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Chikki-Bengal gram brittle

Chikki is good way to pep your energy.Make it from nuts,lentils,coconut or seeds.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: bengal gram brittle, chana dal chikki, sindhi dal chikki
Servings: 12

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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 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 tight container.