Chikki-Peanut brittle

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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Chikki-Peanut brittle
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Category: Dessert

Cuisine: Indian

Chikki-Peanut brittle


  • 1 cup peanuts/groundnuts without skin
  • 1/2 cup jaggery
  • 1 tbsp ghee or clarified butter(You can use oil/vegan butter for vegan version)
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder


  1. Pulse peanuts in a food processor to coarsely chop it.
  2. Dry roast crushed peanuts for 5 mins.
  3. Remove the peanuts.Keep it aside.
  4. Add ghee,jaggery. Mix on low flame.
  5. In bowl of water,add a drop of jaggery to check if it is brittle.
  6. Add cardamom,peanuts,switch off flame.Mix well.
  7. Spread mix on baking paper or a greased tray.Press evenly.
  8. Draw incisions.Break into desired shapes.
  9. Store in a dry jar.Serve fresh.

Note: You can also make this brittle with sugar.Use the same amount as jaggery.

 click varo or laiFor more chikki recipes.

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