Sweet shankarpali

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


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 (namak)
Water to knead the dough (paani)
Oil  for frying (tel)

Sweet Shankarpali


  • 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 powdered sugar and salt.
  • 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.
  • Sweet Shankarpalis are ready to be served.
  • Cool and store in air-tight container and serve as required.