Thursday, December 13, 2012

How to make Peanut Brittle ? ( Peanut Burfi / Chikki ) / Step by Step :

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Peanut Burfi:
Peanut  Burfi   is the most popular dessert,  which is available all over the India. This is also commonly known as  Peanut  Brittle  or  Verkadalai  Burfi. 
This is my MIL’s recipe & is very simple and quick to prepare, only thing is we have to keep all the ingredients ready before starting.  
Kids love this richly flavored crunchy taste..!!
Here goes the wonderful  Peanut  brittle  recipe that is easy to make and wows everyone..:)

·         Peanuts                                 - 1 cup
·         Jaggery powdered                 - ¾ cup
·         Cardamom pwd                      - a generous pinch
·         Butter                                    - 1 tbsp
·         Water                                     - ¼ cup
1.     Roast Peanuts in a dry pan on medium flame.
2.     Turn off flame, once the peanuts starts loosing their skin easily.
3.     Allow to cool.
4.     Take the peels off by rubbing the peanuts.
5.     Now take the peanuts in a ziplock cover and roughly smash it, so that the peanuts breaks into halves roughly.
6.     Now heat a heavy bottomed pan.
7.     Add ¼ cup of water and allow to boil.
8.     Add the powdered jaggery and keep the flame in low medium flame.
9.     Stir well, so that the jaggery melts and starts bubbling.
10.  Continue cooking the jaggery for few more minutes.
11.  Once the jaggery reaches the soft ball consistency, ( you can check this by adding a drop of jaggery mixture in a cup of water.  When the jaggery forms a ball shape without getting dissolved, then it is the perfect consistency. )
12.  At this stage add cardamom pwd, butter and coarsely crushed peanuts.
13.  Give a quick stir and combine together.
14.  Grease a flat tray with ghee.
15.  Turn off flame and pour the hot mixture into the tray. Trowel the surface for uniform thickness.
16.  Allow to cool for few minutes.
17.  Slice the burfi, when it has set well. ( take care it turns hard quickly )
18.  When the brittle cools completely, break into pieces.
19.   Delicious Peanut Brittle  ready.
20.  Enjoy the hard and crunchy texture, that literally melts in your mouth..!!
21.   This has a good shelf life, by storing it in an air-tight container.
Similar Recipes:
·         Roasted Gram Jaggery Ladoo
·         Almond Barfi
·         Cashew Sweet
·         Pista Burfi
·         Choco Burfi & Coconut Burfi


  1. Wow, I want one piece right now

  2. Luvly clicks!!!soo tempting....looks adorable..

  3. Just love it. Cannot resist with one... Lovely

  4. I can't eat just one :) these are so good, perfectly made

  5. So yum and nice pictorial

  6. Perfectly made brittles, turned out nice

  7. Simply looks yummy....crunchy as well. Loves your tutorial photos.

  8. Love munching these

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  9. healthy and tatsy chikkis..great.....nice blog vth tasty recipes..
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  10. So nostalgic.. it was my favorite in my childhood.. Even now.. :D

  11. This is one of my weakness. I cannot resist .. Give me some

  12. Thanks everyone..:) Really appreciate your valuable time n inspiring feedback..
    have a lovely friday..!!

  13. Lovely reminds me of schooling days...

  14. My absolute favorite !! Looks awesome

  15. Looks yummy!!! Great treat for after dinner!

  16. Chikki looks perfect, I made once and failed miserably.

  17. One of my childhood favorites..I loved your presentation.

  18. Goodness gracious me! If I made these peanut brittles, I'll be munching the whole day!

  19. Love this ever....

  20. Awesome brittle. Very well explained. Love it.

  21. Hi Jay, this snack look awesome. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

  22. Looks yum and well explained...Thank you so much for sharing this:)

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  23. When I get these on my hand I can't stop munching :-) Lovely ..

  24. That is so tempting Jay!!! love your picture perfect pictures!!! am drooling here!!
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  25. Wow wonderful preparation, mouthwatering!!!
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  26. I love these a lot. Looks so crunchy and yum

  27. loved your presentation Jay, these chikkis look so perfect and cute

  28. Want to make this sometime, has come out very well..

  29. Feel like munching some, very attractive brittles.

  30. Jay so perfect you have made this. They are so so yum.

  31. Perfectly this..

  32. An absolute visual treat of peanut barfi........yummy.

  33. Jay, I always thought peanut brittle would be complicated to make. You've made it so simple!

  34. These peanut brittles look heavenly! I bet it's addictive!

  35. I make it with sugar, should try now with jaggery too.

  36. Looks perfect for the kids' lunch boxes! Take a quick look at my blog Jay and there may be a little Christmas gift coming your way! A.

  37. Lovely presentation, chikkis are my all time favorites :)

  38. OHG whr u learnt ths jay!!!! my native spl...but no1 knw how to make it, just buying....coool i got the receipe from u....

  39. hi jay, oooo i see... this is how it is done, it's one of my favorite snacks.. never knew it is this simple to prepare.. thank you so much, i finally got this great recipe> bookmarked with thanks..

  40. Childhood favorite, you can spend afternoons licking on those chikkis. Nicely made.

  41. Yum Yum jay..made them today,..turned out nyc n crispy..thnx for sharing...i added one extra ingredient - dessicated coconut..:)


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