These sweet, crispy fried dough treats go great with a hot cup of tea. If you roll these a little on the thicker side you will get a nice crunchy-on-the-outside-and-soft-on-the-inside shakkarpara, if however you are not into soft and chewy, just roll these a little thinner and then they will be crispy all over.
2 cups all purpose four / maida
1/2 cup milk ( you can use either 2% or full fat )
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp sesame seeds / til
1/4 tsp salt
oil, for deep frying
- In a medium to large mixing bowl add the flour, sugar, sesame seeds and salt and mix well together.
- Next goes in the ghee, rub it into the flour mixture.
- Using the milk, make a nice soft and pliable dough ( just like how we make for rotis ). Cover and set aside for 10-15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat some oil in your wok, deep fryer or kadhai.
- Divide the dough into 4-5 balls. Roll out each dough into a thick circle ( you can dust some of the all purpose flour to help in rolling, but generally you should not need it ).
- Using a pizza cutter or a knife, cut into small diamond-shaped pieces ( or any shape you so desire ).
- Deep fry till golden brown. Remove and drain on an absorbent paper. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
- When cooled, store in an air tight container, at room temperature. These can stay fresh and crisp for about a week.