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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Kadalai Mittai / Peanut Burfi balls - Virtual B'day Party for Preeti

Today is One more special B'day celebration for a friend .. Its +Preeti Tamilarasan  author of Indian Kitchen . She is a lovely and humble person whom i have gained as a lovely friend from this blogosphere :).. You all will be knowing she is an amazing blogger and an inspiration for her photographs she takes :) I like all  her clicks in her blog mainly her juices and the props she uses perfectly suits the dish and makes it more beautiful  :)  She has been very encouraging and been all the time if i had any doubts in blogging and also an friendly person with whom i can share anything without any hesitation  . Her blog is so filled with varieties thats why i had tough time choosing one  dish for her b'day treat :) This time we had planned for a sweets and snacks for her B'day celebration :) Hope you like it PT :) 

Wish you a Happy birthday PT !! Wish You have a great year ahead!!

I made this delicious kadalai mittai which we used to get in tea kadai from PT's Space click here and it was a all time yummy snack to munch :) So this is my treat for PT 's b'day today :) I also tried oats rava toast which was so yummy even :) Thanks for sharing such yummy recipes PT :) i and my family enjoyed them :)

Kadalai Mittai is a famous Tea kadai goodies especially in Tamil nadu . In north they call it as Singdhana ki Chikki . Kadalai Mittai is prepared from peanuts and jaggery.There are so many other chikkis you can make the the same way with puffed rice, poha etc. Here like PT did i too made it round in shape but you can set it ina a greased tray and cut them into squares.


1 cup peanuts ( i used skinless peanuts but with skin can also be used)
3/4 cup jaggery
1/4 cup water


  • Heat a pan or kadai and dry roast peanuts till all turns lite brown. Remove from the heat. Let it cool for 2- 5 mins. Now transfer the roasted peanuts to a kitchen cloth. Close all the sides of towel and rub the peanuts. By this way if you are using peanuts with skin the skin gets removed and the peanuts  get separated in to halves.
  • Heat water in a non-stick pan. Add jaggery to it and use a wooden ladle to stir . Now stir the jaggery on low medium flame.
  • Once jaggery is dissolved completely, bubbles will form. Stir them continuously at this stage. 
  • Now take a bowl of water and keep aside. When the syrup becomes thick, pour a drop of syrup into water.
  •  If you are able to form a ball with that drop then this is correct consistency otherwise stir the syrup and keep on checking the consistency. 
  • Once you reach the correct consistency, add peanuts to it and stir continuously. Switch off the flame and keep the pan aside. Let it cool for a minute and grease your palm  nicely with ghee or just wet your palm and start making balls.
  • If you want to make chikki or burfi , then grease a plate and pour the peanuts mixture to the greased plate and spread it equally all the sides.

  • When it is still warm , cut into rectangular shapes using knife. Store it in an air-tight container. 

Thanks you PT for this delicious recipe and Hope you liked your  small treat from me :) 

Sending to Daily swad sugandh

Sending To  Gujarati zaika


  1. lovely trat for preethi akka adn my fav mittai the shots

  2. treat for my eyes.. wow super they look dear..

  3. all time favourite mittai

  4. I want to munch some, my fav anytime..Happy birthday to our PT dear..lovely colourful card Manju.

  5. wow super tempting balls da... Sure preeti gonna enjoy this... my fav peanut...

  6. lovely balls of crunchy sweet is sure to make all happy...yummm :-)

  7. Crunchy & yummy kadala mittai :) Nice treat to PT !

  8. crunchy lovely balls... today's post :

  9. Super crunchy and yummy, very very yummy and perfect treat for Preethi's Birthday... Happy b'day Preethi...

  10. thanks for these beautiful words da :) rendum supero supera pannirukae da nee

  11. Delicious and yummy balls...send your recipes to my Ongoing Events:Cooking With Love - Sister Ongoing event-
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  12. one of my fav childhood snack, ippola idha saapda mudiala tooth sensitivity naala..kadala mittai looks so yumm..perfectly done manjula...lovely clicks too!


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