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Shakkarpara | Shankarpali recipe | Diwali recipes

Shakharpara Recipe (Shankarpali) are a ppopular and delicious diamond shaped Indian sweet snacks made specially during Diwali. These slightly sweet shakkarpara (shankarpali) are addictive and perfect to munch on with a cup of tea.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Gujurati, Indian, Maharashtrian
Keyword: Diwali recipes, Shakkar pare recipe, shakkarpara, shankarpali recipe
Servings: 8 people
Author: Arpita@Gastronomic Bong


  • Large bowl
  • rolling pin
  • deep frying pan


  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 4 1/2 tbsp melted Ghee (Clarfied butter)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 3/4 cup Powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • Oil for Deep frying


  • Add the flour, ghee and cardamom powder and mix together.
  • Rub the ghee well into the flour. If you hold a portion it should hold the shape.
  • Next add the powdered sugar and mix it will with the dough.
  • Now add the water a little at a time and knead a soft firm dough. COver with a damp cloth or cling film and let it rest for 20-30 minutes.
  • Heat enough oil in a deep frying pan on medium low heat.
  • Now divide the dough into 6 balls. Take a ball and roll out into a 6-7 inch disc. It should be a little thicker than a roti.
  • Now with a knife or pizza cutter cut it into diamond shape pieces.
  • When the oil is hot, drop a few to test the oil. If it floats up instantly, the oil is ready.Now fry them in batches, do not over crowd.
  • Fry until it is it golden brown on both the sides. Do not over brown them. Remove with a slotted spoon and place it on a kitchen towel.
  • Keep it in an airtight container. It keeps well for 2-3 weeks.