Shakkar Para Or Shankar Pali - Crispy Fried Cookies

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Jan. 28, 2019

Shakkar Para or Shankar Pali as I knew it growing up is a delicious sweet crispy cookie. It is widely distributed at Diwali but I remember my Grandma making this as a snack and also including this in our tray of sweets at Christmas time.


Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Ghee 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Semolina 2 Tablespoon
Flour 3 1/2 Cup (56 tbs)



1. Dissolve 1 cup of sugar in one cup of water in a saucepan over heat.

2. Add the ghee and allow it to melt and cool the liquid.


3. Add the semolina and the flour a little at a time.

4. When it reaches a dough consistency knead with your hands.

5. Divide in half and roll on a silicone mat.

6. Using a rolling cutter, cut diamond shapes, and deep fry.


7. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 8