Seeds & Nuts Chikki or Brittle with healthy Sunflower & Pumpkin Seeds,Nuts and Palm Sugar or Jaggery.Delicious, easy to make healthy snack.
- ¾ Cup Mixed Seeds- Sunflower and Pumpkin Seeds
- ¼ Cup Almonds and Pista- chopped up
- ½ Cup Jaggery powder- packed in
- 2 tablespoon water
- 1 teaspoon ghee
- ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder(optional)
Toast the seeds in a pan on low flame while stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.Set aside. Repeat the same process with the nuts.
Mix the nuts and seeds in a bowl and keep ready.Prepare a plate/flat surface by greasing the back of it with ghee.Keep the rolling pin and a piece of butter paper handy.
Heat the ½ cup jaggery with water and cardamom powder on low heat in a pan till it starts to melt and becomes a syrup.
Keep a bowl full of water to check the stage of the jaggery syrup.It should reach the hard ball stage.Hard ball stage is when a drop of the jaggery syrup, dropped in water, will turn into a ball and harden instantly.
Strain the syrup over the nuts and seeds.Mix together.
Working fast, before the mixture cools down.Take the mixture on the greased plate.Put the butter paper over it and flatten it using a rolling pin it to a thickness you want.
Cut it while its still hot into squares or diamonds of required size.Let it cool.
Once it hardens, store in a airtight container