Home Town Treats: Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai – #HomeTownTreats #FlavoursomeTuesdays


India is famous for a variety of food items and spicy snacks. Tamilnadu is also very special in its own cuisine and treats. And being a typical South Indian and a  foodie, I was thinking for a long time to start a series and write about various tasty delights from our hometowns.  The Home Town Treats series will be a monthly series that will highlight and feature some of the yummy items that are most popular and special in our hometowns. Hope you will enjoy this series the most …..


Home Town Treats: Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai

The first special item to feature in this Home Town Treats series is our Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai (Groundnut Chikki) or (Peanut Candy).

About Our Town Kovilpatti

Kovilpatti is my native place and I live here for 45 years though being traveled to different places both in India and abroad. Kovilpatti is a small town in Tuticorin District, Tamilnadu, India. It’s famous not only for Kadalai Mittai but also for Matches. Our town is called Chikki Capital of South India and Candy Paradise.

Kadalai Mittai (Groundnut Chikki) or (Peanut Candy)

Kadalai Mittai is a candy made from Peanut and Jaggery. It’s so unique item of Kovilpatti with a GI (Geographical Identification) tag.


This crunchy sweet snack is made using roasted groundnuts, rice flour, gram flour, jaggery, and glucose and infused with cardamom for a divine snacking experience.





Features Of Speciality

In Kovilpatti they use good quality ingredients which make the Kadalai Mittai unique and different from other sweet candies.

Best Suited For

All age groups


Vegetarian Snacks


  • A Vital source of protein and helps to develop muscles. Beneficial especially for the kids.
  • No source of body fat, when compared to other candies.
  • A high content of selenium and iron.
  • Rich in nutrients and helps to improve immune health

Alternate Varieties 

Other alternate varieties are Kovilpatti Ellu MittaiKovilpatti Coco Mittai, Kovilpatti Kadalai Urundai, Seeni Mittai and Karuppatti Mittai.

Shelf Life

60 days

Where to Buy

  • VVR Kadalai Mittai 
  • MNR Kadalai Mittai
  • VPR Kadalai Mittai 
  • VPK Kadalai Mittai


Home Town Treats: Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai


What’s your hometown treat? Have you tasted Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai? How do you like it? Do share with us…


 Submitting this post for #FlavoursomeTuesdays hosted by Sunita & Shilpa.




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4 thoughts on “Home Town Treats: Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai – #HomeTownTreats #FlavoursomeTuesdays”

  1. I didn’t know this had a GI from your hometown! It is my favourite chikkiand MUST have it while traveling to my hometown by train. You’re right about chikki being a healthy snack . And thanks for joining up with #FlavoursomeTuesdays.
    My hometown is famous for mango bardo and a spicy laxminarayan chivda

  2. My hometown candy treat may well be something called halvah, which is Middle Eastern in origin but I grew up with it. It’s a sesame candy, very sweet and caloric.

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