Jaggery Biscuits/Shakharpara

Shakarpara is an authentic snack made in Maharashtra. My grandmother hails from Pune, we make them especially during festivals. Made in ghee, it is crunchy with a hint of sweetness.


  • 2 Cups Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Jaggery
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee
  • Oil (for deep frying)


Prep: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes

  1. Add 1/2 cup grated jaggery and 1/2 cup water in a vessel and cook it on medium flame until jaggery dissolves. Turn off the gas and keep aside.
  2. Next, heat ghee and keep aside.
  3. In a bowl, add wheat flour, cardamom powder, hot ghee and mix well.
  4. Now add the jaggery syrup at frequent intervals and knead a soft dough. Keep aside for half an hour.
  5. Take a lump of dough and shape it into a thick chapati. 
  6. Cut it into a diamond shape.
  7. Now deep fry the pieces in hot oil until golden brown. 
  8. Serve them with tea or just munch on them as a snack.