Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Dry Fruit Chikki or Dry Fruit Brittle

By birth I am a Bengali but by heart I am a die-hard fan of Punjabis, be it their attitude to laugh at themselves, or their ways to celebrate with an open heart, or their food. Having spent the golden period of my life in Delhi,  I got to spend a lot of time with the Punjabis, and been part of their celebrations.  On the day of Lohri today,  I am thousands of miles away but have found my own way to celebrate Lohri.  

Wish a very Happy Lohri to my friends

Here is an easy recipe of dry fruit chikki 

Almonds – ½ cup (cut in halves)
Cashew nuts – ½ cup (cut in halves)
Pistachio flakes – 1 tbsp 
Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp 
Sugar -3/4 cup
Honey -1/4 cup 


1. At first dry roast cashew nuts in a hot non stick pan .  Then dry roast almonds.
2. Now, put  sugar onto the non-stick pan and let it melt on low to medium flame. Stir it to prevent from burning. When sugar  melts completely, add honey, almonds, cashewnuts, cardamom powder and mix well.
3. Now pour the mixture  on parchment paper and spread it evenly. Sprinkle pistachio flakes.
4. Gently roll it with greased rolling pin. 
5. After 3 to 4 minutes make square (or diamond shapes) marks  with sharp knife and allow it to cool.
6. Separate the chikki into square  or diamond shaped pieces and store in an air tight container.

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