Shakkar para, a crispy, sweet, diamond shaped Indian snack is usually made on the festivals of Diwali and Holi. In Maharashtra, this traditional snack is known as shankarpali. It’s worth to make this snack at home because the process is very easy and you just need a few basic ingredients like maida, rava, sugar, ghee, milk, salt and oil.
They are made using two different methods – 1). In this method, sugar is added while making the dough and then diamond shaped pieces made from dough are deep fried until crispy. 2). While in this, the dough is made without adding sugar but the diamond shaped pieces made from the dough are coated with sugar syrup after deep frying. The first method is popular in Maharashtra, Gujarat and South India while the second one is popular in Rajasthan. This step by step photo recipe uses the first method to make this delicious snack at home.