BM #119 Week 1 Day 3 - 

Today's sweet is known to many as it makes a wonderful addition to many a Diwali Sweet platter across many states in India. 
I am sure there are many variations to this popular Diwali sweet. This is just how I make and enjoy.

Ingredients - 

Whole Wheat Flour 3/4 cup
Maida / All Purpose Flour 1/4 cup
Salt a pinch
Ghee 1 Tbsp
Oil for deep frying
For Sugar syrup - 
Sugar 1/2 cup
Water 1/4 cup

Method Of Preparation -

In a mixing bowl, add 3/4 cup wheat flour and 1/4 cup maida(all purpose flour). Sprinkle a pinch of salt and mix well.

Add in about a tablespoon of ghee in a semi solid state. Rub in the ghee into the flour well until the flour is able to hold itself together without falling apart.

Slowly add water to the flour to make a stiff dough. I probably added a little over 1/4 cup of water. It will depend on the type of flour being used.

Cover the dough and set aside for 10 minutes.

Divide the dough into 3-4 equal parts.

Roll each portion of the dough into a thick roti. The thickness is a personal preference. I prefer slightly thinner while many of my friends like the thicker version. 

Poke with a fork all over the rolled dough (This is optional).

With a pizza cutter or a sharp knife, cut small diamond or square shapes out of the rolled out roti.

Heat oil in a deep frying pan or wok. Test the temperature of the oil by gently  dropping a small piece of dough. If the dough rises gradually and floats then it is the right temperature.

Gently slide the square or diamond shaped dough pieces into the hot oil and fry them until they are golden brown. Remove onto kitchen paper towels to drain the excess oil.

Continue frying the rest of the diamond pieces.

Meanwhile prepare the sugar syrup by heating about 1/2 cup of sugar and about 1/4 cup of water. Let it boil until 2 thread consistency is obtained.

Remove from heat and quickly add the fried shakkarpare into the sugar syrup and toss them quickly so that the sugar syrup is well coated on all the pieces. As the sugar syrup cools down, it will crystallize.

After they cool down store them in air tight container and enjoy when the craving strikes.


Preparation Time 30 minutes
Makes approximately 2.5 cups


  1. Lovely recipe for shakkarpare . Dunking in a sugar syrup will give them a nice sugary coat , and I love that idea , normally we add sugar to the dough itself . Bookmarking !

  2. Radha Says:
  3. A classic one for Diwali and these look delicious. Brings memories back. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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