Meetha Shakarpara recipe | Crispy Sugar coated White Shakkarpara 

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Shakarpara is a popular sweet crisp flaky fried small biteable cookie snack. It’s a very simple mithai that can be made using just 3 ingredients; Sugar, Flour and Ghee or Oil.Shakarpare are usually made in shape of small diamonds or squares.Shakkarpara is prepared and enjoyed in every region all over the country.A savoury version of Shakarpara is also made known as Namak para.These are usually made in literally bulk during festivals like Holi or Diwali and served to the home coming guests.

Sugar coated Shakkarpara

In different regions of India Shakar para or Shakarpare is named differently.Shakarpara Is named Shankarpali in Maharashtra, in Karnataka it’s called Shankarapali, in west Bengal same Shakarpara are called as Shankarapoli or Shakerpara and some Bihari/Nepali have named Shakarpare as Khurma.

Outside India also in some countries like Fiji,Uk and Guyana it’s called Lakdi Mitha.

Shankarapali

Not only name by also the method of making Shakarpara is vivid in some regions like Gujrati Shakarpara is made using Refined flour ( Maida ) and Punjabi Shakarpara is usually made using wheat flour ( Atta ).Other than that in one method of making Shakarpara recipe Sugar is added in the flour and in another method of cooking Shakkarpare,they are dipped in Sugar syrup and then coated with the same crystalized Sugar syrup. ( I believe this is more sweeter version ).To make Shakarpara more crispy a small amount of Rava/Suji can be added to it.

Healthy Shakarpara 

With times changing and people getting more health conscious, you can replace sugar with Jaggery, known as Gud or Gur in Hindi and namesake we get Gur para. For health issues other than replacing sugar you can also replace refined flour, other than making Shakar para  from wheat flour, you can also prepare a gluten free Shakapare with Chestnut flour called  Singhare Atta Shakarpara.

If you want to enjoy these meethe Shakarpara without much Oil or Ghee, mix in Sugar or Jaggery in the flour as per your preference and then air fry or bake this Shakarpara mithai.

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New Twist to Shakarpara

Traditional Shakarpara is now evolving with time, now you can get little more innovative and make cheese Shakarpara or Chocolate Shakkarpara.

Origin of Shakarpara 

As per some food historians Shakarpara was originally ‘Shekarpareh’, which is an Iranian sweet pastry snack.

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F.A.Q

How long can Shakarpara be stored ?

Shakarpara can be stored in a cool place in an airtight container for upto two weeks.

Can Shakarpara be made using brown sugar ?

Yes, Shakar para can be made used with brown sugar having slightly different flavor.

Can nuts be added in Shakkarpara?

Yes. Ofcourse nuts like Almonds,Cashews and Pistachio can be added to add moreflavor and crunch to Shakarpara 

.You can check out more simple sweet recipes – Suji Ka Halwa, Gaja Balushahi, Suji Gulab Jamun, Eggless Churros

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Sugar coated Shakkarpara

Meetha Shakarpaara recipe | Crispy Sugar coated White Shakkarpara 

Traditional Simple to Make Mithai
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Gourmet
Cuisine Indian
Servings 250 GMS
Calories 304 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup Refined flour / Maida
  • 1 Pinch Salt / Namak
  • 3 Tbsp Oil / Tel
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar / Cheeni
  • 1/4 Cup Water / Pani
  • 1/2 Tsp green Cardamom powder / Elaechi
  • Liittle Desiccated Coconut / Sukha Nariyal Optimal
  • Oil or Ghee for frying

Instructions
 

  • To make Shakarpara in refined flour add Salt and mix.
  • Now rub warm Ghee in the flour.
  • Gradually adding Water make a stiff dough.
  • Cover and let the dough rest for about 5 minutes.
  • Divide the dough in two portions and roll out each portion in atleast 2 cm thick roti.
  • Cut out in diamond shape or square shape.
  • Fry in medium hot Oil or Ghee on a low heat till crisp golden brown.
  • Fry all the Shakarpara and keep them aside.
  • Next melt Sugar in Water on low and then keeping heat medium let the syrup come to boil till you get one thread consistency.
  • Add Cardamom powder and fried Shakarpara to the Sugar syrup,then stirring continuously cook for 2 minutes on low.
  • Switch off but keep on stirring till sugar dries, gets crystalized and form a white coating over the shakarpara.
  • Sprinkle some desiccated coconut all over the Shakarpara.
  • Eat Store and Enjoy!

Note

  • Store Shakarpara in an airtight container in cool place.
  • keep on stirring while frying to get even texture in Shakkarpara.

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