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a traditional Indian snack that's eaten on most festive occasions.
Shakkarpara (Shakkar Pare or Shankarpali)

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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Shakkarpara Recipe

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

Ingredients for Shakkarpara

  • 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

How to make Shakkarpara

  • 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.
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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