Mar 5, 2012

Shakarpara ~ Authentic Holi Recipe

Shakarpara is a crispy Indian sweet. Shakarpara are sugar coated flour pieces which are deep fried. Shakkarpare can be stored for 2-3 weeks.

Recipe Source: Manjula's Kitchen

Ingredients :

All-purpose flour - 500 gms
Ghee - 100 gms
Baking powder - 11/2 tsp
Water to knead
Oil for frying

For the coating -

Sugar - 300 gms
Water - 100 ml

Method :

Sieve the flour and then add ghee to it. Mix the mixture till it resembles breadcrumbs.

Add the baking powder and then with the help of water knead it into a stiff dough. Cover it with a damp cloth for 10-15 min.
Heat oil in a kadai. Divide the dough into three long rolls.

Roll each portion to 1/2 inch thickness. Prick them with fork, all over.  It avoid puffing up, while frying.

Then cut into square pieces with knife.

When the oil gets perfect hot fry the pieces on medium flame for 10-12 minutes both sides, till the para are crispy and light golden.

Drain them on a paper tissue and fry the remaining pieces in the same way.

To make the syrup (coating) -

In a pan heat sugar with 3/4 cup water and make a sticky syrup of one-thread consistency ( It means thick sugar syrup).

Remove from fire, add the para all together and coat the para evenly with the help of a flat spoon. Coat all paras well.  Take them out and let them dry for a while.

Store in airtight container.


Sending this to My event "SPOTLIGHT : COLOURFUL HOLI" event, Preeti's "Color N Sweet- HOLI FEST" event, Krithi's "Serve It - Stir-fried" event, Rasi's "I'm The Star" event, Nupur's "For U 'Mom'" event, Surabhi's "Holi Hai " event, Anjali's "Cakes, Cookies and Desserts" event, Kalyani's "Holi Fest Colourful Palette " event


  1. Bingo I am planning 2 make it this holi & u updated gr8
    thanks linking it @ Holi Hai...:)
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  2. Lovely recipe...looks so yum! feel like having some right now

  3. Wow, I just love these sweet stuff...darun hoyeche...gr8

  4. This is my all time favorite sweet and haven't had this for years. Thanks for reminding and then for that recipe, too. :)

  5. Looks yummy, just had ydy sent from my in laws from India.

  6. i too make this..n this looks soo yumm

  7. Delicious holi delight! Just recently there was a marriage in our family and I gorged on this sweet coz it is made only during that time. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I can now make it any time at home!

  8. Perfect to go this Holi season....And I like the fact that it can be stored

    Hamaree Rasoi

  9. nice recipe..u made it perfectly

  10. yummy recipe..Perfectly made


  11. this is my favorite..looks so delicious..very nicely done!!

  12. my fav. but i always make without sugar coating and add some sugar in dough. thats way you can control the sugar quantity

  13. very yummy ones..looks perfect..

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  14. This one s my all time fav.. & your's look fab :).. thanks for linking it to my event!

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  15. Awesome. Looks deliciousssssssss

  16. Loved these alot, yummy sweet bites!!

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  17. My kid love this recipe a lot..really a yummy one :)

  18. Awesome authentic recipe....thanks for linking this recipe with my event

  19. Hmm this looks like a yummy and really delicious recipe! Thanks for sharing your authentic recipe. My best and happy holi wishes to you!

    Anne Walker