Shakarparas are deep fried diamond-shaped sweet/salty cookies .
This is an healthier version of the same.Instead of deep frying it is baked.
Whole Wheat Flour – 1/2 cup
Refined Flour/Maida – 1/2 cup
Powdered Sugar – 4 to 5 tsp
Crushed Fennel Seeds/Saunf – 1 tsp
Cardamom Powder – 1/2 tsp
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Salt – a pinch
Ghee – 3 Tbsp
Chilled water – as required
In a large bowl, add both the flours,salt,baking powder,powdered sugar,fennel seeds,cardamom powder and mix well.
Add ghee and mix the flour well so that texture of flour becomes crumbly.
Add chilled water little by little to make a stiff dough.
Rest the dough for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven at 200C for 10 minutes.
After 30 minutes, Roll out the dough and cut into small diamond shapes.
Grease a baking tray and place the diamond cut dough pieces on it.
Little brush little ghee on top of the pieces and bake for 15 minutes.
Keep a eye on the baking as the dough cooks fast. If required ,after 10 minutes,bring down the temperature to 175C.
Cool the shakarparas on the cooling rake.Serve it as snack along with tea.