Maharashtrian Lonavala Chikki | How to make Maharashtrian Lonavala Chikki

By Priya Suresh  |  28th Mar 2016  |  
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About Maharashtrian Lonavala Chikki Recipe

Lonavala is named from the word 'Lenya' which means caves in Marathi since it has many rock cut caves. Its Shri Maganlal Agarwal who brought chikki to Lonavala more than 125years ago. Actually Shri Maganlal began selling Gurdana, a mixture of jaggery and groundnuts in a huge sack to the laborers, since gurdana is rich in protein and iron, the laborers used to consume it for the instant energy, later this simple gurdana turned to groundnut chikki. Chikki is made from simple ingredients like jaggery,sugar, nuts.

Maharashtrian Lonavala Chikki is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Priya Suresh teaches how to make Maharashtrian Lonavala Chikki step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Maharashtrian Lonavala Chikki in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 4 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Maharashtrian Lonavala Chikki at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Maharashtrian Lonavala Chikki takes 15 minutes for the preparation and 30 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Maharashtrian Lonavala Chikki is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Maharashtrian Lonavala Chikki is a good option for you. The flavour of Maharashtrian Lonavala Chikki is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Maharashtrian Lonavala Chikki and impress your family and friends.

Maharashtrian Lonavala Chikki

Ingredients to make Maharashtrian Lonavala Chikki

  • 1+1/2cups Mixed nuts (broken coarsely)
  • 1cup sugar
  • 1pinch baking soda
  • 2tbsp ghee

How to make Maharashtrian Lonavala Chikki

  1. Drop and spread a tablespoon of ghee in a heavy bottomed pan, sprinkle the sugar over it (this helps for caramelizing evenly). Meanwhile prepare a wooden board and rolling pin, grease them generously with the remaining ghee.
  2. Place the pan in slow flame, allow the sugar to melt and caramelize. Add the baking soda, once the sugar turns a deep brown colour, remove immediately from the fire.
  3. Drop the broken nuts, give a stir. Transfer immediately to the greased board, press the mixture with rolling pin.
  4. Allow to cool, while its still warm cut as squares. Once cooled completely, break the chikkis as squares.
  5. Store them in air tightened box.

My Tip:

Take care while caramelising, dont let the caramel to turn dark brown, its will taste bitter. Be alert once the sugar starts caramelise, coz the caramelisation will be very quick. Once you add the nuts, stir briskly and drop the mixture immediately to the greased board, roll it immediately. This chikki mixture will be extremely sticky but once cooled, will be prefect in texture.

Reviews for Maharashtrian Lonavala Chikki (6)

Barsha Shukul2 years ago


Jyoti Modi3 years ago

Why did u add soda ?

Shraddha Badola3 years ago

Wen to add soda

bhavna kurani3 years ago

very nice, too tasty chikki.

Annie Thomas3 years ago


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