Shakarpare are the sweet, crispy Indian snacks that are made during the festive seasons. They also have their savoury counterpart – Namakpare. Shakar means sugar and Namak means salt. They are usually taken during tea-time as dry snacks and can be stored in air-tight container for 2-3 weeks.
- All Purpose Flour (Maida) – 2 cups
- Ghee – 1/2 cup
- Sugar – 1/2 cup
- Milk – 1/2 cup
- Warm the milk and add sugar to it. Mix the sugar well. Add ghee to the warm milk-sugar mixture.
- Add the wet mixture to the maida and knead a soft dough.
- Let the dough rest for 20-30 minutes.
- Roll the dough to ½ inch thickness and make diamond-shaped cuts.
- Heat oil in a kadhai. Once the oil is hot, fry the diamond-shaped shakarpare until golden brown.
- The shakarpare will turn crispy and will harden upon cooling.
- Store them in air-tight container.