Chikki-peanut brittle is a popular Indian sweet.Most westerners call it peanut or groundnut brittle. Lonavala chikki, is very popular while travelling from Mumbai to Pune. It is also a traditional Diwali sweet,in Sindhi households.We make a wide variety of chikki(lai),.We use peanuts,sesame,puffed rice or murmura,bengal gram or mix dry fruits (varo) for the same.
Many communities like Marathi,Gujarati ,Punjabi make it in winter.It is easy.It also needs very little cooking,hence is very popular.You can store it at room temperature in dry jar.Kids love it and so do elders.
You can also make the vegan version by using oil.Use jaggery or gud to provide natural sweetness in the brittle. Jaggery version is healthier alternative to sugar one.It also helps improve immunity naturally.It is heat inducing and helps you fight cold when winter sets in.If you like,you can use the same amount of sugar to make it.Usually Gujarati or Kolhapuri jaggery is used to make the sweet.
Note: Please check with your doctor in case of any concerns or ailments.
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