Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Almond Chikki! (Squares)
I used lot of almonds this Deepavali! I like this nut. Good fat and it can blend with anything. We are fond of kadala urundai which is made with peanuts and jaggery. I thought of making them with Almonds for a change. This sweet requires no ghee.
What you need?
whole Almonds-7.5 cups
(Ratio for Almonds to Jaggery is 3:1)
dry ginger powder-1/2 tsp (optional)
Cardomom powder-1/4 tsp
How to make?
Coarsely grind almonds (it must be half), you will get different sizes and some powder too but that is fine.
1.Boil Jaggery in half cup water till it dissolves completely . Filter dirt.
2. In a clean kadai, add the filtered jaggery and boil it till it becomes thick. Consistency should be if you pour the jaggery with a laddle, it should form two strings.
3. Add the coarse almonds into the jaggery and mix them. Add dry ginger powder if using and cardomom powder. Mix well.
4. I poured into the thin baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Press that with a flat laddle all over, let it rest for a while(2 hrs). Cut them into desired shapes.
If the jaggery becomes too thick while boiling, add water and boil it again till the right consistency.