Sunday, February 6, 2011

Black sesame seeds chikki

Chikki is a sweet treat like nut brittle traditionally made with peanuts, cashews or sesame seeds and jaggery. This one is made with black sesame seeds and jaggery.

Karen this one is for you. Thank you for reminding me about it!

1 cup jaggery
11/2 cup black sesame seeds
1/2 tsp ground ginger powder (optional)


Take a pan and roast the black sesame seeds on low heat till the raw smell goes away. Keep stirring and checking. Taste to check if the seeds are crunchy and roasted properly. Remove from heat.In a deeper pan start heating the jaggery till it melts completely. Keep stirring this too or it will start burning. Once the jaggery is completely melted add the sesame seeds and ginger powder and mix thoroughly. Take the pan off heat and pour the entire mixture in a greased pan. Spread it evenly using a rolling pin if needed. It has to be done while still hot. Once it cools cut into desired shape and store in an airtight container.

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