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a traditional Indian snack that's eaten on most festive occasions.

Shakkarpara is a sweet, crispy, and crunchy dessert that is made from flour, sugar and ghee. It is usually served with a cup of milk or a glass of cold water.

Also known as Shankarpali or shakkar pare, these are similar to the diamond biscuits and is a perfect tea time snack .

Often made during festive occasions like Diwali or weddings, they can be eaten as an evening snack or as a dessert after dinner.

Shakkarpara (Shakkar Pare or Shankarpali)

Shakkarpara (Shakkar Pare or Shankarpali)
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a traditional Indian snack that's eaten on most festive occasions.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Shakkar Pare, Shankarpali


  • 2 cup Atta / Maida Flour
  • 1 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Ghee
  • a pinch Salt
  • 1/2 cup Water adjust as needed
  • for deep frying Oil


  • Heat a pan under medium flame.
  • Add the sugar, ghee and needed water to dissolve the sugar in it.
  • When the sugar completely melts and the syrup is ready, cool them for a while.
  • Do not cool down completely.
  • Take  bowl and add the flour, salt and cardamom powder.
  • Mix them well and gradually add the sugar syrup to the flour and knead them.
  • Do not make a soft dough. Make balls from the dough.
  • Take a rolling board and flatten the balls.
  • Do not make it too thin.
  • Cut them into diamond shape and transfer them to a plate.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium flame.
  • Drop them one by one.
  • Fry till golden brown and crisp.
  • Drain them using a kitchen towel.
  • Cool them to room temperature and store them in an air tight container.

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