Dry Fruit Chikki is the special mixture of plenty of healthy dry fruits and nuts It is a famous delight or sweet to celebrate various Indian festivals such as Diwali. This chikki is popular as a Sindhi vado as well. This brittle can be eaten at the time of winter as a sweet dish, learn to make easy, quick and tasty homemade dry fruit chikki.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20-25 minutes
- 1 cup cashew nuts
- 1 cup almond
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 cup pistachios
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 2 tbsp dried dates
- 2 tbsp poppy seeds
- 1 tbsp butter
- 300 gms sugar
- 4 tbsp water
- 2 green cardamoms crushed
- 1 black cardamom crushed
How to make Dry fruit chikki:
- Roast the almonds and leave to cool.
- Chop all the dry fruits in mixed shapes, some may by thinly chopped, some slices, some shredded, etc.
- Heat a big kadhai or pan and add water.
- Also add sugar. Mix well and keep stirring until sugar dissolves.
- Add crushed cardamoms and stir with the poppy seeds.
- Stir continuously and break the lumps of the mixture.
- When the sugar starts changing its color, preferably little brown in color, then immediately add all the chopped nuts.
- Stir constantly for the proper distribution of nuts in whole vara.
- Grease a big plate with the butter.
- Spread the hot mixture on a greased tray.
- Spread evenly to make equally shaped vara.
- Leave to cool down completely until become crispy and perfect nutty chikki.
- When it is completely hard then cut it in the desired shape or in the pieces as much as you want.
- Store in air tight container and enjoy as and when you want.
- Always store this chikki or vara in air tight container to keep fresh and crispy for long time.
- You can store this vara at least for 45 days, if kept at proper temperature.