Peanut Chikky and Til ke Laddu
Peanut chikky is a healthy and sweet treat if you want to avoid all the junk and chocolates. It is a good replacement for any other artificially flavored candy. Peanut chikky can be eaten alone or with anything else depending on your taste. It is made with peanuts and jaggery (Gur). As a kid you probably pointed towards this snack bar that your parents never refused to get you, because they considered it healthy, however, not many of you knew before now that it was the same peanut chikky that you can learn to make at home if you scroll down to find out the recipe.
- Peanuts: 1 cup
- Jaggery (Gur): ¾ cup (finely chopped)
- Ghee: 1 tablespoon
- Roast the peanuts in a pan for 5-6 minutes. Make sure the pan is thick and all the peanuts are roasted equally.
- Peel off the skin and break the peanuts into half once they cool down a bit after you turn off the flame.
- Take any tray or pan that is flat and a rolling pin. Grease the surface of both the items.
- Heat ghee in a separate pan and add jaggery (Gur) to it. Cook till the jaggery is completely dissolved in the ghee. Make sure that it is cooked enough to become stiff at room temperature.
- Add peanuts to the jaggery once you have turned off the flame.
- Mix the peanuts well and then pour the mixture on the flat and greased surface of the pan.
- Spread the mixture with the help of a rolling pin till it reaches 1/3 inch thickness.
- Cut it into several different shapes and allow it to cool down. Make sure that the thickness remains the same.
- Once you have done that, store it in an air tight jar and eat whenever you want.
Til Ke Laddu
Til ke laddu is a traditional sweet dish made especially on festive occasions. It is a good treat that you can make at home in no time at all and serve it to the guests. A lot of shops and stalls have til ke laddu, but it’s always better to make them at home in a hygienic environment. Following is the easiest recipe to make til ke laddu.
- Sesame seeds (til): 1 cup
- Jaggery: ½ cup
- Crushed peanuts(roasted): ¼ cup
- Ghee: 2 teaspoons
- Ghee for greasing: 1 teaspoon
- Roast sesame seeds till you can smell that aroma in the doorways. Make sure that it turns golden brown.
- Put aside the sesame seeds. Add ghee and jaggery to the same pan and cook till you see it get dissolved.
- Add sesame seeds to the jaggery mixture and keep on stirring till the sesame seeds are thoroughly mixed.
- Pour the mixture in a bowl.
- Let the mixture cool a bit. But before the mixture becomes cold, start shaping the laddus or the mixture will be too stiff to give any shape to it.
- Shape the laddus with the help of your hand and roll them over more sesame seeds if you want to.
- Store the laddus in an air tight jar to store for later use.
- You may add peanuts to your laddus by roasting them first and then adding them to the jaggery mixture along with sesame seeds.