A crunchy, flaky sweet deep fried snack made during festive season. Shankarpali, shakkarpara, khurma, laktho, murali, lakdi mithai, or just simply mithai is an Indian sweet snack. Shankarpali is popular in Western India, especially in north India specially Uttar Pradesh. Shankapali is yet another treat that’s prepared during festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali, and Christmas. There are many ways in which shankarpali is prepared in India. It is known as shakarpara or shakkar pare in North India and in that version, the dough is made with plain flour and ghee. The deep-fried shakkar pare are then dunked in a thick sugar syrup which coats the shakarpara and forms a whitish layer when it hardens.