Shakkar pare recipe, shakkar para

Shakkar pare recipe, shakkar para

Shakkar pare is a mildly Indian sweet snack made with maida, sugar, butter as main ingredients. Learn how to prepare shakkar para with full video and step by step pictures.
As a south Indian, I used to eat mixture that has small squares of a mildly sweet ‘biscuit’ and wondered if anyone can make it at home. Used to think it is a baked item when I was not aware of what it is. Even before exploring the blogging world, I had no idea about it. Later I knew the small sweet squares are maida biscuits and even tried once. But without knowing proper method, I didn’t get it right. Though there are few different methods and names, I loved this simple one, as the measurements were easy to remember. So followed the same and tried. It turned out really good. We all loved it.
With simply available ingredients in our kitchen, it turns out to be a great snack. Since today is Holi festival, thought of sharing this special recipe of shakkar pare. Sugar in this snack is supposed to be mild. You can add according to your preference, but note that adding more sugar makes shakkar pare harder. So you can add less, but not more in this recipe I have given. Check my other Holi recipes.

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Recipe Cuisine: Indian |  Recipe Category: Snack
Prep Time: 15 mins   |  Cook time: 20 mins Serves: 4  | Author: Raks anand

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Shakkar pare is a mildly Indian sweet snack made with maida, sugar, butter as main ingredients. Learn how to prepare shakkar para with full video and step by step pictures.
Shakkar pare recipe

Ingredients

Maida/ All purpose flour – 2 cups (not fully needed)
Butter, melted form – 1/4 cup
Sugar – 1/4 cup
Water, hot – 1/4 cup
Cooking soda – tiny pinch
Salt – a pinch
Oil – to deep fry

Method:

  1. Take butter, sugar, hot water, salt and cooking soda in a mixing bowl.
  2. Stir well until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add maida little by little to make a non sticky dough.
  4. (You may not need all the 2 cups. 2-3 tbsp might be left)
  5. Keep aside for 5 mins, covered.
  6. Knead again after 5 mins to make a smooth dough.
  7. Divide into two. Roll each ball into thick round.
  8. Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut out the sides and cut thin strips.
  9. Cut the strips into small squares.
  10. Heat oil and slide the cut squares slowly to hot oil in batches.
  11. Put the flame to low and let the shakkar pare cook in low flame.
  12. Once the bubbles ceases, raise the flame to medium and let the shakkar pare become golden in colour.
  13. Drain over paper towel and repeat to finish.

Notes

  • The dough should not have more water content, so add maida accordingly.
  • Let all the cut tiny squares be in more or less equal size, for even cooking.
  • The shakkar pare gets deep in colour even after taking out from oil. So take out accordingly.
  • When hot, the shakkar pare is slightly soft in the middle, but later it will become crisp.
  • But make sure to cook for long time in low flame to ensure the inside also gets cooked. If you cook quickly in high heat, it gets browned quickly, later the undercooked inside of the shakkarpare will turn hard when cooled down.
  • Do not add more cooking soda or butter. If both these ingredients are more and water is less, the shakkar pare will dissolve in oil. 
  • Take note, while dropping the shakkarpara in oil, oil should be hot. At no point, oil should fuming hot.

Shakkar pare preparation:

  1. Take butter, sugar, hot water, salt and cooking soda in a mixing bowl. Stir well until sugar is dissolved.
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  3. Add maida little by little to make a non sticky dough. (You may not need all the 2 cups. 2-3 tbsp might be left) Keep aside for 5 mins, covered.
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  5. Knead again after 5 mins to make a smooth dough.
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  7. Divide into two. Roll each ball into thick round.
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  9. Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut out the sides and cut thin strips.
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  11. Cut the strips into small squares.
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  13. Heat oil and slide the cut squares slowly to hot oil in batches. Put the flame to low and let the shakkar pare cook in low flame. Once the bubbles ceases, raise the flame to medium and let the shakkar pare become golden in colour. Drain over paper towel and repeat to finish.
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