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Coconut Chikki Basket Recipe

Coconut Chikki Basket is a popular Indian Dessert
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
No Bake Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 3 based on 100 votes


  • 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:

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


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