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Shakarpara on a gray plate.


Shilpa Joshi
Five ingredient shakarpara, sakkarpara or shankarpali is an easy sweet snack flavored with sugar or jaggery and commonly made during festivals such as Diwali. These can be baked or fried. It is more commonly made with sugar but my Mom makes it with jaggery if you are looking for a different option. Perfect for a tea time snack.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 227 kcal


  • Pot for frying
  • Rolling Pin
  • Mixing bowl


  • 1 cup flour 125g can use all purpose or wheat
  • ¼ cup jaggery or sugar 72g
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds, optional 11g
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • Melt jaggery in heated water.
  • Mix flour, salt, water and sesame seeds.
    Sakkarpara flour mixture
  • Add jaggery water to dough and mix to combine. Using hands makes it easier.
    Jaggery added to dough
  • Shape dough into a ball. Let sit 10 minutes.
    Shakarpara dough
  • Roll out and cut dough
    Sakkarpara cut into diamond shapes

Option 1: Fry

  • Heat oil for frying and fry on low-medium heat for 10 minutes until golden brown. Place on paper towel. Serve warm or cool.
    Sakkarapara being fried

Option 2: Bake

  • Line a tray with parchment paper. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350F.


Let cool completely before storing in airtight container
Sesame seeds optional


Calories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 4gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 43mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1IUCalcium: 25mgIron: 2mg
Keyword sakkarpara, shakarpara
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