October 26, 2017

Shakkarpara - A Well known Dry Snack

Recipe by Naiya Sheth: As the name indicates this is a delicious and crispy sweet dry snack. It can be stored for minimum 15 days in airtight container. Basically, this is a traditional snack from generation to generation. I learned it from my mother and she from her mother. Normally it is made from refined flour/maida, but I use half of refined flour and half whole wheat flour. So let's make this super delicious crispy and sweet dry snack Shakkarpara today.

Preparation time - 10 minutes
Cooking time - 15 to 20 minutes

Ingredients to make Shakkarpara:

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
Refined flour as needed
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup ghee/clarified butter
A pinch salt
1 teaspoon cardamom powder

Oil for frying

Method to make Shakkarpara:

  • In a pan mix milk, ghee, salt and sugar. Cook them until boiling temperature.
  • Let it cool at room temperature.
  • In a big bowl add refined flour and cardamom powder. Mix well. 
  • Now add above mixture to it. 
  • Mix well and now time to add whole wheat flour.
  • Add flour as needed to make the semi-stiff dough.
  • Rest for minimum 10 minutes covered.
  • Make big equal balls from it and cover them.
  • Take a ball and roll it thick (maybe 1/2 cm.)
  • Cut it in desired shape and size and now time for frying.
  • Fry them at slow flame until light brown in colour and crisp. Remove from oil and cool at room temperature.
  • Repeat the same for remaining.
  • Store sweet, crispy and delicious dry snack Shakkarpara in an airtight container. 

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