Shakarpare Recipe

Shakarpare Recipe

Ingredients for Sweet Shakarpara

  • Flour(maida) - 200 grams (2 cup)
  • Ghee - 50 grams (1/4 cup) to put in flour
  • Sugar - 200 grams (1 cup)
  • Ghee - for frying

How to make Suger Coated Shakarpara

Filter the flour and keep in any utensil, put Ghee in it and mix the flour properly with your hand.
Knead a hard dough(little more hard than Puri dough) using water. Cover the dough and keep aside for 20 minutes allowing it to ferment.

Break the dough into 2 pieces. Take 1 piece and roll it into a ball then flatten it with a rolling pin into a 1/4 cm thick Puri that is 10-11 inches in diameter. Cut this Puri with a knife leaving 1/2 inch gaps, similarly cut from the other side making square shape Shakarpare's. Also roll the other piece and cut Puri into desired shapes of Shakarpare.

Put Ghee in a frying pan(kadhai), put as many Shakarpare that can fit in hot Ghee. Fry these till they turn brown on all sides and take them out. Always fry Shakarpare on a low flame. Similarly fry the remaining Shakarpare.

- How to make Chashni

Put sugar in a pan then add 1/2 cup water to it, place pan on the gas to boil. Cook Chashni till sugar is dissolved completely. Pour 1 drop of Chashni in a bowl, try sticking it between your thumb and index finger. A thread like substance should be visible when the 2 fingers are separated. Prepare Chashni with 2 threads then turn off the gas.

Put the fried Shakarpare in this Chashni and mix rigourously with a spoon till the Shakarpare are coated all over with Chashni. Then allow Shakarpare to cool off properly. Fill them in an air-tight container and have these Sugar coated Shakarpare whenever you want to for 2 months..!!