Shakkarpara is one of the popular sweets from the North Indian cuisine. These sweet snack is also made during festivals and weddings also.

Ingredients of Shakkar Paare

  • 2 cups Fine flour
  • 3/4 cup Ghee for Moyan
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1.5 cups Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • Ghee for frying
  •  cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make Shakkar Paare

    • Add ghee, milk, and sugar to a saucepan. Cook on low heat, stirring continously. Allow it to cool.
    • In a mixing bowl add all-purpose flour, salt, and vanilla. Gradually add the cooled milk mixture to form a soft dough.
    • Divide the dough into 4 parts and knead each part to form a round ball. Take one dough ball at a time and roll into circle. Cut into squares or diamonds using a knife.
    • Using flat spatula separate the cut shankarpali and place them in a tray.
    • Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Before adding the shankarpali make sure the oil is really hot.
    • Keep the heat on medium-high. Using a steel spatula pick some of the cut shankarpali and add them to the hot oil.
    • Wait for a minute and then lower the heat to medium-low. Fry the shankarpali on medium-low heat. Once they turn golden brown on both sides, take them out with a slotted spoon.
    • Once the first batch of shankarpali is out, increase the heat back to medium and allow the oil temperature to rise up again. Repeat for all the rolled and cut shankarpali.
    • Allow the shankarpali to completely cool on a large tray.