a traditional and most famous Indian crispy sweet using peanut and jaggery
Makar Sankranti is the first big festival of the year celebrated across India. Makar Sankranti is a perfect example of unity in diversity. Every state in India has different ways of celebrating Makar Sankranti but the theme - harvest season - is the uniting factor. Makar Sankranti is essentially a celebration of a bumper harvest. According to the Hindu calendar, there are 12 Sankranti days in a year. Each Sankranti marks the beginning of a month and is observed in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Punjab, Odisha, Bihar, West Bengal, and Nepal. Sankranti also represents the movement of the Sun from one constellation to another. From Makar Sankranti, the Sun starts moving towards the northern hemisphere, marking the end of the winter season and days start getting longer. Hence, Makar Sankranti is also known as Uttarayan, the beginning of an auspicious period.
Makar Sankranti is celebrated all over India in various forms like Lohri in Punjab, Pongal in South India, Bihu in North India, etc. Gur/Jaggery and Til/Sesame seeds are some of the main ingredients used for making sweet dishes at this festival. Different recipes are made all over India ranging from lip-smacking sweet and savory dishes.
Among them, chikki is the most popular sweet and usually prepared using sesame seeds, Peanuts, puffed rice, etc. Varieties of chikkis are made in huge dabbas and shared with friends, relatives.
Peanut chikkis !
This is one of the famous and traditional Indian sweet recipe prepared with jaggery and roasted peanuts. So one can guess that it is a 2-ingredient recipe. And yes, the recipe here is very straight-forward. Well, the whole procedure includes simple steps - roasting the peanuts, preparing the jaggery syrup, and finally mixing everything as well as shaping.
Dietary note :
✔ Easy to make✔ Gluten-free
✔ 2 ingredient recipe
The event-related to this post :
Monday is here again and the Foodie Monday Blog Hop team has decided on the 280th theme as 'Makar Sankranti Special' . So here I have come up with this Peanut Chikkis for the theme contribution.
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