Chikki is a brittle dessert made of nuts, mainly groundnuts and jaggery. Chikki recipe is a popular item of the western part of India and its demand increases in special occasions like Diwali, Lohri, Pongal and Ganesh Chaturthi. It can be made of groundnuts or peanuts, cashews, almonds, walnuts or pistachios. The associated names of chikki include Kaju Chikki, Badam Chikki, Pista Chikki, to name just a few. Each recipe has been named on the basis of the ingredients used. In the Indian subcontinent Glucose Chikki made of glucose is also popular.