Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly

Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly

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We have heard repeatedly that flaxseeds are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, and are an essential food especially for vegetarians. But, many of us are at a loss of interesting ways to include it in our diet.

While we do attempt to include it in mukhwas , raita , etc., here we present a very innovative way to consume this fibre, calcium and Omega-3 fatty acid rich seed in the form of crunchy shakarparas, which can be enjoyed as an evening snack .

Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly recipe - How to make Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly

Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  20 minutes   Baking temperature:  180°C (360°F)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     5Makes 5 servings
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  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a stiff dough using water as required (approx. ¼ cup). Cover with a lid and keep aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions.
  3. Roll out a portion into a 200 mm. (8”) diameter circle without using any flour for rolling. Trim slightly from 4 sides to get a perfect square.
  4. Prick it lightly with a fork and cut it into 25 mm. (1") diamond shaped pieces using a sharp knife.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to make more shakarparas. You will get approx. 45 shakarparas in all.
  6. Arrange all the shakarparas on a baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 15 minutes or till they turn light brown and crisp from both the sides, while turning twice in between after every 5 minutes. Keep aside to cool slightly.
  7. Serve or store in an air-tight container.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy163 cal
Protein4.8 g
Carbohydrates21.4 g
Fiber5.6 g
Fat7.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium7.8 mg


Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly
 on 25 Nov 16 03:15 PM

A blend of Indian and International flavours... great idea.. The baking time is on a higher side but it turned out to be awesome... good for a change from routine boring snacks.