Ever tried making atta gud ke shakarpara recipe at home or shakarpali with whole wheat flour and Jaggery? I bring to you a vegan Indian recipe of healthy cookies that will interest you and kids. I have nostalgic memories of gur para as a Punjabi, where shakarpara is a symbol of festivities and celebrations along with mathri. But long gone are the days when I used to dig in all these snacks for Punjabi weddings that made them unique. Since I quit maida, nothing interests me. But the love for mathri and shakarpara is eternal and I have been trying to control myself whenever someone sends these sweets home. Now it's high time I tried making homemade shankarpali with jaggery.
|shakarpare with gur|
|gur pare with whole wheat in air fryer Indian recipe|
Why I do not eat maida ones?
1. Maida is only empty calories. It raises blood sugar levels as it is quickly absorbed (since it lacks any fiber). That means you are tempted to eat more and do not feel full easily.
2. It is deep fried. I am miles away from all fried stuff, seriously. Deep frying adds loads of calories, fat, and carbon to your food. Here's my detailed post on why you should avoid deep-fried foods.
3. They use refined sugar - which is nothing but empty calories, just like maida. I do not buy sugar or maida. It's been a practice since marriage (the time when I assumed control of my kitchen). This does not mean jaggery does not have calories, which are used in the atta gur ke shakarpare recipe. Though jaggery has the same amount of calories as refined sugar, it is nevertheless a healthier alternative in terms of nutrition. Yes, jaggery or gur has a lot of minerals and molasses - the brown color is from molasses (sugarcane juice).
So why not bake gur pare with atta or whole wheat to make this traditional Indian recipe healthy in airfryer!!
|gur ke pare with whole wheat flour|
Check my detailed post here.