The ever popular dry sweet of India gachak/Chikki recipe

Last Updated : 26 Apr 2016


Recipes 122
  • Servings
  • 3
  • Cook Time
  • 25min
  • Prep Time
  • 10min

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Peanut gachak (chikki) recipe is a traditional Indian sweet which has many varieties. It is called chikki in North India with its origin being in Gujarat. It is a very popular dry sweet across India, both in the rural and the urban areas. Maharastra is known to produce the best peanut chikkis in the country. The basic ingredients that are used to prepare peanut chikki recipe are healthy for your body so you need not compromise your taste for the health. Jaggery binds the sesame seeds, peanuts, etc. and produces this delicious sweet recipe. Rich in calcium, antioxidants, iron, copper, and many other components, these ingredients collectively makes an extremely healthy combination. This crunchy, chewy, sticky sweet delight is also easy to prepare and is a must in the festive occasions. Let me share with you this very simple and easy chikki recipe and you should at home and let me know how it turned out.


  • 2 cup roasted peanuts (dry roast and cool the peanuts then remove the skin)
  • 150 gm jaggery (for more sweet taste add extra 1/4 cup of jaggery)
  • 2 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • Oil/ghee to grease


  • In a non-stick kadai add grated jaggery and water
  • When it starts to boil its color will change to dark brown
  • At this time lower the flame and check the consistency of the jaggery by dropping 1 or 2 drops of it in water
  • When it forms small balls and becomes hard, we need that consistency
  • Now turn off the heat and add peanuts, fennal seeds, sesame seeds, ginger powder and stir it well so that no lumps remain
  • Pour this solution to a greased plate and allow it to cool for 5-6 minutes and cut to desired shapes



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