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Shakkar Para from Indian State Punjab

Shankarpali, shakkarpara, murali, khurma, lakdi mithai, or just simply mithai is an Indian sweet snack made from a dough of sugar, ghee (or butter), maida flour, and semolina. The name is derived from Persian Shekarpareh. Shankarpali is eaten in India, especially in Uttar Pradesh.

It is a popular snack amongst the Maharashtrian, Gujarati and Kannadiga community in India and has a long shelf-life. It is widely available in shops; people usually purchase ready-made shankarpali during the year and only prepare it at home during Diwali.


Shakkar Para

Shakkar Para
Shakkar Para

Course : Snack

Cuisine : Indian

Prep time : 10 minutes

Process time : 20 minutes

Total time : 30 minutes


  • Maida - 1 cup

  • Semolina - 3 tsp

  • Milk - 1/4 cup

  • Sugar - 1/4 cup

  • Salt - 1/4 tsp

  • Ghee - 1 tsp

  • Oil - to fry


  1. In a bowl add Maida, semolina, ghee & salt, mix well

  2. Then add sugar in lukewarm milk, mix until it get dissolves

  3. Pour the sweet milk to the flour & start to knead

  4. Knead the dough to stiff

  5. Roll out the dough thin

  6. Cut into diamond shape

  7. Shallow fry in medium hot oil

  8. Strain & serve hot with chai or coffee


Maida, semolina, salt, sweet milk
Maida, semolina, salt, sweet milk

pour sweet milk & knead
pour sweet milk & knead

to stiff dough
to stiff dough

roll out thin, cut into diamond shape
roll out thin, cut into diamond shape

shallow fry
shallow fry

serve hot
serve hot
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