Shakarpara is one of those snacks, which is quite loved during the Diwali festive season. It is not only popular in North Indian and Gujarati cuisines, but is also a common feature in weddings and special occasions in other parts of the country.
Shankarpali or Shakarpara is a typical South Indian or Maharashtrian snack which is also known as sweet tukdi. It can be prepared either as a savoury or a sweet snack and can be used as a munching snack for evening tea. But most commonly, it is one of the must-make snacks during the diwali festival season. You will find that the savoury Nimki as well as the sweet Shakarpara is a common snack made during Diwali.
But we dont need to wait till a festival time to make this quick and easy snack. You can also make these using whole wheat flour to make it healthier.
ShakarparaCourse: SnacksCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy
Shankarpali or Shakarpara is a typical South Indian or Maharashtrian snack which is also known as sweet tukdi
All-Purpose Flour – 1 cup
Sugar Powder – 2-3 tbsp
Fine Rawa – 2 tbsp
Salt – 1/8 tsp
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Water – 1/4 cup (add as needed)
- To the flour, add sugar powder, rawa, some salt and mix well. Add ghee to this and rub it well between your fingers till the mix holds shape if you press it together.
- Add water little by little to make it into a stiff dough. Cover it and let it rest for 10 min.
- Knead the dough again and then roll it to a medium thickness. Cut it into square or diamond shapes.
- Heat oil in a kadai and deep fry the shakarpara in hot oil till it turns golden and crispy. Transfer it to a plate and let it cool down completely before storing in an air tight container.