My city, Mumbai doesn’t really experience winters like North India does but nevertheless, it doesn’t hold me back from making winter delicacies. So, the recipe I share here today, the Rose Dry Fruit Chikki or the Dry Fruit Brittles are perhaps one of the easiest desserts you can make with ingredients available in your pantry.
If you stock dry fruits at home to munch during the day, like we do, making this recipe is just a 30 minute task. However, I do not guarantee the brittles or chikkis to last for even 30 seconds. They are darn delicious, have the perfect texture, bite, filled with dry fruits and aromatic edible rose petals.
The Rose Dry Fruit chikki takes about 30 mins to cook. Also, let me tell you here, they taste just like the store bought ones. If you love the combination of rose petals and dry fruits and are also looking for a sugar free dessert option, then I urge you to try the No Sugar Dates, Rose and Pistachio Ladoos. They are soft, sweet, full of nuts with a hint of rose water and edible rose petals.
Making chikkis for the very first time can be a bit daunting, atleast I thought so a few years ago. To acquire the perfect consistency, the timing etc so that you enjoy crunchy chikkis instead of the sticky chewy ones that ends up in you making a dentist appointment.
With easy step by step pictures below on how to make the perfect Rose Dry Fruit chikki, this recipe would be a breeze to make at home.
I have used Raw Sugar here to make the Rose Dry Fruit Chikkis instead of Refined Sugar. I usually make Jaggery based chikkis at home but thought of making this for a change, especially for husband who adores it. We celebrate 8 years of meeting each other tomorrow i.e. Christmas Day so I thought the addition of Rose would be quite romantic.
Rose Dry Fruit Chikkis are a perfect gift idea too to your near and dear ones this festive season. It can be stored at room temperature in air tight boxes for atleast a week or more. Great for kids tiffin box as a treat or to carry during long distance travel for family (except Diabetics) this would be definitely loved by all.
Taking this recipe to the #176FoodieMondayBlogHop where the theme this week is Fruits and Flowers suggested by Priya Iyer. Check out her space.
I hope you love the recipe and make a big batch, share with your loved ones, just like I did. Let us check out the detailed recipe below, shall we?
Recipe for Rose Dry Fruit Chikki / Dry Fruit Brittles
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins + 10 mins of cooling
1 cup is 250 ml measurement
- 1 cup Raw Sugar
- 1/2 cup Chopped Almonds (Badam)
- 1/2 cup chopped Cashews (Kaju)
- 1/4 cup chopped pistachios (pista)
- 1/4 cup edible rose petals + 1 tblsp extra
- Few drops of ghee or oil
- Roughly chop Dry fruits and keep aside.
Grease kitchen counter with few drops of ghee or oil.
Heat a non stick pan and add sugar.
Reduce the heat and allow the sugar to slowly melt. It takes about 3-5 minutes on low heat.
Keep stirring the mixture until the sugar dissolves completely. Do not leave it unattended else it will burn and you will have to start again.
Take it off heat and add the dry fruits and rose petals. Now place the pan over the flame and mix it well.
Pour this mixture immediately over the greased kitchen counter and spread it evenly with a pallete knife.
You have to work very fast during the above process so that the sugar doesn’t set and you get the desired thickness of the chikki or brittle.
Sprinkle the rose petals on top, press it with pallette knife and / or a rolling pin too (as shown in pic below) and cut the warm mixture into squares.
Now allow the mixture to cool completely and the chikki will come off easily with a knife.
Store in an air tight container for a week or more.
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