Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai | Peanut Chikki Recipe | Myhealthykiddo turns 1

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Homemade Peanut Chikki-1I am soooo happy to announce that my website “Myhealthykiddo” is completing 1 year today(Oct-15-2016). Hearty thanks to my all readers and followers. Do keep sharing 🙂

The idea of “Myhealthykiddo” blossomed on Oct-15-2014. It took a year to dream, design and develop the website with base contents. Finally, I published it on Oct-15-2015. There is one more sentiment on this date. It’s my hubby’s birthday. He is the motivational force behind all my positive moves. Lot of courage is required to put an end to a working profession, just to run behind a dreaming passion. He took that courageous decision for me and let me live in my dream world. I totally love cooking, clicking and writing .. Miles to go…

Coming to the post, Kadalai Mittaai is a tasty, crunchy, healthy and easy sweet. If you have roasted peanuts at hand, you shall make this in under 15 mins. A healthy treat to celebrate Myhealthykiddo’s first anniversary 🙂

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Peanut Chikki Recipe – Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 10 mins
Makes : 16 Pieces | Suits: 3+ Years Kids and whole family

Roasted Peanut – 1/2 cup
Jaggery – 1/3 cup
Water – 1/3 cup
Cardamom powder/Aelakkaai thool – a generous pinch

Preparation

1.Add water and cardamom powder to grated jaggery.how-to-make-kadalai-mittaai-step-12.Let it boil till jaggery dissolves well in water. Then filter jaggery for impurities and add it to another pan.how-to-make-kadalai-mittaai-step-23.Boil well till jaggery syrup thickens. In a bowl of water, pour few drops of syrup. Syrup should stand firm in water. If you take out and roll into a ball, it should roll into a hard ball. If you drop the ball back into water with a force, you should hear a “dong” sound. This is “hard ball” consistency. Switch off the stove immediately.how-to-make-kadalai-mittaai-step-34.Add roasted peanuts and quickly gather them to a mass using a Spatula(Karandi). Grease chapathi roller and base with ghee.how-to-make-kadalai-mittaai-step-45.Transfer peanut mass to greased base. Roll it using greased chapathi roller. While rolling, adjust the sides using hand and roll it into a square.how-to-make-kadalai-mittaai-step-56.Use sharp, ghee-greased knife to cut horizontally and vertically to make small squares.how-to-make-kadalai-mittaai-step-6    Leave it open for half an hour. Then, transfer to air-tight container. That’s it!

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Tips/Tricks

  • Refer my Kids Peanut Balls post to see how to roast and skin-out peanuts.
  • Jaggery syrup consistency decides the crunchiness of the mittaai. If you stop at soft ball consistency, your mittaai would become chewy.
  • You shall add cardamom powder after filtering the syrup too.

Nutritional Benefits

Peanuts – Selenium, Proteins, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorous, Zinc, Fiber, Monounsaturated(good) fats, Folates, Vitamins B&E
Jaggery – Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorous, Selenium, Folates, Vitamin B

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3 Responses to Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai | Peanut Chikki Recipe | Myhealthykiddo turns 1

  1. Preetha says:

    Congrats shyam on reaching your blog’s 1st anniversary… very happy to see each and every post in this 1 year… Wishing you all the best….

  2. Rengaraju N says:

    Healthy snacks and easy preperation syamala. Very good

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