Sweet Shankarpali

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Shankarpali or shakkarpara is a traditional snack made during Diwali. This makes for a good tea-time snack. Here goes the recipe :

Ingredients

1 ½  cups Refined flour (Maida )
½ cup semolina (rava)                   
3 tbsp clarified butter (ghee)
½ cup Powdered sugar (pisi hui cheeni)
a pinch of salt
Water to knead the dough
Oil  for frying

Method

  • Heat 3 tbsp ghee and keep it aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, add maida, rava and hot ghee. Mix everything with a spoon.  
  • After the ghee is mixed well with maida and rava, give it a good mix using your fingers.
  • Add water little at a time and knead into a firm, smooth dough.
  • Divide the dough into medium round shaped balls.
  • Roll out each dough ball into large rotis.
  • Cut into diamond shaped pieces.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan and fry the diamond shaped pieces till they are golden brown in colour.
  • Shankarpalis are ready to be served.
  • Cool and store in air-tight container and serve as required.

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