Friday, March 23, 2012

Shakarpara: A sweet treat




Shakarpara means sugar treats. These are small diamond shaped sweets usually made during Diwali or other festivals. These sweets can be stored in air tight containers for 3-4 weeks.

Ingredients:
Approx. 12 servings
  • Wheat flour - 1 cup
  • All purpose flour (Maida) - 1/2 cup
  • Ghee or butter  - 1/2 cup
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Milk  - 1/4 cup
  • Cooking oil for frying
Method:
  1. In a large bowl, combine wheat flour, all purpose flour and ghee. Mix well.
  2. Ina sauce pan, combine milk sugar and 1/2 cup water. Bring it to a boil till the sugar dissolves completely. Take it off the heat and let it cool.
  3. Now add sugar syrup little by little to the flour mixture and knead it into stiff dough.
  4. Let the dough rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Heat the oil in a pan for frying on medium heat.
  6. Divide the dough into 4 equal parts. Take each part and roll the dough into 1/4 inch thick sheet.
  7. Cut the sheet into small diamond shapes with the help of knife or the pizza cutter.
  8. Carefully fry these diamonds in the medium hot oil till it becomes golden on both sides.
  9. Drain them on the kitchen towel and cool them completely.
  10. Once these diamond shaped shakarparas are completely cool, you can store them in air tight containers for 3-4 weeks.
Enjoy these sweet treats with a cup of coffee or masala tea.

4 comments:

  1. happy navratri.shakarpara is yummy and my fav.

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    1. Thanks, Happy Navratri to you too!

      Have fun cooking...!

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  2. These are simply the best!

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