Thursday, November 15, 2012

Indian snack/Shankar pale/ shakkar pare

Preparation time:- 20 minutes
Frying time:- 30 to 45 minutes
Serves:- Approximately 2 kilo grams.

Indian snack/Shankar pale/Shakar pare:-

                                               HAPPY DIWALI

Happy Diwali to all my visitors, followers,friends and dear ones. As Diwali is here everybody's kitchen must be filled with inviting aroma of delicious sweets and snacks.I have started my Diwali snack and sweet preparation with this sweet snack and my kids favorite snack shakkar pare or  Shankar pale.This crispy and mouth watering recipe,i have learn from my mom very easy and yummy,if you follow the proportions correctly you would never go wrong. In my family it is liked eating with tea or coffee or just plain as biscuits because of its biscuit like texture. Sorry for posting it too late as my daughter was not well, so couldn't get time to post it.Now she is all well .So here is the recipe
1)Water or Milk 1 cup
2)Unsalted Clarified butter or Pure ghee 1/2 cup + 2 table spoons
3)Sugar 1 cup (I used CSR white sugar which is not very sweet,you can adjust the quantity as per the sweetness of sugar you use)
4)Plain flour or Maida as much as fits in the water and butter/ghee mixture until a stiff dough forms.
1)Mix water or milk,clarified butter/ghee and sugar in a vessel
2)Allow this mixture to boil for 2 to 3 minutes and until the sugar gets dissolve. and allow it to cool down to a lukewarm temperature. Add the plain flour as much as needed to form a stiff dough (Refer the pictures, approximately 4 and 1/2 cups to 5 cups plain flour is needed to form a stiff dough )
3)Allow it to stand for 15 minutes.
4)After 15 minutes role a small portion into a round medium thick chapati or circle (The chapati should not be very thick or thin,it should be medium thick)and cut out the diamond shaped pieces or square pieces with the help of a pizza cutter(Refer the pictures).
5)After cutting ,apply some butter on a knife and run the knife through this diamond or square pieces(Refer the picture).
6)Heat the oil/ghee and fry on medium heat till its cooked from inside and pink from outside.(Refer the picture.Adjust the heat between medium heat to low heat while frying so that it gets cooked from inside)
7)Remove on a paper towel.Finish the remaining dough in the same manner. And serve after cooling with tea, coffee or just as biscuits.                          

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