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અળસીના શકરપારા | ડાયાબિટીક રેસીપી | હેલ્ધી નાસ્તો - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly in Gujarati) 

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flax seed shakarpara is a healthy biscuit made from flax seeds and whole wheat flour. Learn to make Indian flax seed crackers.

We have heard repeatedly that flaxseeds are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, and are an essential food especially for vegetarians. Indian flax seed crackers make use of interesting ways to include alsi (flax seed) in our diet.

While we do attempt to include it in mukhwas , raita, etc., here we present a very innovative way to consume this fibre, calcium and Omega-3 fatty acid rich seed in the form of crunchy flax seed shakarparas, which can be enjoyed as an evening snack.

alsi biscuits are made from flax seeds, whole wheat flour, olive oil and spices.

alsi biscuits are rich in Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Fiber.

We love having flax seed shakarparas as a healthy evening snack or healthy snack when hungry.

Pro tips for Indian flax seed crackers. 1. Make sure the dough is stiff while kneading as mentioned in the recipe. 2. Roll dough thinly so baking is done soon and also it is cooked well. 3. flax seed shakarpara will stay fresh in an air-tight container for 7 days. 4. Prick dough lightly with a fork.

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Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly recipe - How to make Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly

Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  25 minutes   Baking temperature:  180°C (360°F)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     5Makes 5 servings
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For flax seed shakarpara

    For flax seed shakarpara
  1. To make flax seed shakarpara,combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a stiff dough using water as required (approx. ¼ cup). Cover with a lid and keep aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions.
  3. Roll out a portion into a 225 mm. (9”) diameter circle without using any flour for rolling. Trim slightly from 4 sides to get a perfect square.
  4. Prick it lightly with a fork and cut it into 25 mm. (1") diamond shaped pieces and.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to make more shakarparas. You will get approx. 45 shakarparas in all.
  6. Arrange all the shakarparas on a baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 15 to 20 minutes or till they turn light brown and crisp from both the sides, while turning twice in between after every 5 minutes. Keep aside to cool slightly.
  7. Serve or store the flax seed shakarpara in an air-tight container.

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what is flax seed shakarpara made off?

  1. what is flax seed shakarpara made off? flax seeds crackers is made from cheap and easily available ingredients in Indian such as 1/4 cup coarsely powdered flax seeds (alsi), 1 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta), 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp dried mixed herbs, 1 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika) and salt to taste. See below image of list of ingredients of flax seed biscuit.

benefits of alsi

  1. High Fibre : Flaxseeds are high in soluble and insoluble fibre. We all need fibre in our healthy diet. Fibre promotes regular bowel movements. This is required for prevention of constipation.  See 12 awesome benefits of alsi.

benefits of gehun ka atta

  1. Carbohydrate Metabolism:
    Whole wheat flour is rich in Vitamin B1 which is essential for glucose metabolism. It extracts energy from our food and converts it into ATP (adenosine triphosphate). See health benefits of gehun ka atta

dough for Indian flax seeds crackers

  1. In a bowl put 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons coarsely powdered flax seeds (alsi).
  2. Add 1 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta).
  3. Add 1 tbsp olive oil.
  4. Add 1 tbsp dried mixed herbs.
  5. Add 1 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika).
  6. Add salt to taste. We added 1/2 tsp salt.
  7. Add 1/4 cup water to make a dough. We later added 3 more tablespoons of water.
  8.  Knead into a stiff dough.
  9. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 15 minutes.

rolling Indian flax seeds crackers

  1. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions.
  2. Flatten dough and dust with a little flour.
  3. Roll out a portion into a 225 mm. (9”) diameter circle without using any flour for rolling.
  4. Cut vertical lines across the dough with a knife.
  5. Then cut again sideways to make a diamond shaped crackers. You can cut the crackers any way you wish.
  6. Prick it lightly with a fork.

making Indian flax seeds crackers

  1. To make flax seed shakarpara | Indian flax seed crackers | flax seed biscuit | healthy flax seed snack | arrange all the uncooked rolled shakarparas on a baking tray.
  2. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 15 to 20 minutes or till they turn light brown and crisp from both the sides.
  3. At 5 minutes remove tray from oven. 
  4. Flip over the crackers with tongs.
  5. Put the tray back into the oven and bake for 5 more minutes. Flip the crackers over again with tongs.
  6. Bake for the last 5 minutes. This is what the crackers look like.
  7. Keep aside to cool slightly.
  8. Your flax seed shakarpara | Indian flax seed crackers | flax seed biscuit | healthy flax seed snack | are ready.

pro tips for flax seed crackers

  1. Make sure the dough is stiff while kneading as mentioned in the recipe. 
  2. Roll dough thinly so baking is done soon and also it is cooked well.
  3. flax seed shakarpara will stay fresh in an air-tight container for 7 days.
  4. Prick dough lightly with a fork. 
  5. If you feel the shakarpara has not been cooked well, you can always brush it with little oil and re bake it for 5 to 7 minutes. 

how to powder flax seeds

  1. This is what flax seeds look like.
  2. Put flax seeds in a blender.
  3. Blend till coarse.
  4. Coarsely powdered flax seeds ( alsi ).

benefits of flax seeds biscuits

  1. Flax Seed Shakarpara is rich in Phosphorus, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Magnesium and Fiber given in descending order (highest to lowest).  Flax Seed Shakarpara makes 25 biscuits, serves 5.
    1. Phosphorus Phosphorous works closely with calcium to build bones. 31% of RDA.
    2. Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells. % of RDA. 30% of RDA.
    3. Magnesium : Magnesium is required for formation of bones and teeth. It helps in the metabolism of calcium and potassium. % of RDA. magnesium rich Indian foods like leafy vegetables (palak, broccoli, kale), pulses ( rajma, chawli, moong ), nuts (walnuts, almonds) , cereals ( jowar, bajra, whole wheat flour, dalia). 26% of RDA.
    4. Fiber : Dietary fiber reduces the risk of heart disease, prevents the spike in blood sugar levels and hence super for diabetics. Consume more fruits, vegetables, moong, oats, matki, whole grains. 22% of RDA.


Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy163 cal
Protein4.8 g
Carbohydrates21.4 g
Fiber5.6 g
Fat7.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium7.8 mg

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Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly
5
 on 25 Nov 16 03:15 PM


A blend of Indian and International flavours... great idea.. The baking time is on a higher side but it turned out to be awesome... good for a change from routine boring snacks.