Sunday 14 August 2016

Dry Fruit Chikki with Coconut Sugar

Dry Fruit Chikki with Coconut Sugar

Plattershare in association with GoIndiaOrganic has given me an opportunity to use Coconut Sugar, though I never used this product earlier in my recipe. However I took this as challenge and when I read more about this I came to know this sugar is extracted from Coconut Flower sap.

This is natural and contains nutrients like iron, zinc and calcium though less in quantity. Further GI i.e. Glycemic Index is low at 35 which means absorption of sugar in blood is slow. However sugar is not a very healthy option even coconut sugar is no exception.

I prepared Dry Fruit Chikki for my kid and even you can try this simple, easy but yummy dish for your brother or sister on the occasion of Rakshabandhan day...

Preparation Time : 10 Min

Cooking Time : 10 Min

Reacting Time : 1 hour

Ingredients :

  • 1 /2 Cup Almonds
  • 1/2 Cup Cashew-nuts
  • 2 Tablespoon green Pistachio 
  • 2 Tablespoon Raisin
  • 2 Tablespoon dried rose petals
  • 1 Tablespoon pure ghee
  • Few Saffron strands dissolve in 1/2 tablespoon water (Optional)
  • 1 Cup Organic Coconut Sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon Honey (optional)
  • 1 Sheet butter paper

Procedure :
  • In a pan add few drops of pure ghee along with almonds, now roast this for 2 minutes on slow flame or till almonds are roasted properly

  • Now add Cashew-nuts to this and roast it. Once it is done add pistachio to this 

  • Now add raisin and rose petals and switch off the flame

  • keep it side for 10 minutes. Take a zip pouch transfer dry fruit mixture in it and crush the dry fruit with rolling pin ... make are that dry fruit should not be over crushed

  • Take a pan, add ghee to it now add coconut sugar and honey stir it continuously till the sugar gets melted. Now add Saffron strands to this and cook the sugar syrup till it is properly caramelised. Be careful that sugar should not be over cooked

  • Now add dry fruit mixture to this syrup and mix it well 

  • in a dish place butter papper sheet and pour the mixture in it as shown in picture. Sprinkle some rose petals on this and keep aside for 1 hour

  • Once the chikki is set properly, cut it into bar or small pieces of your choice and serve this

Tips :
  • You can add any other dry fruit of your choice
  • Honey is optional if you want that your chiki should be little bit soft add honey or to have crunchy chikki then avoid honey

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