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Roasted chana dal chikki recipe

Chikki is good way to pep your energy.Make it from nuts,lentils,coconut or seeds. Adding jaggery makes it healthy and rich in iron too.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: bengal gram brittle, chana dal chikki, channa chikki
Servings: 12


  • frying pan


  • 1 ⅓ cup roasted bengal gram or chutney dal
  • ¼ cup sugar replace sugar by jaggery if required
  • ¼ cup jaggery
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or clarified butter Use oil for dairy free/vegan option
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder


  • Dry roast chutney dal in a heavy bottomed pan for 2 minutes.Keep it aside.
  • In a heavy bottom pan, add ghee and sugar so that it starts to melt.
  • Add jaggery and cook for 2 minutes on low flame,till it forms a homogeneous mixture
  • Keep stirring on a medium flame till sugar gets caramelized and you get a boil.
  • Drop few droplets of mix in bowl of water, if it crystalizes, then its ready.
  • Add cardamom powder to it along with roasted chutney dal and turn off the heat.
  • Pour the chikki mixture on a greased plate/baking sheet and roll with a rolling pin to even it.
  • While it is still warm cut 1' squares incisions and let it cool.
  • Break into pieces once it cools off
  • Store brittle in a airtight container.