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Peanut candy/toffee...Kappalandi mittai....Homemade!!!


I love peanut candy....and I know you also love this....it is a comfort snack for me....love to munch it while relaxing in front of TV or reading a book....this is every malayali's favorite snack.....from time immemorial. Most of the shops be it a supermarket or the small petti kada aka local grocery shop has kappalandi mittai aka peanut candy......during one of the winter spells in Mercara, Coorg a casual chat with my friend Sheena resulted in her mentioning that she makes them at home.....Wow!!! being a novice at cooking at that time....I was surprised at the ease with which she used to make this.....and when I also tried it came out so crispy and crunchy that it was better than the store brought ones....soon it became the most wanted snack at my house.....if there is roasted and skinless peanuts ready....peanut candy can be ready in about 10 min...and that is superfast right???. After coming to Calicut, I had difficulty in getting roasted and skinless ones....so I buy 1/2 kg peanuts....toast them in oven....and deskin them.

How I made them:

Ingredients:
Roasted and skinned peanuts: 1 1/2 cups.
Sugar: 1 cup.
Ghee (clarified butter): 2 tsp.
Soda powder: 1 fat pinch.

Method:
1. Heat oven to its maximum. Spread the raw peanuts in a tray and put it in the oven for about 10 min....rattling them around a bit halfway through so they toast evenly.


2. The peanuts are nicely roasted in about 10 min and let it cool....sorry about the blurred pic....I tried to balance the cam and the tray without the mitten...just with kitchen towel...lol.

3. When the peanuts are completely cooled.....remove their skin. Measure 1 1/2 cups and put them on a paper and run rolling pin over the them....it should be coarsely grounded. (If you have skinless and roasted peanuts available you just have to crumble it coarsely and start from here.)


4. Peanuts are ready!!! 

5. Heat a deep bottomed pan put in ghee and sugar together.

6. Stir continuously till you get a golden brown syrup.....on low flame pls. Put in a fat pinch of soda powder and when it starts to bubble put in the peanuts.
7. Switch off the fire after putting in the peanuts.

 8. Mix them well fast and quick.

9. Spread evenly on a greased tray as thinly as possible.

10. Cut into desired shapes before it cools down.

11. Peanut candy/kappalandi mittai is ready to munch...

Store in airtight containers

Enjoy!!!

Comments

  1. kuttikkalathe nte fav mittai ayirunnu adipoli

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  2. Wow Nisa! Home made candy looks so so yummy. It is my all time fav..

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  3. Those turned out really good. I love anything with peanuts. I gotta try this!

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  4. Perfect looking. edit as put the ghee and sugar. Its typed ghee and butter

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  5. Looks so perfect and crunchy.. So we do not add any sweetness at all?

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  6. my favourite and lovely mittai

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  7. Candy made out of peanuts look to be yummy. Great way to attract the kids who would relish such preparations.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  8. @ Shanti, thanks dear for pointing it out....I edited....

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  9. mY favourite, i cant stop munching them if i make it at home, yummm!

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  11. Wow ..they have come out sooooo professional n delicious looking..nice job here :)

    US Masala

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  12. wow what a lovely candy dear.....book marked....

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  13. I've loved peanut candy ever since I was a kid. Yours looks superb. Great job with making this. I have a huge sweets linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link this wonderful candy up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com

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  14. i love this type of candy and they turned out better looking than the store ones. well done Nisa
    hope you'll have a wonderful week

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  15. Your peanut candy looks so delicious! Thank you for participating in this months YBR!

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  16. wow. looks yum. why cant u make some stuff and give me ?????????????

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  17. hey! great to see this recipe. I always thought they were made from jaggery. I will try this at home.

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  18. always been my fav!!!!

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  19. My favourite. I have to make some maybe tomorrow!

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  20. I don't know indian cucise at all but your blog is very intresting. I will try to make some dishes. Sure one of the first will be this sweet one :-)

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  21. New Year Greetings Nisha,

    I am here for the first time. I am impressed by the brief and accurate instructions.
    I wish to make 'Kappalandi Mitthai' with jaggery. So do I just substitute jaggery?

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  22. @ Lakshmi: Hi. I thought I could help with your question. You can substitute jaggery for sugar. The ratio is half a cup jaggery for 1 cup roasted and peeled peanuts. Heat jaggery in a heavy pan with a little water and boil till you get hard ball consistency. You can check this by dropping a little syrup in a cup of water and try rolling it into a ball and drop it against a steel plate. If it makes a clanging sound, and is hard to be quashed when you press it, it is ready. Another indicator is, the syrup color will darken. A word of caution. Keep flame in medium if making small quantity. You don't want to burn your syrup. It will be done within 5 to 7 mins if you use very little water to melt jaggery in the pan.

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