Shankarpali | Maharastrian Sweet Snacks

Crispy deep fried sweet snacks Shankarpali made with all purpose flour and sugar. These snacks are a popular treat on Ganesh Chaturthi in Maharashtrian cuisine.

Shankarpali is similar to our Shakarpare and is a perfect sweet snack to munch on it tea or as it is. You know it seems amazing when we look in different cuisines in India or all over the world and how there is so much similarity yet diversity even within few miles.

The deeply fried shankarpali tastes so delicious and they were all gone in one day. My girls totally loved these bite snacks and next time I am going to make them in a big batch.

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Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Crispy and flaky deep fried sweet snack from Maharashtrian cuisine.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 People
Author: Sapana Behl
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1/2 cup oil
  1. In a mixing bowl add flours, sugar, ghee and cardamom powder. Mix well until it resembles breadcrumbs. 

  2. Knead a smooth dough using enough water and let the dough rest for 20 minutes.

  3. Divide the dough into two equal parts. Roll out one part into a round disc and cut out a diamond or square shapes.

  4. Heat oil in a wok and deep fry the shankarpali in batches until golden in colour.

  5. Remove the fried snack on paper towel. Cool and store in air tight container.

Recipe Notes

It stays fresh for a couple of days in an air tight at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size quarter cup
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 562 Calories from Fat 362.7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40.3g 62%
Saturated Fat 11.5g 58%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 49.2g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 25.1g
Protein 3.3g 7%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.



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7 comments on “Shankarpali | Maharastrian Sweet Snacks”

  1. Carving for some Shakarpara now…. haven’t made them in a long time. Yummy snack.

  2. Looks so crispy and yumm and loved the video. Clicks are amazing as usual!!

  3. We love this and I remember my mom always making this both in sweet and savory version when we were kids…such a nostalgic dish! your video is awesome..

  4. One of my favorite snack. Perfect diwali snack.

  5. Vaishali says:

    Nice video and a fantastic recipe . Remember eating these as kids .

  6. Its been a long time I haven’t made these. These really are a wonderful snack.

  7. A Must in many of my friends house for diwali!I get my share from them! Looks delicious sapana, beautiful clicks!

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