Tuesday, October 7, 2014

CHIKKI IS A POPULAR SWEET IN MAHARASHTRA


                                                                                   





A CHIKKI SHOP AT LONAWALA ( MAHARASHTRA )

Chikki is a popular Indian sweet made basically from jaggery Syrup ( having Minimum water content ) and Ground nut . In Punjab , ordinary Chikki is known as PATTI. Chikkis are popular in many Asian countries including Pakistan , Bangal Desh and Nepal. It is also a popular sweet or tradittional candy of some latin American countries especially Brazil. 


A variety of chikkis are made in Maharashtra especially Lonawala, Khandala , Mahabaleshwar and Pune using almonds , cashewnuts , coconut, Dried Rose petals , Pistachios and flavours .I was informed that MAGAN LAL (A Gujrati Trader )introduced innovated form of Chikkis in Khandala and Lonawala area . This is precisely the reason that most Chikki shops in Lonawala bear his name .I tried Chikki in Mumbai, Khandala and Lonawala. To me Lonawala Chikki is perhaps the best . My choice would be the crispy Rose Kaju chikki sold @ Rs600 per kg.


Next time you plan a visit to Lonawala or Mahabaleshewar , just taste a piece of Rose kaju chikki …..
( Autar Mota )
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