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Lohri Special: Shakkarpara (Water Chestnut Flour Cookies)

Jan 24, 2017







On the auspicious occasion of Lohri, learn how to make shakkarpapra but with a twist!


    Water Chestnut Flour - 200gms
    Maida- 50 Gms
    Suji- 30 gms
    Jaggery - 60-80 gms
    Ghee- 4 tbsp
    Beetroot juice 1 tsp (from grated and squeezed beets)
    Castor Sugar- 4 to 5 tbsp
    Sesame seeds - 1 tbsp


1. First make the coloured sugar by adding a couple of drops of beetroot juice to the castor sugar, mix well and leave it to dry out..
2. Next take a bowl and add all the ingredients except the powdered sugar and mix.
3. Knead into a stiff dough with the help of very little water (only if required)
4. Roll the dough out to a thin layer and cut into diamonds or squares.
5.  Deep fry the pieces and the moment u take them out roll the diamond cuts in flavoured sugar.
6. Top with roasted white Til and serve them.
7. You can store these in an airtight container for upto a week.

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