Delicious Shakkar Pare Ready In Minutes!
Shakkar Pare is one the most loved festive sweets of all times; especially during Diwali! They are flaked sweetened biscuits that can either be fried or baked. It is also one of the many delicious sweets included in 'faraad'. Now, before you ask what 'faraad' is, let me tell you, it is the festive food of Diwali. So, along with the festival of lights, it is also the festival of some mouthwatering delicious food!
Without further ado, let's get started with Shakkar Pare.
Here's All You Need
All Purpose Flour (Maida) – 1 ½ Cup
Semolina/Rava – ½ Cup
Sugar – ½ Cup
Milk – 3 ½ - 4 Tablespoons
Clarified Butter/Ghee – 2-3 Tablespoons
Begin by powdering the sugar with the help of a grinder. If you want, you can use castor sugar to avoid extra efforts of grinding it all over again. In a bowl, sieve the flour and add in the semolina and a little bit of salt and then sieve the powdered sugar. Melt the ghee and add it to the flour-sugar-semolina mixture.
Mix the clarified butter with the flour mixture. It will then give you a breadcrumb-like texture and consistency. Speaking of consistency, when the mixture is gathered together, it should be able to hold itself. Now that you have the desired consistency, warm the milk.
Add each tablespoon of the warm milk in intervals while you're kneading the dough. The end result should be very firm and tight. If the kneaded dough looks dry, you can add another tablespoon of milk.
Once the dough is kneaded properly, you can keep it aside for about 20-30 minutes.
Let's get to the frying part:
Divide the kneaded dough into 2 equal parts and roll one out on a flat surface. Its thickness depends on how thick you want your shakkar pare to be. So, you gotta roll it out accordingly. While you're cutting the rolled out dough into diamond shaped pieces, get the frying pan and oil heated.
Drop in a few pieces carefully at a time, if you don't lower your hand a little before putting them in the oil, you might spill a few drops out. So, to avoid that, carefully add in the shakkar pare. Fry till they're golden brown and then place it on a paper towel. You can save it in an air-tight jar for later use.
I hope you enjoyed this easy and quick recipe of Shakkar Pare and I also hope that it makes your Diwali a little more sweeter!