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Chikki is generally made from groundnuts and jaggery. It is a great homemade food gift as well as better than candy, snack to satisfy the sweet tooth.
In regions of North India, especially Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, this sweet is called Layyiya Patti, being also very popular in Brazil, where it is known as pé-de-moleque, and in Paraguay, where it is called Ka'í Ladrillo.
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250 gms Jaggery (Gur)- unprocessed, unrefined cane sugar
1 cup raw peanuts
1/2 cup water
Roast Peanuts until a shade darker. Let them cool down then remove the skin and ground the peanuts.
Dissolve jaggery in water on medium heat in a saucepan. Bring to boil then let cook for 3-4 mins until caramalized.
Mix peanuts in the jaggery syrup and mix well while stirring everything quickly.
Spread into a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or plate greased with ghee. Once it has completely solidified,cut into desired shapes and serve.
Can be stored in an airtight container for upto 3 months.