February 27, 2016

Peanut Candy/ Peanut Brittle/ Peanut Chikki with roasted sesame seeds

I was never a big fan of chikki until quite recently. The month of February changed it all. I ate nuts candy from St.Maarten, almond candy from China and sesame candy from Dubai. Not that I traveled to China and St Maarten, let's just say it is simply the benefit of staying in a country with so many nationalities. This was a trigger enough to try making this candy myself.

The resolve was made stronger at Dubai Mall last week with the sample of peanut candy coated with sesame seeds that we got to sample at one of our office lunch outings.

The candy looks complicated and anyone might think twice before even looking up this recipe.My assumption was the very same till I actually tried it out. Making a chikki ,as it is commonly called in India is just a 10 minute job if you have all your ingredients in place.


Here is your ten minute recipe.


  1. Roasted peanuts -1 cup
  2. Sugar/grated jaggery - 1 cup( I used sugar, you may substitute it with jaggery)
  3. Butter - 2 tbsp
  4. Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  5. Sesame seeds - 1/4 cup


Roast and peel the peanuts in case you do not get to buy roasted ones. Halve the peanuts, spread onto a flat surface and crush it lightly using a rolling pin. Lightly roast the sesame seeds till the color starts changing lightly.

Grease a flat surface -could be your cutting board, kitchen slab or inverted steel plate with butter. Spread half the roasted sesame seeds on the greased surface evenly.

Heat a thick bottomed pan. Add sugar and cardamom powder to this and stir it using a ladle till the sugar melts and the color changes to brown.

Switch off the flame and add the crushed peanuts.Mix this well and quickly, it will harden very fast. Transfer this mixture from the pan to the greased surface and roll it out using a rolling pin. Sprinkle the remaining sesame seeds on the top.

Let it cool for 15 minutes, cut and serve in sizes of your choice.


Now, did I not say that it was a ten minute job.