Superchikki: vegan, gluten free sweet

A dark chocolate topping propels this superfood into the realms of festive fare
As well as being yummy enough to serve at Diwali, Christmas etc. this sweet is actually a great healthy fuel due to its superfood ingredients of linseeds, chia seeds and hemp seeds, helped along by mineral-rich gour. The protein, omega oils and iron content is enough for you to feel the benefit after eating a piece (well I did, anyway) but the addition of dark chocolate stops the taste from being too earthy. This sweet is my husband's invention; I merely watched and took notes.

50g each of linseeds, hemp seeds (with the shells) and chia seeds
150g gour (kolhapuri gour is our favourite)
  • Coarsely grind the seeds- not as fine as a powder.
  • Melt the gour in a sturdy pan over a gentle heat, then add the seeds.
  • Carry on heating and stirring until the mixture darkens somewhat. This is when the oil comes out from the seeds and combines with the gour to produce a toffee-like consistency. You will find this doesn't take as long as regular chikki because the seeds are very oily and already crushed.
  • Spread onto baking paper (I actually used a Paraflexx sheet from our dehydrator) and press into a thin layer; about 4-5mm. Score into squares.
  • While still warm, top with your favourite brand of vegan dark chocolate- if you put a square of chocolate on each square of chikki you can spread it as it melts.
  • Leave to set.
If you liked the look of this, see our regular chikki recipe

Have a happy Diwali on Sunday everyone!

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  1. Hello Sarojini,
    This is truly a "super chikki". What a lovely idea to drape it with chocolate and make it festive! Happy Diwali!

  2. Amazing... looks delicious :)

  3. wow, really superchikkis with all this healthy ingredients in it.

  4. Omg, breath taking and very attractive chikkis, love these super chikkis.

  5. I love the name, “Superchikki”, but I have never tried them before! But these seedy treats with chocolate topping sound pretty tasty! Mmmmm!


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