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Diwali Special Recipe: Shakarpara

October 27, 2021 17:24 IST

No Diwali platter is complete without the good ol' crisp and crunchy Shakarpara.

While many love to have it as a savoury snack, this is Maharaj Jodharam Choudhary's recipe for the sweet version.

The squares of Shakarpara, also called shankarpali or shakarpali or khurma are soaked in sugar syrup till they become snowy white and are then garnished with saffron and cardamom powder.

It can be made super-quick and stored in an air-tight container for weeks.

IMAGE: The ultimate Diwali platter with, clockwise from left, Karanji, Chakli, Shakarpara and Mathri.
Photograph: Kind courtesy Khandani Rajdhani


Servings: 15 pieces



Maharaj Jodharam Choudhary is the corporate chef at Khandani Rajdhani, a chain of thali restaurants serving Rajasthani food.