Putnala Chikki - Candied Roasted Bengal Gram | How to make Putnala Chikki

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  • Prep Time 5 Mins
  • Cook Time 20 Mins
  • Resting Time 60 Mins
  • Total Time 25 Mins
  • Servings 8


  • 1 cup Grated Jaggery
  • 1 cup Roasted Bengal Gram
  • 3 Pieces Dry Dates
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 4 - 5 Cardamom seeds


  1. Melt the grated Jaggery until you get a thick syrup.
  2. Add ghee to the boiling syrup.
  3. Spread the thick syrup as a thin layer on water. Leave it for 30 seconds, and the syrup has to break like papad.
  4. If the syrup is crumbling, add cooking soda and boil it on medium flame to make it frothy.
  5. Add dates, roasted Bengal Gram, Cardamom seeds and stir it on medium flame until Chikki comes together. When it comes together totally, remove it from the stove. Pour the syrup mixture on a silver foil in a mold and spread it evenly.
  6. Remove the silver foil from the mold, and spread it evenly with a Papad roller, coated with ghee, into a thinner layer than ΒΌ inch.
  7. While it is still hot, make cuts on the spread. And let it cool for 2-3 hours.
  8. Once cool, store the pieces in an airtight container.