Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Sesame Brittle/ Til Chikki

It had been more than 3 months I tasted this yummy brittle a friend of ours made and since then I was thinking and just thinking of making it, today I finally made it. Brittle in India is also known as chikki.I loved the crunch and the perfect sweetness in the brittle/chikki. Do try this very simple recipe and let me know if you did.



We need:
1 cup white sesame seeds/white til
½ cup coarsely ground almond/almond meal
¾ th cup white sugar
¼ th tsp cardamom seed powder
2 ½ tsp ghee/clarified butter

Method:
Heat a pan and dry roast the sesame sees till golden. Make sure they don’t burn, keep it aside for later use.
In a large pan heat ghee and add sugar, keep stirring it continuously making sure the sugar syrup doesn’t burn.
Once the sugar is completely melted switch off the heat and add in the toasted sesame seeds and almond powder and mix it very well.
When the mixture is ready, put the entire mixture over the back of a greased wooden board or a smooth stone surface or a greased thali. Roll it out thinly using a greased rolling pin.
Cut them into diamond or square shapes immediately.
Gently break the slab into pieces.
Allow it to cool completely. Once cooled, store in an air-tight container.
Enjoy making it.
Happy cooking





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