Sweet Shakarpara, Baked Sweet Shakar Para

Sweet Shakarpara, Baked Sweet Shakar Para

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Sweet Shakarpara is one of the most famous jar snacks in Western and Northern India. It is made during Holi and other festivals, and is much-loved by all.

What makes this classic recipe a great hit with everybody is its crispy texture and pleasant sweetness. While the traditional Sweet Shakarpara is made with refined flour and fried in ghee, here we show you how to make a healthier, baked version using whole wheat flour.

Of course, it being a sweet dish we cannot avoid sugar but we have used it minimally just to lend a pleasant sweetness. Take the healthier route and try this out during this festive season.

You can also try other healthy sweets like the Pear Rabri and Healthy Peda .

Sweet Shakarpara, Baked Sweet Shakar Para recipe - How to make Sweet Shakarpara, Baked Sweet Shakar Para

Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  13 to 15 minutes   Baking Temperature:  180°C (360°F)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     2Makes 2 cups
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2 1/2 tbsp milk
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp ghee
3/4 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
a pinch of salt

  1. Combine the milk, sugar and ghee in a deep non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes or till the sugar dissolves, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside to cool.
  2. Sieve the whole wheat flour and salt together in a deep bowl with the help of a sieve.
  3. Add the milk-sugar mixture, a little at a time and knead into a firm dough.
  4. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions.
  5. Roll out a portion of the dough into 200 mm. (8”) diameter circle.
  6. Prick it evenly using a fork, cut it into 25 mm. (1") diamond shaped pieces.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 with one more portion.
  8. Place them on a greased baking tray at regular intervals.
  9. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 8 to 10 minutes.
  10. Cool completely and store in an air-tight container. Use as required.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per cup
Energy312 cal
Protein6.7 g
Carbohydrates52.4 g
Fiber6 g
Fat8.7 g
Cholesterol3 mg
Sodium13.4 mg


Sweet Shakarpara, Baked Sweet Shakar Para
 on 14 Oct 17 02:55 PM

tried this preparation but they became too hard. may be could not follow correctly. will try again. pl provide any suggestion. thanks
Tarla Dalal
16 Oct 17 09:13 AM
   Hi, We have tried this here and they were perfect in taste, make sure you bake in the middle shelf...
Sweet Shakarpara, Baked Sweet Shakar Para
 on 16 Aug 17 10:07 AM

I personally like the way TD team modifies calorie laden recipes and present them to us in a more healthier manner. This recipe is a hit in my house too!