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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Crispy and flaky deep fried sweet snack from Maharashtrian cuisine.
- 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
In a mixing bowl add flours, sugar, ghee and cardamom powder. Mix well until it resembles breadcrumbs.
Knead a smooth dough using enough water and let the dough rest for 20 minutes.
Divide the dough into two equal parts. Roll out one part into a round disc and cut out a diamond or square shapes.
Heat oil in a wok and deep fry the shankarpali in batches until golden in colour.
Remove the fried snack on paper towel. Cool and store in air tight container.
It stays fresh for a couple of days in an air tight at room temperature.