Shakkar Para Recipe | Gur Para | Shankarpali - Diwali Festive Snack

Here is a lip smacking diwali recipe of Shakkarpara you must try. It's super simple to make and delicious to eat too and made with Gur and hence it can be called Gur Para too. Serve it along with a cup of chai and some sweets for the festive season.

Archana Doshi
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Shankarpali also known as Shakkar Para is a traditional Diwali Snack usually made during festivities like Diwali. This crunchy, flaky deep-fried snack is also a great tea time snack.

A pre-made stock of Shakkar Para is also a very handy munching snack for the ever hungry kids! Shakkar Para can be made savoury as well as sweet. For this sweet version, lightly sweetened wheat dough with jaggery is rolled out and cut into diamonds or squares and then deep fried till crisp.

For crisp Shakkar Para roll out the dough as thin as you can. For a slightly soft, chewy texture make thicker pieces. Fry on a low-medium flame so that the pieces are cooked through. You can also optionally dust it with with cinnamon sugar.

Serve Shakkar Para as a tea time snack or or even make it as a snack for Diwali.

If you like this recipe, you can also try

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  2. Foxtail Millet Nippattu
  3. Methi Namak Pare


Cuisine: Indian
Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

45 M


6 Servings


  • 1-1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Jaggery , powdered
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
  • 3 tablespoons Ghee
  • Oil , for deep frying

How to make Shakkar Para Recipe | Gur Para | Shankarpali - Diwali Festive Snack

  1. To begin with Shakkar Para recipe, prepare all the ingredients and keep ready.

  2. Into a large mixing bowl add the Whole Wheat flour, ghee, cardamom and a pinch of salt and mix well with your hands till the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  3. Add the jaggery and mix well to combine. 

  4. Add water gradually and mix till the flour comes together to form a firm and soft dough. Cover it with cloth and let it rest until are ready to fry. Notice how easy it is to knead, absorbs the water beautifully, which will make it perfect to roll out as well. 

  5. Next step is to roll and cut the dough. In the meantime preheat the oil for deep frying. 

  6. Roll the Shakkar para dough into a 1/4 inch thick circle or the desired thickness you like. The thicker the para, the longer it will take to fry.

  7. Using a knife or a pizza cutter, cut into diamond shapes. 

  8. Heat oil for deep frying on a medium heat.

  9. Drop the shakkar para into the hot oil and deep fry till the on low to medium heat until they turn golden brown in color, turning it around constantly while it is deep frying so it gets fried evenly. 

  10. Drain the oil and place them on a kitchen towel/ tissues. Fry the remaining the similar way. 

  11. Once both are cooled completely, store in an airtight container.

  12. Serve Shakkar Para as a tea time snack or or even make it as a snack for Diwali.