Shakkar Para / Diamond Biscuits / Maida Biscuits

Shakkar Para / Diamond Biscuits / Maida Biscuits :

 Janmashtami / Krishna Jayanthi  falls on 28th Aug 2013, this year , as usual am crossing many mouth-watering recipes from every blogger friend. Anyways, I've to make something for Lord Krishna for Neivedyam, to be frank, I's in no mood to cook and blog these days, am just keeping myself away from blogger and my blog for the last few weeks, and this is the post which made me comeback from the hibernating mode. Wish u all a happy Janmashtami, May God bless us all with good health n good luck . Off to the recipe now..






Ingredients:

3 cups, Maida / All purpose flour 
1/2 cup sugar for mildly sweet (or) 1 cup sugar for correct sweetness 
1/2 tsp salt (or) to taste
A pinch of Baking soda
1 tbsp. ghee
Water (or) Milk to knead the dough, as needed
Oil to deep fry

* Use enough flour for rolling the dough
* Used electric rice cooker cup measurement.






Instructions:

Heat a tbsp of ghee in a wie pan and roast the maida for few minutes until u've a nice fragnance. It would take around 5 minutes on medium heat. Let the roasted flour cool for few minutes.




Combine the roasted flour, sugar, salt, baking soda in a bowl and slowly add the water or milk, slowly mix everything together and form a slightly stiff dough. U may add more flour, if u feel the dough is sticky.
Rest the dough for at the least 15 minutes. Later divide the dough. Slightly apply the flour to the area where u're going to work and start rolling the dough to a slightly thicker discs, a bit thicker than rolling for Chappathi's.



Using a knife, cut the disc in vertical sections and then in horizontal sectins so that it resembles the diamond shape. Collect them on  a tray.




Heat the oil in medium heat and fry the prepared diamonds in batches, do not over crowd them, until it turns golden brown (unlike mine, as I let it fry for just few seconds more and that has deep golden brown in colour. So better drain them at the correct stage.

Remove from the oil and drain them on a kitchen tissue. It will be hot , so let it cool down to room temperature and store them in an air-tight container and use within 3 to 4 days when kept outside.






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How To Make Shakkar para / Maida Biscuits

Prep Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 15-20 mins | Serves : 3 to 4 | Cuisine : Indian

Author : Shanavi | Copyright : www.kitchensecretsandsnippets.com

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Ingredients:

3 cups, Maida / All purpose flour 
1/2 cup sugar for mildly sweet (or) 1 cup sugar for correct sweetness 
1/2 tsp salt (or) to taste
A pinch of Baking soda
1 tbsp. ghee
Water (or) Milk to knead the dough, as needed
Oil to deep fry

* Use enough flour for rolling the dough
* Used electric rice cooker cup measurement.




Instructions:

  • Heat a tbsp of ghee in a wie pan and roast the maida for few minutes until u've a nice fragrance. It would take around 5 minutes on medium heat. Let the roasted flour cool for few minutes.
  • Combine the roasted flour, sugar, salt, baking soda in a bowl and slowly add the water or milk, slowly mix everything together and form a slightly stiff dough. U may add more flour, if u feel the dough is sticky.
  • Rest the dough for at the least 15 minutes. Later divide the dough. Slightly apply the flour to the area where you're going to work and start rolling the dough to a slightly thicker discs, a bit thicker than rolling for Chappathi's.
  • Using a knife, cut the disc in vertical sections and then in horizontal sections so that it resembles the diamond shape. Collect them on  a tray.
  • Heat the oil in medium heat and fry the prepared diamonds in batches, do not over crowd them, until it turns golden brown (unlike mine, as I let it fry for just few seconds more and that has deep golden brown in colour. So better drain them at the correct stage. 
  • Remove from the oil and drain them on a kitchen tissue. It will be hot , so let it cool down to room temperature and store them in an air-tight container and use within 3 to 4 days when kept outside.






Cheers,
Shanavi


11 comments:

  1. very very delicious and yummy snack to munch anytime :) looks yumm !!

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  2. perfect little diamonds for evening cuppa. so love it and yours look crisp

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  3. Simply awesome looking shakkar para..

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  4. Shobana cheer up gal, we need ur virtual treat everyday..

    Shakkar para, this biscuits are my all time favourite anytime..Love munching them very much.

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  5. Crunchy yummy biscuit,tasty snack

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  6. Beautifully prepared diamond biscuits.

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  7. super snack..very tempting and cruchy

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  8. Nicely done, looks delicious.

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  9. Awesome looking shakkar para. One of my favs from childhood.. Nicely done dear :)

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