Sweet Shakkarpara

September 18, 2020


-50 grams organic oats flour

-50 grams organic quinoa flour

-15 grams tapioca starch

-10 kimia dates (made into a paste)

-1 pinch cardamom powder

-1 pinch nutmeg powder

-1 pinch salt

-Water (to make dough)


Step 1

Mix flours with salt, cardamom and nutmeg powder. Add dates paste and knead to form a stiff dough. Add water if needed. Rest it for 5 minutes.

Step 2

Roll the dough into a 1/2 inch tortilla/ roti.

Step 3

Using shakkarpara cutter, cut it into diamond shapes.

Step 4

Preheat the oven for 5 minutes at 180degrees. Bake the shakkarpara for 20 minutes at 180 degrees. Turn them over once to ensure they cook evenly and are crisp.

Health Benefits

This recipe is a healthier version of a famous festive sweet. Refined wheat flour contianing gluten is replaced with organic oats and quinoa flour. Date paste imprts natural sweetness and it also has nutritional benefits, as being a rich source of Iron as well as fiber. Also baking cuts down the use of almost all the fat involved in the making. Cooking oil has been found to cause Insulin resistance and diabetes.

Recipe Created By
Ria Jain

One of iThrive’s biggest focus to teach anyone how to harness the healing power of food. In order to this, we have been creating innovative and delicious recipes that are filling, tasty and full of healing benefits. This one is just one of those recipes. 

Ria Jain
Functional Nutritionist

Ria has a Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics and is in a permanent research mode and keeps the rest of us at iThrive (Previously ThriveFNC) updated with her latest findings in the field of Nutrition. Her articles on iThrive's blog are an expression of her research findings. We really don’t know what we’d do without her support and her focus.