Baked Gur Para - crunchy and crispy, this healthy snack made with jaggery and whole wheat flour is popular throughout India. Baked to golden brown perfection and topped with sesame seeds, it's perfect for the festive season!
Melt jaggery and water on medium heat, stirring continuously. It should only take 2 minutes, so switch off the gas as soon as the mixture boils.
Now, in a bowl mix wheat flour, semolina, baking powder, salt, sesame seeds, and ghee. Mix it with your hands until the mixture becomes crumbly. Use your fingertips to rub ghee evenly into the flour.
Add in the jaggery water into the mixture slowly to make a firm dough. If the mixture feels dry, add plain water 1 tsp at a time.
Cover and rest the dough for 20 minutes.
Preheat your oven at 375°F / 190°C.
Divide the dough into 4 equal parts and roll it into 1/4 inch thick sheets.
Cut the dough into your desired shape. I used a cookie cutter to cut them in square shapes. To prevent them from puffing up while baking, use a fork to poke small holes into the dough.
Transfer the squares to a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until they are crisp and turn golden brown.
Cool the baked gur para on a wire rack till they are completely cool.
Your healthy gur para snack is ready!