• 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

cooking time:

  1. Sieve the flour and then add ghee to it. Mix the mixture till it resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Add the baking powder and then with the help of water knead it into a stiff dough.
  3. Cover it with a damp cloth for 10-15 min.
  4. Heat oil in a kadai. Divide the dough into three long rolls.
  5. Roll each portion to 1/2 inch thickness and cut with knife into 1/2 inch pieces.
  6. When the oil gets perfect hot fry the pieces on medium flame for 10-12 minutes or till the pare are crisp and light golden.
  7. Drain them on a paper tissue and fry the remaining pieces in the same way.
  8. To make the syrup (coating)
  9. In a pan boil the water and the sugar till it reaches one-string consistency
  10. Remove from fire, add the pare all together and coat the pare evenly with the help of a flat spoon.
  11. Do not mix too much, as the sugar will harden.
  12. Take them out and let them dry for a while.
  13. Store in airtight container.

Here is the recipe for shakarpara. Shakarpare are sugar coated flour pieces which are deep fried. Shakkarpare can be stored for 2 -3 weeks.