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Indian Shankarpali Recipe (Sweet Crispy Fritters)

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Shankarpali is a popular Indian sweet and snack

Shankarpali is a popular Indian sweet and snack

Shankarpali, or shakkarpare, is a popular Indian sweet and snack that is traditionally prepared during the Diwali festival. It is also enjoyed as an anytime dessert.

In this recipe, I use gur (jaggery) instead of the more typical sugar. If you prefer to use sugar, you can do so.

Try this easy recipe to make deliciously crispy shankarpali.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

45 min

1 hour

3-4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup gur (jaggery), crushed
  • 1 cup maida (all-purpose flour)
  • 1 tsp + 1 tsp suji (semolina)
  • 1 tsp khaskhas (poppy seeds)
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp desi ghee (clarified butter)
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add the gur and water. Stir until the gur dissolves completely. Add in the maida, suji, khaskhas, cardamom powder, and desi ghee. Mix until a dough is formed; then knead it for 4-5 minutes to form a smooth medium-soft dough. Cover with a damp cloth and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  2. Roll the dough in your hands to form a large ball. Flatten it and roll it out into a medium-thick roti.
  3. With a greased knife cut the roti into diamond-shaped pieces.
  4. Fry the diamond-shaped pieces of dough, in batches, in medium-hot oil, on low-medium heat, until crisp and golden.
  5. Transfer the cooked shankarpali to a plate and let it cool. Store in an airtight container.

Shankarpali Recipe: Sweet Crispy Fritters

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 03, 2020:

Thank you, Devika.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 03, 2020:

Thank you, Pamela.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 03, 2020:

Thank you, Nell.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 03, 2020:

Thanks, Peggy. I find comments on articles closed on Delishably for very many articles.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 03, 2020:

Thank you, Bill.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 03, 2020:

Thanks for appreciating the recipes, Flourish.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on September 03, 2020:

Shankarpali Recipe I gave a 5 rating because this is easy and an anytime treat.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 02, 2020:

The Shankarpali looks delicious and not to difficult, Rajan. Thank you.

Nell Rose from England on September 02, 2020:

It definitely sounds lovely to eat! Something I have never tried before, nice one!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 02, 2020:

Your sweet crispy fritters with the poppy seeds and cardamom look tasty! Thanks for your recipe! I am happy to comment before this is moved to Delishably.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 02, 2020:

Yum! This I would eat. Looks like a great snack!

FlourishAnyway from USA on September 02, 2020:

Like sweet cardamom chips? You have so many interesting recipes! I’d be tempted to dip it in something tasty.