>> Sunday, February 17, 2013
Peanut Chikki | Kadala Mittai
Peanuts / Roasted Ground nuts - 2 cups
Jaggery - 2 cups
Water - 1/2 Cup
Liquid glucose - 2 tsp
Salt a pinch
How to make Kadala Mittai
If you are using roasted peanuts, you can skip this step. Else roast the Peanuts on medium heat till toasted and slightly brown all over. This takes about around 8-10 minutes. Keep stirring throughout the process.
Allow it cool down and crush them very lightly, and deskin it.
In a thick bottom pan on medium heat, melt Jaggery and Salt in ½ cup Water. Once the jaggary melts, strain to remove the impurities.
Pour it back into the pan and boil it, stirring, till it attains a soft crack stage / 270 Deg F/ 130 Deg C. * Read notes
Add the prepared Peanuts, stir as fast as possible; remove on to a greased rolling board. With a thick ladle, spread it into 1 cm . Press it down and start rolling it down.
Make marks on top and cut lightly to divide the portions, don't cut all the way through as it will be sticky while hot and let it cool for 10 minutes.
Cut along the already made lines to divide the portions and let it cool down before serving. Store the leftovers in an airtight container.
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