Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Tal Ni Chikki / Til Chikki

Wishing U all Happy Makar Sankranti / Uttarayan / Pongal / Lohri

Tal Ni Chikki / Til Chikki is a healthy chikki / brittle made from white sesame seeds. It is usually made during Uttarayan / Makar Sankranti festival and also during winters.

Uttarayan / Makar Sankranti is  one of the major festivals celebrated. From this day onwards the SUN starts its Northward movement. It is also the beginning of harvesting of crops for the year and also this day is considered as a beginning to all auspicious phase in the Hindu Culture. 

I am preparing til ni chikki / sesame chikki, one of the must dish of this festival in Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Tal / Til / Sesame Seeds 1 cup
Jaggery 1  cup
Ghee 2 tbsp

Pre - preparation:
Grease a rolling board / backside of a round plate / granite platform with ghee just when starting to roast til.

Also grease some ghee on the rolling pin.

In a pan roast til / sesame until it starts spluttering. Transfer to a plate.
In the same pan heat ghee. Once it melts, add jaggery and stir continuously until it melts.

Add roasted til / sesame and stir until everything is evenly combined. 
Swtich off flame. Transfer to the greased rolling board / back of plate / granite platform and spread it while its hot.

Care is to be taken here...
With the greased rolling pin, roll out the mixture while its still hot. It will start getting hard, but apply pressure and roll it out sooner.
Now also cut it into squares while its hot, as when it cools down it will be difficult to cut.
As chikki cools, separate the pieces and store it in a air tight jar.



  1. We have version with palm sugar and butter. I like this one with ghee - heavenly scent.

    1. Thanks dear,though I have never tried anything with palm sugar..

  2. Very nice and yummy chikki. Making it at home is a great idea. Very easy to follow recipe. Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. I love all type of chikkis, and this is looking very inviting. Lovely recipe.

  4. One of my favorite during winters, specially near lohri!, Great recipe, Jeena!

  5. this is one of my favorite snacks! I will surely make this... thanks for sharing...

  6. Awesome made it perfectly.My favorite dessert for sankranti.

  7. Very well made, Jeena. In our region, it's laddoos with til. Goes so well with tea!!

  8. I loved the explanation of the reasons behind the festival. nicely explained with lovely pictures. Would love to try this soon :)

    1. Oh that makes me feel good that U liked, Thanks a lot

  9. I must try this... healthy chiki at home. Thanks for the recipe :)

  10. healthy chikki.. Love the flavour!!


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