Sesame chikki recipe I Ellu mittai I Til chikki

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Ellu Mittai or Sesame chikki a crunchy, nutty, sweet made with sesame seeds and sugar. Sesame seeds and the oil are rich with high nutritive values. Sesame seeds are roasted, mixed with caramelized sugar syrup. Sesame chikki is a part of our tradition to make them for festive seasons to bring goodness and happiness throughout the year, a quick and easy to make recipe, which makes a nutty flavored, crispy and yummy sweet dish.

Preparation time – 10 min

Cooking time – 10 min

Serves – 4

Ingredients –

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White sesame -1 cup

Sugar – 3/4 cup

Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp

Method –

To make or to prepare sesame chikki or ellu mittai –

Heat a pan dry roast sesame seeds to light brown in colour in a medium flame

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Do not let them to smoke or burn. keep it aside and let it cool.

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Add sugar in the same pan stir fry

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Keep stirring until sugar dissolves fully

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When sugar get caramelized

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Add roasted sesame and cardamom powder and combine together. Remove it from the flame

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Quickly add the mixture on a greased butter sheet/ greased tray

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Gently press/spread the mixture, (smooth it)  and give desired cut with a knife when it is warm.

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Remove the pieces , transfer it to an air tight container.

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Enjoy crispy and tasty Sesame chikki/ ellu mittaie.

Notes –

Take special care while frying sesame seeds do not over roast or under cook it, Fry sesame in a medium flame when it begins to splutter remove it from the flame.

No need to add water to sugar, it dissolves naturally when heated / when stir fried

When the mixture is ready, add it to a greased tray and press it with another greased plate/utensil .

Or roll the mixture when it is warm, and quickly give a cut before the mixture becomes cool.

You can cut it with a Knife or with molds of different shape.

Sesame chikki can be prepared with jaggery as well.

 

 

 

 

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