Til Papdi Chikki, Makar Sankranti Recipe

Til Papdi Chikki, Makar Sankranti Recipe

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Papdi chikki is a type of chikki that’s really thin. This not only makes it attractive to look at, but also gives it a superbly crisp and exciting mouth-feel.

A specialty that’s made during Sankaranthi, the Til Papdi Chikki is a delightful treat that’s made with sesame seeds along with a dash of almonds and a sprinkling of cardamom powder.

We have made this chikki with the sesame seeds used for making chikki – it is commonly available in all shops. At step 4, make sure you cool the mixture only for a few seconds and proceed immediately; else you will not be able to roll it if it cools too much.

You can also try other chikkis like the Peanut Chikki and Mixed Til Chikki .

Til Papdi Chikki, Makar Sankranti Recipe recipe - How to make Til Papdi Chikki, Makar Sankranti Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 20 pieces
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1/2 cup sesame seeds (til) , refer handy tip
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp almond (badam) slivers
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder

  1. Heat a broad non-stick pan, add the sesame seeds and dry roast on a slow flame for 2 minutes. Transfer the sesame seeds on a plate and cool completely.
  2. Put the sugar in the same broad non-stick pan, once it start melting, tilt the pan till the sugar melts completely. It takes approximately 4 minutes.
  3. Add the sesame seeds, almond slivers and cardamom powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  4. Immediately put the mixture on a greased rolling board and wait for a few seconds.
  5. Then roll it into a 250 mm. (10”) diameter circle using a greased rolling pin till it is really thin. If you find it difficult to roll then keep greasing the rolling pin.
  6. Cool it till it is firm.
  7. Lift is carefully using a flat steel spatula and cool again completely.
  8. Then roughly break them into pieces.
  9. Serve or store in an air-tight container. Use as required.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. The sesame seeds we have used are the one you get for making chikki.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per piece
Energy40 cal
Protein0.7 g
Carbohydrates5.5 g
Fiber0.5 g
Fat1.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0 mg