Shakkar Para Shakkar Pare Recipe

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Shakkar Para Shakkar Pare Recipe- Sweet square round or Diamond Cuts are very popular & traditional snack that is very easy to prepare at home.

Mildly sweet and crunchy deep fried bits. A snack for evening or to munch for no reason at all. Shakkar Para Shakkar Pare is a sweet very famous in wedding sweets.  Has a good shelf life. So you can make it and store it for Diwali or before guests are expected.

Ingredients:

Maida- 2 cup or 1/2 kg

Sugar- 1 cup or 1/4 kg

Water-1/2 cup

Salt- 1/4 tea spoon

Baking Powder-1 table spoon

Oil- to fry

 

Method:

For making Shakkar para:

  1. Sieve maida in the open plate. Add salt and baking powder to the maida and mix well. Now add 1/2 cup (approx. 10 table spoons) of oil to the dry ingredients. Rub with hands to mix oil in all the maida.
  2. Knead the maida dough by adding little water at a time. Dough should be hard as it gets softer later.
  3. Cover the dough with cotton cloth and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Knead the dough again for a while to give it a smooth texture and divide it into 2 to 3 batches.
  5. Take one batch of dough and roll it using rolling pin to make a thick big size chapatti. Fold the chapatti from left and right sides and then from other top and bottom. This gives beautiful layers to the shakkar paras.
  6. Now roll it again to spread the dough in square shape to get thick layer of dough. Layer should not be very thick or very thin. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough layer into small squares.
  7. Heat oil in a deep frying pan or a karahi. Once the oil is heated, test it so that it should not be very cold or very hot.
  8. Now slowly add shakkar paras  into the oil for frying. Fry at low medium flame from both sides.
  9. When fried, drain on a paper to remove extra oil. Similarly fry all the shakkar paras in batches.
  10.  Meanwhile you can start preparing sugar syrup for dipping the shakkar pare.

For making sugar syrup:

  1. Heat a deep pan. Add sugar and water to make syrup.
  2. Let it boil at high flame until sugar dissolves completely and then slow down the flame. Cook the syrup at simmer flame.
  3. Syrup should be of 2 thread consistency. For checking the consistency, take little syrup in a spoon and let it come to room temperature. Now take the syrup in your finger and press with thumb. Taking the thumb away should give two thread strands.
  4. Close the flame and add the fried shakkar paras to the syrup and mix quickly. Transfer the shakkar paras to a plate and allow it to come to the room temperature. Sugar syrup crystallizes very fast, so be quick in this process.
  5. Shakkar Para or Shakkar Pare is ready for your festive mood. You can just serve it or store in an air tight container for later use.