Munch on this crispy and crunchy til chikki loaded with health goodness guilt-free. Make it with only 3 ingredients in just 25 minutes.
Til ki chikki is a yummy Indian sweet treat also known as sesame seed chikki, gajak, or tilachi chikki. Think of it like sesame brittle, but with jaggery.
This snack is so easy to make, you only need 2 ingredients! Or 3, if you count the oil. It's that simple!
Dry roast sesame seeds in a pan on medium-low flame for 3-4 minutes with constant stirring until lightly toasted. Remove toasted seeds to a plate and set aside.
Grease heavily the back of a big pizza pan or thali and rolling pin or alternately tape parchment paper to a tray or countertop.
Melt grated jaggery in a heavy-bottomed wok on medium flame, while stirring constantly. (Keep a bowl of water ready for testing jaggery caramelization.)
Now increase the heat to medium-high so the jaggery starts bubbling and caramelizing, stir well so the jaggery is uniformly caramelized. (If using a candy thermometer heat to 300 F.)
To test jaggery caramelization, drop some melted jaggery in water. If it forms a soft ball, continue cooking; if it hardens immediately, it's ready.
Once the jaggery syrup is caramelized, add the roasted sesame seeds and mix thoroughly. (Act quickly.)
Pour all the mixture on a greased flat sheet prepared earlier. With a greased rolling pin make ⅛ inch flat sheet. While the sesame chikki is still warm, cut using a sharp knife.
Let it cool completely, allowing the jaggery to solidify. Then, separate the squares and savor the delightful crunch of your homemade til chikki.
By Mariam Sodawater