Today I made "bebeki" peanut brittle (the american version of gajak). This is a very simple candy to make, and it turned out delicious.
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. white syrup (can use honey or home made indian-style sugar syrup)
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 c. raw peanuts
Pinch of salt
1 tsp. baking soda
Mix together sugar, butter, syrup and salt. Cook, stirring constantly, at medium heat until the mixture spins a thread when you lift the spoon from the pot. Add peanuts and cook until light golden brown (sort of scorchy). dropping a bit of the mixture into a cup of ice water will create a hard ball that will break easily. Remove from heat and add soda. Stir thoroughly. Pour onto greased cookie sheet (or thali, or any flat pan) and spread thin. let it cool and break it (i used the handle of a spoon).
Contributed by: Bibi 1kaur