Roasted Split Gram and Chia Chikki

Roasted Split Gram and Chia Chikki

It's been exactly 1 year since my India trip. I spent last year enjoying Uttrayan festival with all of my cousins and nieces and nephews in Gujararat and it was so much fun. This was probably the best rooftop party I had attended. We heard music everywhere, so many delicacies made in each home and we spent quality time with each other flying kites. Chikkis are made in every house and it is taken to the rooftop to provide with energy boost while flying the kite. It is usually made with dried fruits or nuts. This year I learned to make Chikki for the first time from my mother in law and I could not believe it is super easy to make. I added a twist to it by adding Chia seeds and it turned out perfect.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 10 pieces

Ingredients
  

  • 1 & 1/2 cup roasted Split Gram Dalia
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tsp ghee or oil
  • 3/4 cup jaggery chopped into pieces

Instructions
 

  • In a pan dry roast the roasted split gram (dalia) for 5 minutes on low heat till they are crunchy. Remove it from the pan
  • In the same pan dry roast chia seeds for 2/3 minutes. Remove the chia seeds
  • In same pan add ghee and put the jaggery and let it heat up till it liquifies and bubbles up
  • Make sure heat is low and use a spatula to mix so it does not stick to the bottom
  • Once the jaggery bubbles add the split gram and chia seeds and turn off the stove
  • Mix it well and remove it on parchment paper and use another paper to cover and use a rolling pin to make it thin
  • Wait for 5-10 minutes and cut the chikki and enjoy 

Notes

You can add any other nuts to make this chikki 
Make sure you wait for the jaggery to bubble for few minutes 
Keyword Kid-friendly, uttrayan,, Vegan