Indian Sesame Peanut Brittle (Sweet & Salty)

Indian Sesame Peanut Brittle (Sweet and Salty)It’s one of those quick desserts/snack that’s not only super easy but healthy and delicious.

Hey, you’ll we have finally stepped into Friday and this week actually liked kind of short thanks to the long weekend.

While we step into weekend mode, the weather is making us dance to a very different tone – this week, we actually had some record-heat in California over and above the drought situation – Yikes!

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Seriously, if you plan to go out this weekend, don’t forget to carry your hat/umbrella, shades & high SPF sun-screen. Gosh….for a minute I thought I’m writing a beauty blog 😉

Now getting back to the foodie chats, we spent this gorgeous 3 days vacation in South Lake Tahoe filled with lots of food, fun & family time (Pics will be posted soon on my Instagram).

And yes, just like many of you, I wanted the vacation to continue for a whole week….Back home and to the reality of getting back to the healthy routine but with the craving of eating something sweet.

So I decided to make these fancy (what I call them) Indian Sesame Peanut Brittle.

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I mean a girl always find a way to eat her sweets if she really wants one and the best part, they are pretty healthy as we made them using jaggery (more benefits on jaggery here) along with my fave Pink Himalayan Salt (Don’t you just love the sound of it).

The recipe is easy peasy and can be stored for upto a month in air-tight containers.

NOTE: I’m using raw sesame and peanuts, you may use pre-roasted to reduce few steps.

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Yields 15

Sesame Peanut Brittle

1 Medium Nonstick Pan/Wok 1 Large Non-stick Flat Tray or Any Cake pan or Parchment paper – Lightly greased Dish / Storage Container (Preferred Glass or Steel) Spatula

2 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

17 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

1 Cup Mixed Sesame Seeds – I’m using a combination of black and white, you may use just one.

2 Cups Peanut – Shelled and slightly crushed

1 Cup Jaggery *

1/4 Cup Water

2 Tsp Clarified Butter (Ghee) or Salt-free Butter

Salt – For sprinkling (I’m using Pink Himalayan Salt from Costco, you can use any salt)

Instructions

  1. In a nonstick wok, roast sesame seeds on a medium flame till they are slightly toasted (takes 2 minutes) and keep aside in a bowl (While roasting the seeds, stir continuously as they tend to burn quickly).
  2. Now lightly roast the peanuts for 2-3 minutes and keep aside in the same bowl as roasted sesame seeds.
  3. In the same wok, add ghee and let it dissolve.
  4. Now add jaggery, water and stir to make a smooth paste (takes about 3-4 minutes).
  5. Once the jaggery completely dissolves, lower the heat and let it cook for 2-3 minutes (It will continuously bubble, hence be very careful).
  6. Now add roasted sesame seeds-peanuts mix and stir everything together to form a smooth thick paste.
  7. Stir everything together for 2 minutes over low flame and then turn off the heat.
  8. Transfer the mix to the already greased tray/pan or parchment paper.
  9. Flatter the paste to desired consistency using a spatula or a big knife.
  10. Sprinkle Salt evenly on the flattened mix** and let it completely cool (Takes about 15 minutes in fridge or 30-45 minutes outside depending on the temperature).
  11. While serving, break into desired shape.
  12. These can be stored in a cool dry place or in fridge for upto a month.
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I’m sharing it at my friend’s Meat Free Mondays Rounduphere

 

53 Replies to "Indian Sesame Peanut Brittle (Sweet & Salty)"

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  • comment-avatar
    Oana @AdoreFoods September 19, 2015 (11:50 am)
    I have never made homemade brittle. You make it sound so easy and it certainly looks delicious! Have to try this!
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      Molly Kumar September 20, 2015 (1:01 am)
      That would be great, do give it a try.
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    CiaoFlorentina September 18, 2015 (2:40 am)
    What a creative twist on peanut brittle, I love the sesame addition, yum !
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    foodlovinfamily September 17, 2015 (11:13 pm)
    This brittle looks delicious! Can't wait to try.
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    Rachel @ Simple Seasonal September 17, 2015 (10:05 pm)
    Looks tasty! I used to live in Kathmadu and would get something similar from local street vendors after school. Now I can make it for myself! :)
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      Molly Kumar September 20, 2015 (12:32 am)
      :) Hey, that's so similar to us in India, we used to nibble on them after sports practice in school.
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    Judy September 17, 2015 (9:55 pm)
    Molly this brittle looks so good! And it won't last long in our house. :)
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      Molly Kumar September 20, 2015 (12:31 am)
      Hahahha, Thanks Judy. They lasted only 24 hours at ours too ;)
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    Sara @ Life's Little Sweets September 17, 2015 (3:06 pm)
    I have a whole tin of peanuts that I need to use up, thanks for sharing this recipe, I am saving this one!
    • comment-avatar
      Molly Kumar September 17, 2015 (9:37 pm)
      That would be perfect for this recipe :) Thanks for visiting us
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    Brian Jones September 17, 2015 (5:39 am)
    Sweet and salty is such a great combination and love the idea of the hint of jaggery too :D
    • comment-avatar
      Molly Kumar September 17, 2015 (9:38 pm)
      Absolutely, glad you liked it :)
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    nazima September 16, 2015 (7:49 pm)
    I haven't tasted brittle in years. This looks delicious and easy to make- thanks for sharing !
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    Levan @ Crazy Vegan Kitchen September 16, 2015 (3:41 am)
    I just had peanut brittle the other day and now I want them all over again!!!!! YUM! The photos look fantastic too. Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe!
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      Molly Kumar September 17, 2015 (9:40 pm)
      Hey Levan, I feel really great when you say 'Photo looks fantastic' means so much :) Glad you liked the recipe.
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    Michelle @ Thrifty Diy Diva September 15, 2015 (1:45 am)
    What a unique combo! Your recipe looks delicious!
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    Katalina @ Peas & Peonies September 15, 2015 (1:09 am)
    I am such a huge fan of peanut brittle, definitely must try this recipe.
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    Steph @ Steph in Thyme September 15, 2015 (12:22 am)
    YUM! Break me off a piece! Thanks for sharing.
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    Claudia | Gourmet Project September 14, 2015 (9:08 am)
    I'm afraid to try this recipe: I could eat it all myself!
    • comment-avatar
      Molly Kumar September 15, 2015 (6:37 am)
      Hahha, that's exactly what I did too - ate all of it by myself ;)
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    evan kristine September 13, 2015 (5:01 pm)
    i love peanut brittle, used to make it a lot too and use it as toppings for ice creams!
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      Molly Kumar September 15, 2015 (6:38 am)
      Oh they work great as Toppers for ice-cream, cakes n fruits too
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    Renee September 13, 2015 (4:15 pm)
    I've made homemade toffee, but never brittle. This looks delicious!
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      Molly Kumar September 15, 2015 (6:38 am)
      Thanks Renee, they taste very similar to toffee.
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    jen September 13, 2015 (2:49 pm)
    These look like they would would be very tasty. I'd be worried I'd eat all of the brittle by myself!
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    Noor September 13, 2015 (1:37 pm)
    Brittle is my fav! Can you please explain what "jaggery" is. It's not mentioned in the recipe.
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      Molly Kumar September 15, 2015 (6:40 am)
      Noor, Jaggery is 'Gur' as we use in India. For more, here's a helpful link: (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaggery )
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    Italia Caruso September 13, 2015 (12:14 pm)
    Yummy! I want it now!
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      Molly Kumar September 15, 2015 (6:40 am)
      :) I wish I could send them to you.
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    LydiaF September 13, 2015 (11:41 am)
    Brittles are so much fun to make because you can mix and match the ingredients. I've always prefered the ones with sesame seeds. Yours looks great!
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      Molly Kumar September 15, 2015 (6:41 am)
      Isn't it, I love them for the same reason that they can be customized as per one's taste. Thanks so much for visiting.
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    Platter Talk September 13, 2015 (11:37 am)
    We love peanut brittle and your version looks like a great twist on the American version; great job with this one!
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    THE HUNGRY MUM September 13, 2015 (5:50 am)
    You had me at peanut :) What a great, crunchy snack. PS - Yummed!
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    Valentina September 13, 2015 (4:02 am)
    Wow! I would love to reach into the screen to try this. YUM!
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      Molly Kumar September 15, 2015 (6:42 am)
      Hahahha, that happens to me so many times when I see recipes online ;) Thanks
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    Mark September 12, 2015 (7:28 pm)
    Molly, the brittle looks delicious. I have never cooked brittle so will give your recipe a try. Thanks for sharing.
    • comment-avatar
      Molly Kumar September 12, 2015 (8:53 pm)
      That would be great, do give it a try :)
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    Madiha Nawaz September 12, 2015 (3:00 pm)
    Great recipe! I am making it soon as you got me craving for it; I'm drooling here! :D Thanks for sharing!
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    Waagmi September 11, 2015 (9:06 pm)
    This is truly give a try recipe...soooo delicious and yummy!!
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    Emily Leary September 11, 2015 (7:39 pm)
    These look great! Far, FAR more appealing than the shop bought sesame brittle which I've always found inedible.
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      Molly Kumar September 11, 2015 (7:43 pm)
      Thanks so much Emily, I'm glad you found them appealing :) I also don't like the ones available in stores, they tend to be extremely hard or too sugary.

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