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Chinese Peanut Sesame Ginger Brittle

Course Snacks, Sweets
Cuisine Chinese
By Cook Method Stovetop
By Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Author Srivalli


  • 1 1/2 cup Peanuts raw
  • 3 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tsp Ginger grated
  • 3/4 cup Sugar


  • Prep your rolling board greased with oil. Or you could use whichever layer thats easy to remove the brittle to remove. Have a greased rolling pin ready.
  • Roast the peanuts over hot nonstick kadai, making sure you keep stirring to cook the peanuts evenly on all sides. Once the outer skin spots black on sides, transfer to a plate to cool down. The peanut becomes crispy only after cooling down.
  • In the same pan, roast the sesame seeds till it starts to crackle. Immediately transfer to a plate to cool down. Have grated ginger ready.
  • When the peanuts are cooled down, rub on the nuts to remove the skin. Mix these along with sesame seeds and have it ready.
  • In the same nonstick pan, add the sugar and heat it as you stir it. It turns to melt into a golden brown liquid. Simmer to low flame and cook further for couple of mins. Add the grated ginger, you will notice the ginger splutter over it.
  • Then add in the nuts, quickly mix it up well. There is a chance of caramel solidifying quickly, so this step needs to be done fast.
  • Now pour this over the greased board. Roll into a even disc with the rolling pin. Even it out on all sides as a square with a greased knife.
  • Mark out pieces right away while the brittle is still warm. Allow to cool down and break off the pieces and store in an airtight container.
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