Jul 19, 2009

VERUSENAGAPAPPUCHEKKA ---- PALLI CHIKKI (PEANUT BRITTLE)

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Chikki is a traditional sweet across India is usually made by jaggery and peanut s or ground nuts. Some chikkis are made by using a combination of other nuts like almond, pistachios and cashew nuts also.ground nut chikki is an Indian brittle but there is a difference between brittle and Indian chikki. Generally brittle is made by sugar, corn syrup and nuts and chikki is made by jaggery and nuts, jaggery well known as Gud or Bellamu in Telugu is a traditional unrefined sugar which is made from sugar cane juice what we use in many traditional sweets in India.jaggery is a rich source of iron and it contains 50% sucrose. As per ayurveda jaggery is very beneficial in treating throat and lung infections. According to our Hindu tradition jaggery is considered auspicious in India when we are going to do a good work or starting a new or important job if you eat a of piece of jaggery and then start the work it is belief. Any way that’s about jaggery and the other ingredient in this delicious chikki is pea nut or ground nut are a rich source of protein.
Hear in this chikki recipe I used jaggey and sugar both. Because jaggery gives a soft texture and delicious taste and flavor and sugar gives a brittle ness to the chikki so…. And yeppeee this is my 400th post. Here is the recipe for verusenga pappuchekka akka palli chikki (peanut brittle)…………

INGREDIENTS:-----
Pea nuts (verusenaga pappu, pallilu, ground nut) --- 2&1/2 cups
Jaggery --- 3/4 cup
Sugar --- 1/2 cup
Water – 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder --- 1/2 tea sp

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METHOD:---

1. Roast pea nuts and remove the skin and leave a side
2. Now in a heavy bottom pan combine sugar, jaggery, water and boil till jaggery and sugar dissolves in to water.
3. Now remove from the heat and strain this syrup in to another heavy bottom pan (this processes is to remove any stones or any dart from the jaggery and sugar).
4. Now bring back this syrup to the heat and bring to a full boil now you can see lot of bubbling and rising to the surface stir continually and cook till when you drop a bit of this syrup in to cold water it will solidify like a ball.
5. When syrup reaches this stage immediately add nuts and cardamom powder.
And immediately pour this in to a greased plate or try.
6 .When it is hot, make lines with a knife and leave it to cool.
7. When cooled break this in to pieces.

THIS VERUSENAGA PAPPUCHEKKA GOES TO JFI - PEANUTS AT PAVANI 'S COOK'S HIDEOUT EVENT BY INDIRA OF MAHANANDI

30 comments:

Ann said...

Hey Rekha,Plantain Leaf has become more beautiful with the new look..real good with the richeness..
Chikki we too love ..yours look like original ones

rekhas kitchen said...

Wow it's realy very fast Ann Thanks for the lovely comment

Shama Nagarajan said...

looks perfect...yummy

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow.....i think u r rocking with pics....looks drool worthy...chikki is my all time favourite....looks crunchy and yum...

Hari Chandana said...

looks soo delicious and yummyyy.. very tempting snap.. awesome job!!

Yasmeen said...

Tasty chikki,reminds me of childhood :D

Varunavi said...

Wow looks great rekha,kids will be happy to eat this.Ur snap also looks great :)

Kalaivani said...

Looks yummy.

Pavani said...

Yummy looking palli chikki Rekha. Thanks for sending it over to JFI: Peanuts.

Gita said...

Wow...yummy-looking brittles Rekha...these are always my favorite :)

Parita said...

love peanut chikki..congo on your 400th post my dear:)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

looks perfect....my hubby's favourite..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Congrats on your 400th post. Nice kadalai mittai.

meeso said...

That sounds very tasty! I wanna pick up some jaggery now!

Ramya said...

wow your Chikki reminds me of snack time in my child hood days, soon after coming from school Mom used to give this. Nice pic

LG said...

OMG..400!! Wishing you many more centuries Rekha. Chikki looks tempting dear!

chakhlere said...

That looks yummy!!
Nice new look!

Prathibha said...

wow congrats on ur 400th post rekha...I wish u many more centuries..
That brittle looks absolutely delicious and a nice snack.

Suparna said...

ur blog looks really beautiful and sophisticated!!! congratulations on the 4ooth mile stone and wishing u many more success!!
The pics are awesome!!
Chikki looks droolworthy!!
Keep rocking!!

jayasree said...

Congrats on hitting a milestone. Liked the new look of your space.

Chikki looks absolutely yummy.

Valarmathi said...

Lovely brittles. Looks crunchy and yummy. Nice pic. Congrats on your 4ooth post.

Doloncookbook said...

Hey Rekha new look is very good dear ...
I never made chikki at home .. Looks great .. & yes congrats for 400 post ...

Sanghi said...

Looks perfect!

Chef Jeena said...

Rekha I am a huge fan of any brittle and yours looks really gorgeous, great pictures.

Curry Leaf said...

Love your new look Rekha.The chikki looks too good.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

thats an awesome chikki.... Mom used to make it a lot ...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow,it has come out perfect,u are good in handling syrups! U have many in your archive!!
Rekha,one more thing,In your header picture something like Jelabi is their,u have it in ur archive? Pls give me the link for the recipe...

Sireesha said...

Peanut chikki is my all time favorite looks crunchy and drooling...

Ashwini said...

i thought it was tedious process of makinf chikki..but urs is very simple..

Aparna Prabhu said...

hey akka this is gr8.......i love chikkis..... y dont u send me some......i hope some r remaining....nd congrats