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
- 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.
- Knead the dough well.
- Cover it and let it rest for 30 minutes.
- Divide the dough into two.
- Take one portion and make a smooth ball of it.
- Using a rolling pin roll it out onto an 8 inch disk.
- Take a sharp knife to cut it into diamonds.
- Repeat the process with the other portion.
- Fry these in hot oil on low to medium heat till golden.
- Keep them on kitchen towel to drain excess oil.
- Melt sugar and water in a wide heavy bottom pan.
- Keep stirring till it reaches one string consistency.
- Add Shakarpara to it and mix well till all are evenly coated with sugar syrup.
- Remove from fire.
- Once cool, store in an airtight container. Will stay good for two weeks.
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.