Sesame brittle

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 Sesame brittle


Author Notes: Widely popular amongst Indians. Prepared with Jaggery and ghee.Our moms would be so busy in the kitchen during the month of January as the kite-flying festival comes closer.. There are few foods , specially made during kite-flying festival. Every household would have their own different styles or types of brittle. Especially, sesame brittle was considered auspicious because it is considered the kite flying festival brings in prosperity. Uttarayana is the day when the sun starts to travel towards north as a sign of coming summer. People fly kites from their rooftops in celebration of the festival. "Uttara" basically means "north" in Sanskrit and "ayana " -"moving towards".Gujarat state celebrated most of the festivals due to its diversity in population unlike many other states. The festival of Uttarayan is one of the grandest. In Gujarat, Uttarayan is a holiday when every family can be met outdoors. People of all ages fly kites from dawn to dusk. Crowded rooftops, fun-loving rivalry to outdo each other in kite flying skills and delicious traditional Gujarati feast are the hallmarks of the day. YOu will not see any rooftop empty or clear sky. It would be full of kites. Week of the Uttarayan , markets would be open for 24 hours. Brittle is one of the food snacks that is enjoyed during this festival with other variety of food.
We all love brittle due to its sweet , salty and crunchy texture and taste. The main brittle that we make during this festival is from peanuts and jaggery mixture or sesame seeds brittle. But, we do make some other varieties which I would like to share. Enjoy!
Our moms would be so busy in the kitchen during the January month as the kite-flying festival comes closer.. There are few foods , specially made during kite-flying festival. Every household would have their own different styles or types of brittle. Especially, sesame brittle was considered auspicious because it is considered the kite flying festival brings in prosperity. Uttarayana is the day when the sun starts to travel towards north as a sign of coming summer. People fly kites from their rooftops in celebration of the festival. "Uttara" basically means "north" in Sanskrit and "ayana " -"moving towards".Gujarat state celebrated most of the festivals due to its diversity in population unlike many other states. The festival of Uttarayan is one of the grandest. In Gujarat, Uttarayan is a holiday when every family can be met outdoors. People of all ages fly kites from dawn to dusk. Crowded rooftops, fun-loving rivalry to outdo each other in kite flying skills and delicious traditional Gujarati feast are the hallmarks of the day. YOu will not see any rooftop empty or clear sky. It would be full of kites. Week of the Uttarayan , markets would be open for 24 hours. Brittle is one of the food snacks that is enjoyed during this festival with other variety of food.
We all love brittle due to its sweet , salty and crunchy texture and taste. The main brittle that we make during this festival is from peanuts and jaggery mixture or sesame seeds brittle. But, we do make some other varieties which I would like to share. Enjoy!
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Serves 8 to 10

  • 1 teaspoon Ghee +1/2 tsp for greasing
  • 1/3 cup Jaggery
  • 1 1/2 cups Peanuts coarsely crushed or roasted sesame seeds
  1. Take ghee in deep pan on medium high heat and once the ghee melts add the jaggery. Let the jaggery melt stirring continuously and once it reaches hard ball stage, remove form heat.
  2. As soon as you remove it from heat add the roasted sesame seeds or if you are making it with peanuts then slightly toasted and crushed peanuts. Mix well.
  3. Spread this mixture onto the greased surface and roll it out with the help of rolling pin.
  4. Cut them into pieces, in few seconds before it cools completely. And, store it in an air-tight container.
  5. This brittle with Jaggery is much more nutritious compared to the one with sugar.

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