Til Chikki ( Baby and Toddler)
by Tarla Dalal
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Leave alone children, even adults love the traditional, evergreen Til Chikki! This simple recipe gives a high dose of calcium and iron, which are wonder nutrients for your growing baby.
We have made the recipe child-friendly by using a small amount of jaggery to sweeten it. While this gives a pleasant sweetness, it is not as sweet as what you get in the market.
Let them nibble on this delightful snack between meal times, but be around to ensure they are chewing properly as such dry and crisp foods could cause choking if the children stuff themselves with it.
- Heat a deep non-stick kadhai, add the sesame seeds and dry roast on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove and keep aside.
- Heat the ghee in the same deep non-stick kadhai, add the jaggery, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
- Remove from the flame, add the roasted sesame seeds and mix very well.
- When the mixture is ready, transfer the entire mixture over the back of a greased thali or a smooth stone surface and roll out thinly into a 200 mm. (8”) diameter circle using a greased rolling pin.
- Cut them into 38 mm. X 38 mm. (1. 5’’×1. 5’’) 16 equal square pieces using a sharp knife and keep aside to cool completely.
- Once cooled, serve immediately or store in an air-tight container.
- This chikki stays fresh in an air-tight container at room temperature for atleast a week.
Nutrient values per piece
|Energy|| 45 kcal|
|Protein|| 1.0 gm|
|Carbohydrates|| 3.6 gm|
|Fat|| 2.9 gm|
|Calcium|| 83.4 mg|
|Iron|| 0.6 mg|
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