Pea nut Chikki (or) Kadalai Mittai is a tasty delicacy liked by all without any age difference. The demand for this sweet/snack lasts year round without any change. Walnuts are the healthiest nuts as for as i heard about it. The mild bitter taste stays everyone away from this healthy nut. My son sometimes eats this and mostly avoid eating them. To feed him i find a twist on the Peanut chikki by replacing peanuts with walnuts.

So tasty and healthy as it is prepared with jaggery. The best way to feed people those who hates walnuts. This sweet is perfect for the people those who prefer eating healthy stuff always. You can make this as a snack or sweet for this festive season and make your family members happy and healthy.

Walnut Brittle

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Cuisine: South Indian
Makes: 12 pieces

Walnuts- 1 and 1/2 cups
Jaggery, grated- 1 and 1/2 cups
Water-3/4 cup
Cardamom powder, freshly crushed- 1/2 teaspoon
Ghee- 2 teaspoons

  • Apply ghee on a flat tray and sprinkle with maida (APF) and shake off the excess flour.
  • Take walnuts and break them into small pieces(4-5 pieces) with hand and keep them inside the pan.
  • Dry roast the broken nuts on medium flame by frequently tossing them for around three to five minutes. Check the crispness by tasting the crunch of the nuts.
  • Remove them fire and set aside.
  • In a pan add the jaggery and water. Cook them till the syrup turns one string consistency. Check the consistency or stickiness using fingers (or) the last drop falls from the ladle forms a string.
  • Now add the roasted walnuts and mix well. Add cardamom powder and ghee; mix well.
  • Cook for one to two minutes till the syrup almost becomes thick but able to pour stage.
  • Transfer the walnut sugar syrup in to the greased tray.
  • Roll the top using a rolling pin to get the uniform height and even surface.
  • Cut the hot chikki using a knife in to pieces.
  • Allow to cool for thirty to forty five minutes and remove the pieces from tray and serve.