Recipe: Peanut Chikki

Peanut Chikki
Peanut Chikki

Peanut chikki or gajak (as it is popularly called in Northern India) is a fairly easy to make. Peanut chikki is synonymous with winters and used as a offering on Lohri too. Since Lohri is round the corner,make this super simple recipe as it just needs 3 ingredients and 20 minutes!


1 cup skinned peanuts (buy the non salted variety)

1 cup jaggery (gur or shakar)

1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder


  • Roast peanuts on a medium flame. When they are slightly golden, turn off the heatand let the roasted peanut cool.
  • Heat a non stick pan and add the jaggery. Heat on a low flame and mix it continuously. When jaggery melts, immediately add the peanuts and remove from heat. Mix well.
  • Now grease a plate/cutting board with ghee.
  • Pour the mixture on the greased plate and using your rolling pin make it into a thick and flat shape. Cut immediately and serve on cooling.

PS: Make sure you do not overcook the jaggery. Once it cooks add the peanut powder immediately.

  • Do not allow the mixture to cool before spreading. If it cools down it cannot be spread.