BM #85 Week 1 Day 2  -

Here is a traditional recipe of a peanut brittle. I have grown up eating this but never had the courage to make this at home. To get the perfect syrup is a challenge. 

This time I got it perfectly and my little one is now always pestering me to make this and stock up at home. I am glad that she will have some memories attached to this 'chikki', as we fondly call this, after she grows up to my age.

I felt using the powdered jaggery made my life easier. Anyone agrees with me ?

Ingredients - 

Peanuts 1 cup
Jaggery Powdered 1 cup
Water 2 Tbsp

Method Of Preparation -

Roast the peanuts and remove the skin.

In a heated pan add the jaggery powder and 2 tablespoons of water and let the jaggery melt and caramelize.

It took me close to 9 minutes. To test for the right consistency of the syrup, put a drop of the hot syrup in a small bowl of cold water, the drop of syrup must not be stretchy. It must form a tight ball.

Pour in the peanuts, remove from heat.

Mix well and pour onto a greased plate.  Pat it evenly and allow it to cool.

When it is slightly warm, slice into desired shapes and enjoy.


Preparation Time 20 minutes
Makes 20 1-inch squares
Posted by Harini R on Sunday, February 4, 2018


  1. Priya Suresh Says:
  2. Cant say how much i love this chikkis, my all time favourite. My maternal grandma's signature dish, she makes these chikkis quite often whenever we go to our village.

  3. Jayashree Says:
  4. I think I should switch to powdered jaggery too. I have such a tough time breaking down jaggery cubes that I try to avoid making anything with it or make only dishes where I don't need to break it into very small pieces. Your chikkis have come out really well.

  5. Sandhiya Says:
  6. It's one of my all time favorite chikkis. You have prepared it so well .

  7. Powdered jaggery is a good option , and the chikki looks perfect ! During winters this chikki is a must in our house , a simple dessert which can be stocked :))

  8. code2cook Says:
  9. Your peanut chikki came out so well. pieces are cut so nicely. I can have them after my lunch or dinner as a sweet. Perfectly made.

  10. Your peanut chikkis are looking perfect and love the great color on them. This is my husband's favorite.

  11. I love peanut chikki but somehow never gets the perfect texture. Next time will follow your recipe.

  12. No doubt making a chikki at home is quite tricky, a little here or there and it gets spoiled. Your peanut chikki looks perfect and crunchy.

  13. Srivalli Says:
  14. This is my favorite one Harini, can never tire of making or eating!.I too get the big round jaggery balls and pound it later. Must get the powdered one and see how it is!

  15. Suma Gandlur Says:
  16. This is one of the favorites at my home too. Love the caramel color of your chikki.

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