Monday, December 24, 2007

Sesame Pistachio Chikki

Crispy Sesame chikki / brittle with pistachio is a sweet delicacy, with all it's sweetness from sugar and honey. Though making chikki is quite simple, there is one or two quick steps to note, such as, once the syrup has reached the correct consistency, then immediately add dry ingredients and then spread the cooked mixture quickly, since it hardens very fast. So just keep everything ready before you start cooking.

Ingredients

1 cup - White sesame seeds
1/3 to 1/2 cup - Pistachio, finely chopped
1 cup - Sugar
1/4 cup - Honey
1/2 tsp - Cardamom powder
Ghee to grease

Method

1 ) Dry roast sesame seeds to a golden color and set aside to cool. Mix chopped pistachio, cardamom powder and mix well. Grease a flat plate or a flat surface well.

2 ) Mix sugar and honey in a saucepan and melt together on a medium heat. Cook the syrup till it turns to a golden color. Switch off the stove. Immediately add the sesame mixture, stir and mix well.

3 ) Quickly spread on a greased plate and spread evenly. To spread evenly you can grease a rolling pin and roll over the mixture to spread. Allow the chikki to cool slightly, but before the chikki hardens completely, cut it into pieces with a knife. Store in airtight container.


Do check out Peanut chikki made with jaggery. Sesame chikki can be made with jaggery too. Just follow the recipe, replace peanut with sesame seeds.

21 comments:

Asha said...

Perfectly done Pravs!:))

Seema said...

They looks so goos & pefrect to the T!! Great job Pravs:-)

Bhags said...

these sweet nothings make my mouth water.....seriously, its getting sweet all over the blogosphere...:)

Purnima said...

Pravs..those are lovely cut and perfectly colored chikkis!

Pravs said...

Asha & Seema: Thank you :D

Bhags : sure it's too sweet out there in the blogosphere :)

Purnima : Thanks purnima :) do try this...not so hard to make.

Sig said...

Gorgeous.... Merry Christmas Pravs... Happy Holidays to you and yours...

Kalai said...

Beautiful, as usual! I had a problem the last time I tried making this. Will try your version out!

vegeyum said...

These look so stunning. It is Xmas Eve here, and time for me to wish all of my blog friends a wonderful time with family and friends tomorrow. May it be a peaceful and blessed day where we can give a lot of joy to those around us. Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

Looks so good. I am going to try it. Thanks.

Rumya

Coffee said...

Pistachio in sesame is new! sounds great. :)

Padmaja said...

Pravs!!! Great looking chikkis there!!
Wishing you n family a very merry christmas n happy new year!!

Purnima said...

Pravs..surely shall try it..hey Wish you and your family a Rocking New Year! Njoi your holidays!!

Sagari said...

chikki look so perfect pravs yummyyyyyyyy

KALVA said...

Perfeccttooo.. Great recipe.. We call it Nuvvula Mudda

Lissie said...

awesome pictures! delicious chikkis!!
Merry Christmas to you and family!

bindiya said...

Have bookmarked this lovely recipe,will try it out soon.

Richa said...

looks so tempting :)

Pravs said...

Thank you all. Happy holidays to everyone.

Kamini said...

What delicious looking chikki. I always thought it was a tricky thing to make..Should try it out soon.

Seena said...

Its very well done! Looks so cute.

Shella said...

Pravs that look simply delcious, n such perfect cuts. Wow. You have really perfected it.