Shankarpali Recipe

Shankarpali Recipe

Shankarpali is a traditional Diwali recipe in Maharashtra, Goa and all over India. Shankarpali is also known as shakkar para. These crisp diamond-shaped cookies are a favorite among kids. I can’t think of a word other than the Marathi word “Khuskhushit” to aptly describe these. These are a paramount part of the traditional Diwali faral. Using a stand mixer will make life easy but you can knead the dough with your hands. You may try our softest rasmalai recipe. 

Diwali is a very special time and is the most celebrated time of the year. The weather in Mumbai is usually mild and there is a lot of excitement in the air. There are lights everywhere and these beautiful lanterns called “akashkandil” adorn windows and corridors. Pretty rangolis outside the door welcome guests. People share delicious Diwali faral and there are fireworks in the evenings. Nothing in the west comes close to the festive atmosphere of Diwali in Mumbai. You may explore our softest rasmalai recipe

Coming back to shankarpali, when made to perfection, these shankarpalis melt in your mouth. Try the below recipe this Diwali. You will not regret it. The proportions are not overbearingly sweet so if you desire a sweeter version, feel free to increase the amount of sugar. Reduce the quantity or sugar and ghee if you are overly health-conscious. I think it’s okay to indulge around the holidays 🙂

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Shankarpali

Best Shankarpali Recipe

Diamond-shaped fried cookies
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Resting time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 45 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 10
Calories 220 kcal

Equipment

rolling pin
pizza cutter or knife

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Warm the milk and mix in sugar until it dissolves.
  • In a stand mixer, mix in the flour, ghee and warm milk to form a smooth dough
  • Rest the dough for 1-2 hours.
  • Divide the dough into 4 parts.
  • Roll out each part into a flat disc about 1/8" thick (thickness of a paratha).
  • Cut into small diamonds.
  • Heat oil in a wok.
  • After oil is hot, reduce flame to medium and fry the shankarpalis till they are brown and crisp. Note that the shankarpalis will be slightly soft immediately after frying. Once they cool down, they will be crisp.
  • Cool the shankarpalis before storing in an airtight container.
  • Make your Diwali special with this homemade snack.

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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Best Shankarpali Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 51mg1%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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