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sweet shakkar pare

Shakkar Pare is a crispy and light sugar coated snack prepared using all purpose flour, sugar, salt and unsalted butter, deep fried and then coated in sugar syrup. Shakkar Pare also known as Murali or Khurma. This snack looks like thin sugar biscuit and its a perfect tea time snack for kids and adults.

Shakkar Pare is very popular in South India and Maharashtra which usually prepared during the festive seasons like diwali, christmas and holi, etc., 

There is another similar recipe called Shankarpali. A lot of people think that shankarpali and shakkar pare are the same thing. They are not. There is a big difference in the recipe. Shakkar pare are dunked in sugar syrup after being fried. Mainly, the sugar syrup. In Shankarpali, ghee is the key ingredient. It makes the biscuit very crumbly, flaky and crispy, it results melts in your mouth. 

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Make this sweet biscuits in a large quantity and store in an airtight container for weeks because this snack doesn't go bad and it can be stored for 2 weeks. It is also a great after school snack for kids. Follow my step by step photo recipe to prepare Murali. If you like this recipe share it, tweet it and pin it. Please do try and post your comments.

sweet shakkar pare

Diwali Recipes


Coarse       : Snack, Sweet

Cuisine      : Indian

Prep Time  : 10 min

Cook Time : 15 min

Total Time  : 25 min

sweet shakkar pare

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To make dough

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter - softened at room temperature
  • water - as needed
  • oil - to deep fry
For Sugar Syrup
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water


  • in a mixing bowl, add all purpose flour, salt, water and unsalted butter
  • mix well and the flour should hold well in hand
  • now add water little by little and make a soft and stiff dough (make sure the dough should not stick)
  • sprinkle some all purpose flour on the board and roll the dough in to 1/4 inch thickness using rolling pin 
  • cut them into thin slices using a knife or pizza cutter
  • drop the thin slices gently in hot oil and deep fry in low medium flame
  • fry the biscuit until the bubble ceases and it turns light brown color
  • once cooked thoroughly , remove the biscuit from the hot oil and drain the excess oil in the paper towel
  • shakkar pare is ready
  • repeat the process with the remaining dough
  • for sugar syrup, add sugar and water in a sauce pan
  • bring it to boil for 2-3 minutes, once the sugar dissolves, continue to boil for another 1-2 minute and then switch off the flame
  • now add fried shakkar pare into the sugar syrup and rest for 1 minute and toss well, so that all the shakkar pare are coated with the sugar syrup
  • the sugar syrup crystallizes soon, so mix very well and be quick
  • now remove all the shakkar pare into the plate and allow them to cool down at room temperature and then store them in air tight container
  • Enjoy with a cup of hot tea or coffee
  • butter should be at room temperature
  • check the oil before frying, shakkar pare should fry only on low medium flame
  • dough should be soft, stiff and non sticky dough
  • cool down completely before storing in air tight container

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sweet shakkar pare


in a mixing bowl, add all purpose flour, salt, sugar and unsalted butter

mix well

it should hold well in your hand

add water little by little and make a soft and stiff dough

sprinkle some flour, and place the dough

roll the dough into 1/4 inch thickness

cut down the sides and make a square or rectangle shape

using a knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into thin slices

drop in hot oil and cook on low medium flame

shakkar pare turns brown color

once it turns light brown color, remove from oil

drain the excess oil on paper towel, shakkar pare is ready

heat sugar and water and in a sauce pan

mix well and dissolve the sugar

once the sugar dissolves, cook the syrup for another 1-2 minutes and then switch off the flame

add fried shakkar pare into the syrup and toss well

shakkar pare

transfer them into the plate and cool down completely at room temperature

shakkar pare

Shakkar pare is ready

shakkar pare

Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee

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