Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sugar coated Shakarpara ( Diamond Crispies)

Diwali is all about making variety of snacks, sweet and  savoury  both.  Everytime I make these traditional snacks my childhood memories get revived. Sugar coated Shakarpara or Sweet diamond Crispies are made in two ways : sugar coated or with sweetened dough. Today I am sharing the recipe of sugar coated Shakarpara .

For Shakarpara
Maida  ( all purpose flour)   250 gms
Oil.                                  60 ml.
Water                              120 ml ( approx) 
Oil for frying.
For Sugar Syrup
Sugar                                150 gms
Water                                75 ml
Method : 
  1. Mix oil and maida. Add water slowly to make a slightly stiff dough. I needed 120 ml water. You can adjust the quantity of water.
  2. Knead the dough well.
  3. Cover it and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  4. Divide the dough into two.
  5. Take one portion and make a smooth ball of it.
  6. Using a rolling pin roll it out onto an 8 inch disk.
  7. Take a sharp knife to cut it into diamonds.
  8. Repeat the process with the other portion.
  9. Fry these in hot oil on low to medium heat till golden.
  10. Keep them on kitchen towel to drain excess oil. 
Sugar syrup 
  1. Melt sugar and water in a wide heavy bottom pan.
  2. Keep stirring till it reaches one string consistency.
  3. Add Shakarpara to it and mix well till all are evenly coated with sugar syrup.
  4. Remove from fire.
  5. Once cool, store in an airtight container. Will stay good for two weeks.
 Note :  
To check if suger syrup has reached one string consistency, take a very small drop on a plate , once slightly cool ,touch it with your index finger and thumb. If it stretches into a string , your sugar syrup is ready.