- 2 cups coconut/ nariyal – dried
- 2 tbsp jaggery/ gur
- 1 tbsp Poppy seeds
- 4 tbsp Ghee
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup Sugar
There are several types of Chikki but this Coconut Chikki recipe is quite unique in terms of texture and flavor. It is usually thinner than most of the other chikkis, and has a mouthwatering crispiness and also the flavor of jaggery and coconut that’s delicious.
Coconut Chikki is usually made using dried coconut, sugar, and poppy seeds. It is a sweet and crispy delight, and is usually made to celebrate several Indian festivals such as Diwali, Rakhi, and Holi.
Before you start to make this Coconut Chikki recipe, you need to first keep all the items that’s required on your kitchen platform at a go. You should also use an aluminum kadhai only to get the perfect texture and temperature.
Coconut Chikki is made using several nutritious ingredients and this means it has many health benefits. The name suggests that this chikki is made with coconut, which is very beneficial to the body. It supports your immune system as it contains some nutrients that act as anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasite, and anti-viral. Coconut is a good source of nutrients that protects your body against bladder infection and kidney disease.
The jaggery present in the chikki purifies the blood. It also increases the level of haemoglobin present in the blood. It is also rich in potassium, magnesium, and iron.
Coconut chikki is also perfect for people that have water retention problems.
How to make Coconut Chikki
Note: To make a firm chikki, you’ll need to constantly stir the mixture to break down the lumps.
Note:Cut immediately as soon as you pour it onto the plate, because you won’t be able to easily cut it once it cools.
Note: To make it more tasty, you can add some nuts and chopped dry fruits of your choice.
Note: You can store this coconut chikki in an airtight container, at room temperature, for up to 15 days.
Decades ago, jaggery was used as a building material, especially in areas with a shortage of cement. It was usually mixed with sand, clay, and lime, and then used as cement substitute join bricks.