Puffed Rice and Sesame Bars


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Here is a timeless, traditional treat that has been enjoyed by generations of Indian kids. Crisp puffed rice and aromatic roasted sesame seeds bound together with jaggery and spiced mildly with cardamom, the Puffed Rice and Sesame Bars casts a culinary spell that binds young ones speechless with joy! Overflowing with iron and carbohydrates, this energy-giving delight is ideal for kids.

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Makes 8 bars
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1/4 cup grated jaggery (gur)
1 cup puffed rice (kurmura) , toasted
1/4 cup roasted sesame seeds (til)
a pinch of cardamom (elaichi) powder
1 tsp oil for greasing

  1. Put the jaggery in a broad non-stick pan and cook on a slow flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till the jaggery turns light brown in colour, while stirring continuously.
  2. Remove from the flame, add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Pour this mixture onto a greased marble or stone surface.
  4. Using a large greased rolling pin, roll out the mixture to a 150 mm. X 112 mm. (6" x 4½ ") rectangle and 12 mm. ½ thickness.
  5. Cut into 75 mm. X 27 mm. (3" x 1½ ") bars.
  6. Store in an air-tight container.
Nutrient values Nutritive values per
50 calories 0.8 gm 6.6 gm 2.3 gm 0.6 mg 58.5 mg 0.6 gm
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 on 06 May 14 12:33 PM

It's a traditional chikki recipe but made without ghee and sesame seeds add a crunch. Perfect for those who have bingeing habits.