Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Homemade Kadala Mittai | Peanut Chikki Recipe

Kadala Mittai, a healthy snack/candy made from peanuts and jaggery. You can call it as Indian version of peanut brittle. It's crunchy, delicious and perfect to munch on after meal.  We both are very fond of kadala mittai so recently i have started to make them instead of buying from the store and keep it in a small glass jar near by dining area which comes very handy to grab one after a meal. In the past , i had tried kadala mittai at home a couple of times, but somehow it didn't turned out as i had expected. I have understood the knack of making kadala mitai recently and also realized how quickly it can be made if you have roasted peanuts in hands. Well roasted peanuts is very important for its crunchiness and flavor. So make sure the peanuts are roasted well if you're using raw one. Or like me, buy the unsalted roasted peanuts, it will make your job so easy!!! Now let's check out on how to make this delicious kadala mittai.



Kadala Mittai | Peanut Chikki

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 minsMakes : 12 small pieces 
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Kadala mittai,Kasala urundai,peanut chikki,chikki recipe,kovilpatti kadala mittai,kovilpatti mittai Kadala Mittai, a healthy snack/candy made from peanuts and jaggery. You can call it as Indian verision of peanut brittle. It's crunchy, delicious and perfect to munch on after meal.
Ingredients
Roasted skinless peanuts - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Water - 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder - a pinch

Procedure
Heat a pan and add the peanuts and roast till it's warm and keep it aside. Since it's already roasted no need to roast it for longer time.Again heat the pan and add the jaggery pieces and water into the pan and let it melt completely.Once it's completely melted, strain the jaggery syrup just to make sure that there is no dust and pour it again into the pan and bring into boil.Keep the flame in medium and let it boil until the syrup reaches hard ball stages. To check the consistency of the syrup, add the sugar syrup into the water ,let it sit for few secs and take it, it should be hard ball & breakable not flexible. Grease the pan with ghee and  keep it ready. Remove the syrup from the flame and add the cardamom powder & peanuts.Mix it well and transfer the mixture into greased pan and level the top with greased bowl or spoon. Let it sit for 2- 3 mins and invert the pan, it fall off easily. Cut into desired shape with sharp knife. Let it cool completely and store it in air tight container.Tasty and crunchy Kadala Mittai is ready.
Notes:

  • Even though it's roasted peanuts, just warm it up a bit helps to retain the crunchiness for longer time.
  • Once the syrup reaches its consistency, you should act fast, otherwise it sets quickly.
  • Don't wait to cool completely to make pieces. Once it starts to set(it will happen within 2-3 mins), cut into desired pieces. 
  • Once it sets completely, it's difficult to cut into perfect pieces, but you can break into pieces.
  • If you're using raw peanuts make sure that they are well and evenly roasted before using.

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