The local go to snack with tea – this is one of the sweetest inventions of Punjab – literally! Made with three simple ingredients – flour, semolina and sugar – with a touch of oil, this is the perfect dessert that is sweet on the taste buds and light on the stomach. A modern variation in the recipe has white flour and includes a dash of cardamom powder. It is often coated with crushed, coarse sugar and sometimes grated coconut is also sprinkled on top of these ball-like bite pieces to add more flavor to the taste. The best part of Shakkar Paaray is that it takes a little over an hour to prepare and can also be stored for two to three weeks. Such a sweet and healthier alternative to the preserved packed snacks that are more chemicals than food!