Monday, November 7, 2011

Microwave Peanut Sesame Chikki/Brittle【芝麻花生糖】

Peanut sesame brittle is a traditional candy I grow up eating and thought it existed only in China/Malaysia. I came to realize that I could not be more wrong later during my time in India. The Indians, too have a very similar version of this Peanut brittle, though slightly different in taste and ingredients.

The recipe I created today is of the Indian style, I like the fact that it doesn't call for corn syrup/maltose, and I am a sucker when it comes to Jaggery! Just couldn't say no to the earthy smell and taste of it!



250 gm Peanuts with skin (clean, and drained quickly)
15 gm black sesame
15 gm white sesame
150 gm sugar
80 gm Jaggery/Indian brown sugar or substitute with brown sugar
1/4 tsp Cardamom powder   Optional
1 tbsp Ghee or cooking
4 tbsp water

250 克 花生 (快速洗净,滴干水份)
15 克 黑芝麻
15 克 白芝麻
150 克 白糖
80 克 印度红糖 (Jaggery)也可用红糖代替
1/4 小勺 豆蔻籽粉 (Cardamom powder) Optional
1 大勺 酥油(ghee)或 食油
4 大勺 水

In a microwavable bowl, whisk together jaggery, sugar, ghee and water. Add peanuts and sesame, blend well.

Note:You need not precook/roast the peanuts and sesame.

Place a piece of parchment paper on a square/rectangular cooking pan.

Microwave the mixture for 3 minutes, take it out and stir well, repeat this for 2 more times. If it looks dry while stirring, add 1 tsp of water. The total cooking time should be 9 minutes.

Note:Not all microwave created same, this recipe was calculated using a 900 watt microwave I have at home, you may want to adjust cooking time according to your microwave wattage.

Quickly pour the caramelized peanuts over parchment paper, spread evenly and use a silicon spatula/flat bottom spatula to flatten the brittle.

Let it cold down slightly, and cut it into squares before harden. Let it cold completely before eating.

If you like the peanuts covered with caramel candy completely, increase the sugar in the recipe to 150-200 gm, this way you could have beautiful crystallized sugar coated Chikki!



在一个方型的烤盘上铺上parchment paper。

把混合好的花生和糖浆入微波炉转3分钟,取出拌匀。再转三分钟,再取出,如果看起来有点干可以加1小匙的水,拌匀继续微波炉3分钟。总共 9 分钟。


趁热赶快把花生和糖浆倒入铺有parchment paper的烤盘里,赶快铺平,用一个平底的铲子压平。稍微降温,变硬之前切块。冷却即可食用。


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