Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Gor na Shakkarpara - Indian style Jaggery Biscuits

These Indian Style Jaggery diamond shaped biscuits are deep fried and made with whole wheat flour and jaggery, can be enjoyed with a nice cup of tea.
Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

These diamond shaped shakkarpara - Jaggery Biscuits for my family, who gives me their constant love, encouragement and all the support I need. Shakkapara, a perfect tea time snack or when you are out and about just take out from your bag and start munching. Nowadays kids being at home I need to keep something to munch. Slightly healthier than shop bought cookies or biscuits as these para are made out of whole wheat flour and Jaggery.

These Indian Style Jaggery diamond shaped biscuits are deep fried and made with whole wheat flour and jaggery, can be enjoyed with a nice cup of tea.


While I was making it the other day , my daughter was very intrigued by the ingredient I was using Jaggery ! Because she has always seen me using normal sugar in making para, she asked me "Mum, are you sure ? My reply was let me know after you had them :-) , I have grown up eating most of the time, as Nanima ( my mum ) was very reluctant of using normal sugar in her cooking. She had them and told me Mum can you make them more often ? :-) I said well not too often but yes maybe once in a while we will ..:-)

These Indian Style Jaggery diamond shaped biscuits are deep fried and made with whole wheat flour and jaggery, can be enjoyed with a nice cup of tea.


You will need:-
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup semolina
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2-3 tbsp ghee
  • 1/2 cup grated jaggery
  • Oil to fry
These Indian Style Jaggery diamond shaped biscuits are deep fried and made with whole wheat flour and jaggery, can be enjoyed with a nice cup of tea.

Method:-
Place jaggery in one bowl and add 1/4 cup water.
Mix well till jaggery dissolves completely.
Sieve the jaggery water with fine sieve to remove any dirt from the jaggery. ( I used normal plastic tea strainer ).
Now add flour, sesame seeds and ghee in to the jeggery water.
Combine everything and make a stiff pliable dough. ( like a puri dough )
Divide dough into 3 equal parts.
Make a ball from each part of the dough and roll into a circle on a flat surface with rolling pin about 1/2 " thick .
Cut each of the rolled dough into square or diamond shape with pizza cutter or knife.
Heat oil in a heavy bottom kadai , fry the paras on a medium to low heat until brown.
Remove it from the hot oil. let it cool to room temperature they will go crispy.
Serve with hot cup of masala tea.


These Indian Style Jaggery diamond shaped biscuits are deep fried and made with whole wheat flour and jaggery, can be enjoyed with a nice cup of tea.


Enjoy :-)
Linking it to Know Your Sweetness - Jaggery guest host by Archana event by ME.

7 comments:

  1. Yummy...
    I love anything made with jaggery..

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  2. Perfect teatime snack...Yummmm.

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  3. Haven't made these years...Looks good

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  4. Perfect!!Love shakarpara,remember my friends bringing these from home during hostel days:-)

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  5. Yup.. I remember these.. they were a must on every summer vacation trips..

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  6. Have not make these in a long time, must try some soon :)
    Happy Independence Day!

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  7. shakkarpara are my fav.. looks awesome

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