Murmura is Rice Crispies and Chikki is Brittle. The 2 Ingredients Easy Quick Murmura Chikki Recipe is made with everyday ingredients. That is why, this recipe is a keeper, to treat your taste buds either on Makar Sankranti or just like that.
2 Ingredients Easy Quick Murmura Chikki Recipe
Lohdi and Makar Sankranti are around the corner and I am bringing a recipe that is close to my heart. As a child, I loved Murmura Chikki and that was my favorite. No Peanut Chikki or Til Chikki could sway my love for this delicious treat.
I still remember those Chikki packed THELAS (push carts) in winter afternoons while returning back from school on the bicycle. The THELA WALAS (street vendors) used to dress in headscarves, shabby jackets or sweaters and shawls trying to make an income in that cold temperature.
Another vivid memory of those 30 years old winters, is that of small portable LOHE ki ANGEETHI (small stove made of metal). One or two street vendors would carry an angeethi on their thelas and would fuel it subtly, with small wood chips or koyla. During lazy hours, you could see the vendors, gathering around the small stove, warming up their hands and engaging in a chat.
Sometimes, some memories of childhood come back alive as is. There is no deja-vu or nostalgia about it. It is reliving the memory in flesh and blood.
Why celebrate Lohdi and Makar Sankranti?
Well, coming back to Lohdi and Makar Sankranti, these are the 2 festivals from India. The Northern State of India, Punjab celebrates Lohdi or Lohri on 13th of January every year. It commemorates the end of short days and long nights of winter. People light the bonfires in the night and celebrate with the passing of rewadi, popcorn, chikki etc.
India and Nepal observe the festival of Makar Sankranti. The festival is observed on 14th of January every year and marks the onset of Spring and Harvest. It is also known by the names of Uttarayan and Pongal.
Some other popular recipes to celebrate this festival are – Home Made Til Rewadi , PANJIRI , sesame & puffed rice chikki , Atte ki Pinni , Sankranti Ellu , Mixed seeds chikki , Coconut Puran Poli , Sesame Brown Sugar Ladoo , Bhogichi bhaji , Gudh Gajar ke Meethe Chawal , Patishapta , Til Panjiri , Green Undhiyu , Rose pistachio coconut til Gajak.
The Recipe to make Murmura Chikki.
Do not be alarmed to see 60 minutes for the prep time. It includes the time to set the Chikki.
Murmura is Rice Crispies and Chikki is Brittle. The 2 Ingredients Easy Quick Murmura Chikki Recipe is made with everyday ingredients. This recipe is a keeper, to treat your taste buds either on Makar Sankranti or just like that.
- 1 cup Jaggery grated or powdered.
- 3 cups Murmura or unsweetened Rice Crispies
- 2 tbsp Water
Take a large ceramic pan or non-stick pan. Add 3 cups of murmura to the pan and roast it lightly on medium heat till it is crisp and slightly pink.Stir continuously to avoid burning. Do not turn these brown. You may use regular kadhai or steel pan also, to roast the murmura. After roasting for about 3 minutes set these aside.
In the same pan, add jaggery powder and 2 tbsp water. cook it on lower medium heat for 2 minutes. Stir continuously. Switch off the heat.
Add roasted puffed rice or murmura to the golden jaggery liquid immediately. Give it a good mix making sure that the murmura and jaggery are mixed well.
Now transfer this murmura jaggery mix to the prepared baking tray or glass bowl. Press it down even with a flat spatula or use another piece of butter paper and press the mixture down with the butter paper. Make sure it is an even square or rectangle of murmura chikki block.
Set it aside for at least 60 minutes. Then take a sharp knife and cut 1x1 inch or 2x2 inches squares. You may cut it into bar shape also.
Isn’t this recipe amazing? It is easy, quick and made with 2 ingredients. Water doesn’t count. Does it? 😀 You can absolutely indulge in this delightful treat.
Our ancestors and elders have promoted the use of Gudh or Jaggery in winters. May be because of the reason that it is believed that Gudh keeps the body warm in cold weather. Though Jaggery is sweet, it is complex sugar and rich in iron and calcium. It gives all the more reason to enjoy.
This is such an easy recipe that you can make and store these and use them as a snack bar or quick energy bars for kids and you. This is a glutenfree dessert recipe and therefore it is perfect for people with gluten allergies. You may also call these Puffed Rice Bars. Gurh recipe.
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