Nutritional Facts of Namkeen Shakarpara, Calories in Namkeen Shakarpara

by Tarla Dalal
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namkeen shakarpara is a popular jar snack from the land of Gujarat. Learn how to make crispy namkeen shakarpara.



Crispy namkeen shakarpara can be made sweet or savoury. Here is a tongue-tickling namkeen shakarpara,  which is perked up with curds, sesame seeds, spice powders and fenugreek leaves. This large and thoughtful assortment of ingredients boosts the flavour of the shakarpara so much that it becomes difficult to stop munching on this delightful farsan.


Masala namkeen shakarpara Diwali snack is one of the most popular jar snacks, in households across the country. It is known by different names but is loved by all. 



To make namkeen shakarpara, combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a stiff dough using approx. 1 tbsp of water. Divide the dough into 5 equal portions. Roll out a portion of the dough into a 175 mm. (7") diameter circle. Prick the surface with a fork at regular intervals. Cut into 25 mm. (1") diamond shaped pieces. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry the namkeen shakarpara, on a slow flame till they turn golden brown in colour and crisp from both the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper. Repeat steps 3 to 6 to make more namkeen shakarpara in 4 more batches. Cool completely and store in an air-tight container. 


Since methi shakarpara are easy to make, it is also made in large volumes, especially during festive occasions like Diwali, when it is served along with tea to friends and family who visit. It can be stored in air tight container for 15 days.


Tips for namkeen shakarpara. 1. You may not need water for kneading the dough as the recipe makes use of curd. 2. You do not require any flour for rolling, but if necessary a little oil can be used for rolling. 32. Do not roll them very thinly. 4. Cook the shakarpara on a slow flame so they cook uniformly from inside as well. 5. It is best to remove them from the oil slightly before they turn dark brown as they often tend to keep cooking after being removed from the oil. You will notice that they become slightly darker as they cool.

Value per cup% Daily Values
Energy654 cal33%
Protein8.3 g15%
Carbohydrates49.5 g16%
Fiber0.8 g3%
Fat46.6 g71%
Cholesterol2.7 mg1%
Vitamin A551.9 mcg11%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)1.7 mg14%
Vitamin C2.8 mg7%
Vitamin E0.1 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)6.2 mcg3%
Calcium81.4 mg14%
Iron2.2 mg10%
Magnesium45.9 mg13%
Phosphorus110.3 mg18%
Sodium12.9 mg1%
Potassium107.2 mg2%
Zinc0.6 mg6%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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