Roasted Sesame Brittle

(12 Servings)

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Sesame brittles are made in India during festivals as a dessert. They can be made in the form of balls known as ‘laddus’ or pressed flat like brittles called ‘chikki’. Usually a great dessert to make as a family together. The sweet once set can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 months!

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups sesame seeds
  • 250 grams powdered jaggery
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • Ghee oil
Method:
Roast the sesame seeds in a non stick frying pan on medium heat until hey get a light brown color. Remove, set aside and mix well with the crushed peanuts and the cardamom.

Now add the jaggery on a low flame and add the water and salt and dissolve. Slow boil the mixture until the syrup becomes thick. You will know when the mixture is thick enough when a drop of the liquid forms a ball shape when placed on a plate. Set aside and let it cool a little.

While still hot add the sesame peanut mixture and mix well. On a medium sized baking tray place parchment paper and lightly grease with ghee oil. Spread the mixture evenly (about 1/4 inch thick) while still a little hot on the parchment paper. Apply a little ghee oil to your hand and press in the sesame mixture flat. As the chikki cools it becomes harder and sets. Store in the refrigerator for a couple hours. When ready cut in squares (about 2 inches) and serve !

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