I am enjoying my weekend with this Flavourfull Strawberry chikkis.....Prisha loved it, and oftenly asking me to have it..:)) telling me by streching her small hands, Mumma chikki chahiye:))) Aur chahiye:)) My adorable baby!! Love you so much darling:)) well, That was cho chweet!!, Lets see what you will need to make these sweet chikkis.
1/2 Cup Cashew nuts and Almonds
200 gram Jaggery
2 tsp Ghee (Clarified Butter)
4-5 drops of strawberry Essence
2-3 drops of Red rough color
1. Cut cashew nuts and almonds into small pieces.
2. Pour 1 tsp Ghee in a frying pan and heat, put jaggery in Ghee and mix. Allow jaggery to melt on a high/medium flame. Stir it continuously with a spoon so that it does not stick at the base of the pan. Add red color in it.
4. Mark the Chikki(with a knife) into pieces in any shape you want while its still hot, pieces can be broken in the same shapes. Once Chikki is cooled you can break it with your hands into desired shapes.
5. Dryfruit Strawberry Chikki is ready. Fill them in an air-tight container and eat whenever you crave for it...:)))!!