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Snack Recipes: Sweet Diamond Cuts (Shankerpali) Recipe

Updated on May 23, 2017
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sweet diamond cuts (shankarpali)
sweet diamond cuts (shankarpali)

Some Information About Sweet Diamond Cuts (Shankerpali)

There are three ways to make diamond cuts:

Diamond cuts are popularly known as "shankerpali." You can make them in three ways. All three types taste awesome.

  • Spicy: The first one is only spicy. They will be super crunchy and will be like thin crackers.
  • Sweet: The second type is only sweet. They will be thicker than the spicy ones. They are made using ghee for the dough. These turn out to be flavorful and delicious. They can be compared with the sweet cookies.
  • Sweet and Spicy/Salty: The third variety is mainly sweet and a little spicy or salty. This too has a special taste. You can store all these varieties of diamond cuts in airtight container for months in room temperature.

I made the third type of diamond cuts yesterday. They are both sweet and a little spicy. My daughter likes this kind. I used plain flour, a small quantity of fine semolina, sugar, a little red chili powder, and salt. I kneaded the dough with ghee. I fried them on low fire because sweet snacks turn dark if you fry them on high heat. The diamond cuts came out crunchy and tasty. I share the recipe here.

5 stars for Sweet Diamond Cuts (Shankerpali)
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 50 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 500 g diamond cuts

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup ghee
  • 1 cup water
  • 300 g (approx) plain flour or maida
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder, optional, I used
  • 1-2 tsp milk, instead you can use water to extend the shelf life of the snack
  • 1/2 tsp fine semolina, optional, I used it for crunchiness

Step-By-Step Instructions and Photos for Making Sweet Diamond Cuts (Shankerpali)

  1. Keep all ingredients handy.
  2. Take ghee, sugar, and water in a pan. Heat the pan. Mix the contents. Let it boil for 2-3 minutes. Turn off the fire. Pour the mix into a big bowl. Keep aside for cooling.
  3. Add salt, fine semolina(gives crunchiness to the snack), and red chili powder to the bowl containing the liquid mix. Add plain flour little by little and knead to get a soft, firm dough. You can use 1-2 tsp milk or water while combining the dough. No need to rest the dough.
  4. Heat oil for deep frying.
  5. Pinch out a big lemon size dough. Make a ball shape, flatten it. Roll it to get a round shape of moderate thickness. It should not be too thin or too thick.
  6. Cut it by drawing parallel lines with the help of a diamond cutter or knife. You can cut them in square shapes or in diamond shapes. Chop uneven edges if any. Combine the discarded pieces with the remaining dough.
  7. Drop the diamond shapes into the hot oil. Fry on medium high fire for 2 minutes. Turn them occasionally to ensure uniform frying. Reduce the fire, fry till they get golden. Place diamond cuts on an absorbent paper towel.
  8. Repeat the process for the remaining dough. When they cool down, collect them in an air-tight container. Munch these crunchy snacks anytime you desire!

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Step one: mix ghee, sugar, and water in a vesselStep two: heat the mixStep three: boil the mixStep four: add plain flour, salt, and red chili powder to get a soft, firm dough.Step five: pinch out a big lemon size dough and form a ball.Step six: roll it to make a round shape. Cut it in diamond shape. Chop the uneven edges.Step-seven: fry them in oilStep eight: place them on an absorbent paper towelStep nine: sweet diamond cuts (shankerpali) are ready to eat!
Step one: mix ghee, sugar, and water in a vessel
Step one: mix ghee, sugar, and water in a vessel
Step two: heat the mix
Step two: heat the mix
Step three: boil the mix
Step three: boil the mix
Step four: add plain flour, salt, and red chili powder to get a soft, firm dough.
Step four: add plain flour, salt, and red chili powder to get a soft, firm dough.
Step five: pinch out a big lemon size dough and form a ball.
Step five: pinch out a big lemon size dough and form a ball.
Step six: roll it to make a round shape. Cut it in diamond shape. Chop the uneven edges.
Step six: roll it to make a round shape. Cut it in diamond shape. Chop the uneven edges.
Step-seven: fry them in oil
Step-seven: fry them in oil
Step eight: place them on an absorbent paper towel
Step eight: place them on an absorbent paper towel
Step nine: sweet diamond cuts (shankerpali) are ready to eat!
Step nine: sweet diamond cuts (shankerpali) are ready to eat!

Nutritional Information of Sweet Diamond Cuts(Shankerpali)

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 243
Calories from Fat90
% Daily Value *
Fat 10 g15%
Saturated fat 5 g25%
Carbohydrates 35 g12%
Sugar 15 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 170 mg7%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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    ShailaSheshadri 5 months ago from Bengaluru

    O.K; thanks for your inspiring words. Go ahead to try this yummy snack. Happy eating!

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    Lena Durante 5 months ago from San Francisco Bay Area

    Sweet and spicy is such a wonderful combination. I didn't know about these before reading your recipe, so thank you for teaching me something new!