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Thursday, October 28, 2010

MULTINUTS CHIKKI / MIXED NUTS CHIKKI

The signature recipe of my MIL is cashew chikkis using jaggery for karthigai. My memories go 25 years back when I first made it for thalai karthigai. Though I knew cooking, I was novice in making chikkis. My husband told me about cashew chikkis, and the method. I was not able to shape it due to lack of knowledge, poor consistency of the jaggery syrup, to shape into rounds while hot etc. My tension level rose to unlimited levels. Then, I called upon my neighbour maami and she helped me in making cashew urundais. From then till now, I was suffering from a phobia of making this. After making this, the PHOBIA POYE POCHU.

Coming to the recipe.... I was having lots of dry fruits in my refrigerator and was planning to make LONAVLA TYPE CHIKKIS for diwali. Very easy one and need not worry about the sugar syrup consistency etc. It came out perfect, crispy and was melting in my mouth. So decided to make these lonavla type chikkis for Diwali.

INGREDIENTS:

Mixed nuts (cashew, badam and pista) - 1 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Ghee - 1 tablespoon

METHOD:
Crush the nuts slightly (as shown in the picture). I used a stone crusher. You may not get perfect shapes if the nuts are big. Warm them in a kadai.(DO NOT DRY ROAST).

Grease a wooden plank and a roller pin (chapathi roller) with ghee and keep it ready.






















Heat a heavy bottomed pan, add ghee and when melted, swirl it on all sides, add the sugar and saute till it caramelises to a light brown colour. Now, add the crushed nuts. Switch off the stove and mix it quickly. Transfer the mixture to the wooden plank. Flatten out to a uniform medium sized layer using the rolling pin. Cut into desired shapes when warm and break into pieces when cool. Store in an air-tight container. I got 15 - 20 medium sized chikkis.

37 comments :

  1. Hmm healthy , tasty , rich :)

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  2. Picture paarkka nanna irukku.A mouth watering delicacy for all seasons

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  3. I am amazed that the could be cut so neatly in perfect shape irrespective of the nuts!

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  4. This recipe is new to me,it must be a real treat!

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  5. Never new it was so easy.Will give a try.

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  6. Lovely and healthy chikki's..yummy treat.

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  7. Wow Shanthi..Awesome chikki's. Superb click..Best of all I loved ur writeup about ur Chikki making Phobia..

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  8. perfect cutting and colourful delicious chikki

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  9. chikki looks so yummy.. crunchy and so tasty... drooling here

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  10. Wat a healthy chikkis, yennaku ippo rendu yedukanam pola iruku, superaa panni irrukinga..

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  11. totally new to me...looks yummy and came out perfect!!

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  12. As soon as I saw the pics - i was thinking on the Lonavala chikkis - bam..you spoke about that too!

    Looks classic and gorgeous!

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  13. OOOOOoooooooooh I love this.. so healthy and Since I love nuts I love this chikki too..

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  14. Looks like everyone have started their deepavali preparation by making sweets... akka these looks so mouth-watering:) Happy Deepavali

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  15. very new recipe to me , i have tried kadalai urundai once. will try these chikkis for sure

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  16. Super healthy...looks so yumm...can't wait to try it..

    Gayu
    http://ensamayalarangam.blogspot.com

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  17. wow...such a rich and heavy dry fruit chikki

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  18. This is totally my choice :) love it. This is the only form in which I like dry fruits. :) I have been craving for it since the day I got a pack from the super market. So now the temptation has increased after this post. got to make it soon :)

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  19. Healthy and delicious chikki's...Definitely kid's favourite.

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  20. I tried the same with peanuts( roasted) as i was not sure how it would turn up after heating, it was amazing, home made kadalai mittai is very easy to make now, let me try this version for deepavali, You blog on cleaning of silver articles is a great success both in my home and in all my friends's

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  21. Never had mixed nuts chikki. Lovely idea.

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  22. Nutty n crunchy n delicious chikki!

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  23. Hi. I love the lonavala chikki and this looks exactly like that with all the freshness of home ingredients, truly worth trying.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  24. Thanks a lot , I prepared it just now , seeing this recipe and it came out excellent....

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  25. Hi,
    I tried this, but had some issues, please help - it came out very dry and the sugar started to form lumps even before it changed color - what mistake did I do? Did I over cook it?

    Thanks

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  26. Hi maami,
    I tried out this chikki but with a slight twist....to make it more healthier, I added dates syrup and reduced the sugar qualtity...came out very tasty!! thanks for the recipe :)

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  27. I had market chikki but I'm sure home made would be more yummy will try today itself

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