Coconut Chikki Basket

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: No-Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 cups - desiccated coconut grated coarsely
  • 1/2 cup- peanuts roasted, skinned, crushed coarsely
  • 2.5 cups - sugar
  • 1 tbsp - sugar
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • smooth stone surface
  • 2 metal spatula
  • 1 rolling pin
  • 1 jelly mold or other basin, about 8" in diameter on mouth

How to Make Coconut Chikki Basket

  • Put 1 tbsp sugar in a small pan, keep aside.
  • Put 2-1/2 cups sugar in a heavy pan, heat.
  • Meanwhile grease surface of one spatula, rolling pin, outside of basin, keep ready.
  • When sugar begins to melt, stir gently with ungreased spatula.
  • When fully melted and light golden brown, add coconut and peanuts.
  • Take off fire, mix well, empty onto greased surface.
  • Using both spatula, knead mixture well till shiny.
  • Used greased palms to shape mixture once it cools enough to handle.
  • Be very quick or the mixture will harden.
  • Take a fistful mixture, roll into a long strip approx. 14" long and 1.5" wide.
  • Bend like a bow, into a handle, with ends 8" apart. Keep aside to cool and harden.
  • Roll the remaining mixture into a round big enough to cover inverted basin.
  • Mould edges, etc. with hand, on basin, to give a basket shape to the round.
  • Keep aside to cool and harden.When both handle and basket have become cold and hard, melt remaining sugar.
  • When dissolved fully to a light brown, dip both ends of handle in it.
  • Place handle in place over basket to fit comfortably, and hold allowing melted sugar to harden.
  • Meanwhile pour remaining sugar into crevices, etc. at joint to give better bond.
  • Allow to harden fully before placing inside transparent glazed paper or bag to seal from moisture.Gift or use as an attractive table centrepiece.
  • Fill with chocolates, cookies, coconut laddoos, etc. after lining inside with foil.
  • Keep in airtight container or in sealed plastic sheet, to keep from becoming soggy.
  • To gift, decorate with satin ribbon curls, bows, etc. on plastic sheet.