Namkeen Shakarpara

Namkeen Shakarpara

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ShakkarPara is one of the most popular jar snacks, in households across the country. It is known by different names but is loved by all. Since it is easy to make, it is also made in large volumes, especially during festive occasions like Diwali, when it is served along with tea to friends and family who visit. ShakarPara can be made sweet or savoury. Here is a tongue-tickling Namkeen ShakarPara, which is perked up with curds, sesame seeds, spice powders and fenugreek leaves. This large and thoughtful assortment of ingredients boosts the flavour of the ShakarPara so much that it becomes difficult to stop munching on this delightful farsaan.

Namkeen Shakarpara recipe - How to make Namkeen Shakarpara

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3 cups.
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1 1/2 cups plain flour (maida)
1/2 cup finely chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/4 cup curds (dahi)
2 tsp sesame seeds (til)
1 tbsp melted ghee
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a stiff dough using approx. 1 tbsp of water.
  2. Divide the dough into 5 equal portions.
  3. Roll out a portion of the dough into a 175 mm. (7") diameter circle.
  4. Prick the surface with a fork at regular intervals.
  5. Cut into 25 mm. (1") diamond shaped pieces.
  6. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry the namkeen shakkarparas, on a slow flame till they turn golden brown in colour and crisp from both the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  7. Repeat steps 3 to 6 to make more namkeen shakkarparas in 4 more batches.
  8. Cool completely and store in an air-tight container.

Handy tips:

    Handy tips:
  1. You do not require any flour for rolling, but if necessary a little oil can be used for rolling.
  2. Can be stored in air tight container for 15 days and can be given to kids in their tiffin also.
Nutrient values per cup
Energy710 cal
Protein7.2 g
Carbohydrates42.1 g
Fiber0.8 g
Fat56.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A639.4 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B31.4 mg
Vitamin C2.6 mg
Folic Acid0.9 mcg
Calcium85.4 mg
Iron1.7 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium11.8 mg
Potassium87.9 mg
Zinc0.5 mg
Namkeen Shakkarpara Video by Tarla Dalal


Namkeen Shakarpara
 on 27 Jan 20 02:48 PM

Namkeen Shakarpara
 on 25 Oct 19 07:56 AM

Resected Ma''am/sir I really enjoyed the way this namkeen shakarpara is made, thank you for guiding with proper measurements, they came out very tasty and was quickly made , I have always been big fan of tarla dalal ma''am 🙏.Thank you.
Tarla Dalal
25 Oct 19 09:47 AM
   Thanks Vrushali , we are delighted you loved the Namkeen Shakkarpara recipe. Your review will help hundreds of users to try the recipe. Happy cooking and hope to hear from you again.
Namkeen Shakarpara
 on 30 Oct 16 09:09 PM

Excellent recipe, made it with whole wheat flour. Did not have methi leaves, but added some kasoori methi. Came out very good. Thanks.
Tarla Dalal
02 Nov 16 08:49 AM
   Hi Prabha, We are very happy to know you have loved the recipe, do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
Namkeen Shakarpara
 on 27 Oct 16 07:17 AM

Very tasty and crispy snack. Everyone likes this snack.
Tarla Dalal
27 Oct 16 08:33 AM
   Hi, We are very happy to know you have loved the recipe, Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Namkeen Shakarpara
 on 01 Apr 16 09:23 PM

Tarla Dalal
02 Apr 16 01:40 PM
   Yes you can make it with whole wheat flour
Namkeen Shakarpara
 on 20 Mar 16 07:22 AM

Good morningmaam, Thank you, yes I had prepared it n it came out extremely tangy tasty, divided the flour into half n I had tried it with spinach leaves(washed-dried-cut into small pieces) (with spinach puree for green colour). Both came out tasty . Good day
Tarla Dalal
21 Mar 16 08:52 AM
   Hi Vasanthi, We are glad you liked the recipe... Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out...
Namkeen Shakarpara
 on 08 Nov 15 06:55 PM

Love this i made something new which i haven''t made ever and also never heard the name of it......awsm simply an awsome tea snacks made to be lover by all...
Namkeen Shakarpara
 on 03 Nov 15 09:53 AM

I tried this recipe and it turned out awesome. They are so crispy and delicious. The methi lends a very nice flavour to this shakkarpara. The procedure is also very simple and quick. It is not very time consuming. All my family enjoyed it thoroughly.