Shakkar Pare or Shakkarpara is a traditional Indian snack recipe, perfect for any festive season. Simple and easy sweet tossed in a saffron sugar syrup that can be used as a munching snack for evening tea. It is crunchy, crispy, tasty, and mildly sweet. Do try it out and let us know your feedback.
Ingredients: 2 Cups Refined Flour
⅓ Cup Oil + for frying
¼ Cup Water + more to knead
20 Kesari Organic Saffron Strands1 Cup SugarMethod:In a large bowl, add flour and ⅓ cup oil. Mix well, add water as required and knead into a hard dough.Cover and keep aside to rest for 20 minutes.After 20 minutes, transfer the dough on a working surface and divide into equal halves.Now roll one half of the dough into a round dough ball and roll into a flat sheet with the thickness being double that of a roti.Heat oil over medium-low heat for deep frying.Cut the flattened dough into square pieces and transfer to the hot oil. Cook over medium-low heat for 20-25 minutes while stirring in between until golden brown and crispy. Repeat with remaining dough and keep aside to cool.In a saucepan, add water and bring to the boil. Transfer a ladle full of the boiling hot water into a small bowl, add saffron and infuse for 5 minutes.After 5 minutes, transfer the saffron water into the boiling water and add sugar. Cook for 10-12 minutes until syrupy and remove from heat.Add the cooked shakkar pare into the syrup, let it soak for 2 minutes and transfer to a tray or plate. Dry for 20 minutes and serve as is.