shakarpara
Waitrose and Partners

Shakarpara

This is Chetna Makan's recipe for the sweet fried pastry that's popular as a festival snack. The short pastry is fried and sweetened lightly, making it irresistible.

Vegetarian
  • Makes50
  • CourseSnack
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook15 mins
  • Total time30 mins
  • Pluscooling

Please note that while we take every care to ensure the product and recipe information displayed on our website is correct, in the event that a product is unavailable, alternatives may be displayed and/or a substitution may be given. This may affect the nutrition and allergen information, therefore if you have any allergy or intolerance, please ensure you have reviewed the product label to ensure it is suitable for you to consume.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp whole milk
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 10 cardamom pods, split and seeds ground to make ½ tsp
  • 75g granulated sugar

For the dough

  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • Sunflower or vegetable oil, for deep frying

Method

  1. Put the milk, ghee, cardamom, sugar and 2 tbsp water in a saucepan over a low heat, stirring for 2 minutes until the sugar has melted. Remove from the heat and cool for 10 minutes.

  2. To make the dough, rub the flour and ghee together until they resemble breadcrumbs. Pour the milk mixture into the flour and bring it together into a dough. If you need more liquid add another 1 tbsp water. Cover and let the dough rest for 10 minutes.

  3. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan. Meanwhile, divide the dough into 4 portions. Roll each one into a circle, around 0.25cm thick. Cut into 4cm diamond shapes, giving at least 8-9 diamonds per piece, re-rolling the edges as needed to use up all the dough.

  4. Once the oil reaches 160ºC, or until a small piece of dough sizzles after a few seconds, fry the diamonds in 3-4 small batches for 2-3 minutes at a time, until golden. Keep the oil over a medium to low heat, as hot oil burns the pastry quickly. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper. Let the dough cool completely before serving. These can be stored in an airtight container for 5-6 days.

Nutritional

Typical values per item when made using specific products in recipe

Energy

162kJ/ 39kcals

Fat

1.7g

Saturated Fat

0.8g

Carbohydrates

5.2g

Sugars

1.6g

Fibre

0g

Protein

0.5g

Salt

0g

Shop this recipe

Sign in and book a slot to see product availability

To view what's in stock at your nearest Waitrose & Partners store, please sign in then book a slot

Loading finished