Snacks & Starters/ Sweet / Dessert


Today i have for you all a very common sweet or call it a candy that’s popular throughout India. Its so tasty ,very addictive and remains one of my favorites since childhood. Hmm.. I am speaking about our “Chikki “. I know like me there are many out there who can go on munching these brittles. There are many types of chikki one can make and the most common being Groundnut Chikki.But since i have already shared peanut laddu , i thought this time let it be ” Mixed Nuts / Dry fruits Chikki “.


Growing up i remember me an my brother used to fight for these chikkis. Memories are so fresh…and as per me food plays a major role in refreshing memory. Ok Ok.. let me not go deep into my memories and start a history class here.Back to today’s post mixed nuts chikki . One can enjoy it as a snack or a dessert. It is crunchy and crispy just like brittle, and it’s sweetness comes from jaggery or sugar. In the peanut laddu i have used jaggery,so this time i’ll show how to make chikki using sugar.They are quiet easy to make with just a few ingredients.Just that you need to be really quick towards the end.With festival season just around the corner, this must be the perfect time for you all to try this very healthy snack / dessert… here we go….

Please excuse for the quality of pics.. after my 1st click my camera battery died and i had to manage with mobile only :(…


Smitha Kalluraya
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian


  • 1 cup Mixed Nuts, (I used Almonds, Pistachios and Cashew nuts equal quantity)
  • 1/4 cup White sesame seeds
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 tsps Ghee For greasing, + extra for rolling pin and the foil or tray or kitchen slab.
  • 1 pinch Baking soda, ( Optional, makes chikki brittle but not hard on teeth )


  • Firstly cut almonds, pista and cashew nuts into thin slices.
  • Heat a pan or kadai, add the sesame seeds and dry roast on a medium flame till they splutter.Remove and keep aside to cool.
  • To the same pan add a tsp of ghee and roast all the mixed nuts for about a minute or two.This will enhance the tastes of nuts.Remove and keep aside to cool.
  • Grease the tray or aluminum foil with the ghee. Similarly grease the rolling pin which you’re going to use for flattening the chikki.
  • Next add a tsp of ghee to the pan. Rotate the pan such ghee gets coated to the pan.Add sugar ,spread and 2 tsp of water.
  • Keep the flame high and keep stirring.When sugar starts melting reduce the flame to low.
  • Once the sugar melts its start changing its color. This is known as caramelization or browning of sugar.Keep stirring continuously.Sugar syrup will change to light brown color.
  • When sugar changes to light brown color, switch off and immediately add a pinch of baking soda and roasted mixed nuts.
  • Mix nuts and caramelized sugar well.Pour it over greased slab and flatten using rolling pin.
  • When it is warm draw lines according to desired shape.
  • Once cool cut and store in air tight container. Enjoy delicious crispy crunchy Mixed nuts chikki


  1. Peanuts,sesame ,cashew or any other chikki can be done similarly following the same method.
  2. You can also add roasted flax seeds to it.
  3. Once sugar starts melting you have to stir continuously n have to be really quick. Once it caramelizes, you have to add nuts quickly, mix quickly ,pour quickly n mark quickly. Else sugar will cool and harden to a lump .
  4. You can also use jaggery instead of sugar.
  5. Addition of ghee while making sugar syrup gives a nice glaze to the chikki.
  6. Don't add more water to sugar.
  7. If u see clearly in the pic, my chikki has not got proper shapes .thats because by the time i took a quick pic, chikki had cooled n i could'nt draw lines on it. So don't forget t draw lines n shape your chikkis when its warm only.

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  • Reply
    Shweet Spicess
    September 18, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    I seriously loved reading ur post 🙂 very nice recipe!! When i make i will follow ur steps 🙂 thank u

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    September 18, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    wow superb clicks….healthy chikki…

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    Vimitha Anand
    September 19, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Would be great for kids snack

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    nandoos Kitchen
    September 19, 2014 at 12:57 am

    super! looks perfect

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    Babitha costa
    September 19, 2014 at 3:05 am

    really addictive

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    Poornima hegde
    September 19, 2014 at 6:23 am

    My mum uses jaggery for chikkis and I love them.. These look amazing Smitha.

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    MonuTeena RecipesPassion
    September 19, 2014 at 9:22 am

    i didnt know how to make it this is one of my fav 🙂 thanks for sharing dear

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    Vibha Sp
    September 19, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    very sweet n easy chikki , loved it , luks colrfull , vl defntly try dr

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    Priya Suresh
    September 19, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Very addictive tikkis, i can happily have some.

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    Sony P
    September 20, 2014 at 4:24 am

    Delicious and yummy chikki

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    Shobha Kamath
    September 20, 2014 at 6:40 am

    Nutritious chikkis! Loved it.

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    Preetha Soumyan
    September 20, 2014 at 10:31 am

    OMG.. i am drooling here… my husband loves these kind of eatables.. i will definitely try this

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    Carolyn Morrissey
    September 21, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    This looks so delicious! Even someone like me who can’t cook well can do this! Thank you so much for

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    September 23, 2014 at 4:16 am

    Feel like grabbing some and taste:-)

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    September 26, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    can we use only peanuts?

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    September 26, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    yes u can use only peanuts ,only sesame or only cashews..

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    September 27, 2014 at 6:16 am

    Thanks. Will let you know after i make it.

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    September 30, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Lovely recipe. made with cashewnuts and was superhit at my place. Yummy. This is going to be regular at my place now…. thanks again.

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    prasadreddy komitla
    November 26, 2014 at 5:31 am

    Very nice information that you are sharing about events and thanks for sharing the information with us Dry Fruits supplier Vidyaranyapura

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    December 16, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    I have tried to prepare but i cont make it that much perfect.Better luck next time but i have learn how to make it.I feel its better to get food gift baskets instead of that.

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    January 15, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Hi. I tried this chikki today but replaced sugar with jaggery. The chikki was super tasty but was very crumbly and was in tiny pieces. Don’t know what went wrong. Can you please help? ThanksTulika Mukhopadhyay

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    January 19, 2015 at 4:22 am

    Hi Tulika, glad to know that you tried the recipe and also liked it..I guess jaggery syrup got overcooked leading to crumbly chikki. Next time switch off 2-3 mins before

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    deepa ranawat
    March 29, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Hi tried making the chikkin today…but the sugar didnt caramalize at all…instead it turned into a lump n crystallized again…wat went wrong?kindly help.

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    March 31, 2015 at 7:25 am

    i think u missed adding 2 tsp water …

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    Janvi Rochlani
    September 12, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Superb..Very yummy n easy ways of cooking..

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    Janvi Rochlani
    September 12, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Superb….very yummy n easy ways of cooking.

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    Rekha thacker
    August 11, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Why sod is added?

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      Smitha Kalluraya
      August 15, 2017 at 12:05 pm

      gives kind of soft yet crisp texture .. not hard on teeth

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