Jaggery peanut brittle / Chikki /Palli patti !!

Swapna Sunil
Swapna Sunil|
Last updated on Jan 14th
Peanut brittle is a crunchy munchy snack enjoyed by one and all. A must made dish during the festival of kites i.e..Sankranti/ Pongal !!
  • Prep Time20Minutes
  • Cooking Time20Minutes
  • Serves8people

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup Peanuts (groundnuts)
  • 3/4 cup Jaggery, grated or finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon + for greasing Ghee (Clarified Butter)

Recipe Preparation

  1. Roast peanuts in a pan (preferably heavy based pan) on a medium flame for approx. 5-6 minutes. Stir constantly to prevent burning. Let roasted peanuts cool for 3-4 minutes. Remove its skin while they are little warm and break them into halves.
  2. Grease surface of counter top or reverse side of a big plate and a rolling pin (belan) with ghee.
  3. Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan over low flame. Add jaggery and water and stir continuously on low to medium flame.
  4. When jaggery dissolves, stir and cook for approx 4-5 minutes on low flame.
  5. Check consistency of dissolved jaggery by dropping a small drop of it in a bowl filled with water. If jaggery drop turns into a solid drop and sits at the bottom of bowl, then it is cooked otherwise cook it for some more time and repeat the checking process.
  6. Once the required texture is attained turn off flame and add peanut halves. Mix until all peanut halves are coated with dissolved jaggery.
  7. Pour mixture over previously greased surface. Quickly roll the mixture flat using rolling pin. Keep it’s thickness around 1/3-inch.
  8. Make approx 2 inch apart parallel horizontal and vertical cuts with knife while spread is still hot.
  9. When cooled, break it into pieces and store in airtight container and enjoy it whenever you like.
My Tip: Do not over cook or under cook the jaggery syrup as the chikki texture totally depends on this. A hard ball is perfect for crunchy brittle..