Sunday, October 19, 2014

Shankarpali–Sweet diamond cuts–Sweet Maida Biscuit–Easy Diwali Recipe



               Diwali reminds me all my childhood memoriesParty smile! During Diwali my mom prepares all Diwali sweets and snacks. Morning start with theses sweet and crunchy shankarpali with hot cardamom tea. Everyone should gather to enjoy this munch. I followed my moms full proof recipe. So here is crispy, flaky and melt in mouth shankarpali. It is popular and traditional snack in Maharashtra.


               There are two kinds of shankarpali, sweet and spicy. I will post spicy shankarpali version soon, which my mom makes with pepper powder and cumin powder.  This is sweet version and my family totally loves it. Its quite easy to make !!In love


Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | Makes: 5-6 cup



All Purpose flour

2 cup + 4 tbsp

Powder Sugar

1/2 cup


1/2 cup


1/2 cup


For deep frying


How to make?

  • Take wide bowl and plate for kneading. Add ghee and powder sugar and mix it well till sugar gets dissolve ( I used my hands for mixing,)


  • Then add all purpose flour into sugar and ghee mixture. Mix all the ingredients and add milk little at a time and knead into smooth dough. Cover and keep aside for 10 minutes.


  • Heat oil in kadhai on low flame. Now divide dough into 4 equal parts. Roll out each dough ball in to thick circle.Using karanji cutter spoon cut along the edges of circle and make a perfect circle. collect the scrap and keep aside.Now cut into  diamond shapes as shown.


  • Repeat same process with rest of the dough.

  • First check oil by dropping a small ball of dough, it should be sizzle and rise up. Then your oil is ready. Carefully add diamond cuts into oil and flip them for even cooking.

  • Cook till it becomes golden brown on medium flame. Drain into kitchen towel. Let it cool down completely. Keep it in airtight container.


  • Enjoy these with hot cup of tea !!


Notes :

  • Another easy way is mix all sugar, milk and ghee together and add all purpose flour and knead it.

  • Always fry shankerpali on medium flame. If you fry on low flame, it will spread in oil.

  • If you want, replace milk with water.

  • If the dough is crumbly and you are not able to roll out properly, then sprinkle some milk ( 2-3 tsp ) and knead it again.


  1. They looks delicious sony .My mom too have the cutter like you have .

  2. o my God this is such a wonderful idea.. very beautiful sweet cuts

  3. Wow looks so yummy and perfectly made.

  4. I remembered that spoon , my mom had it , we used to stuff gujia with that and give border with the end, mom's recipes are always full proof, right, looks yummy. If possible love to get this in parcel here.

  5. Very easy to do and looks very crunchy

  6. Looks so perfect. As always, beautiful pictures Sony

  7. looks super yummy dear...very well presented

  8. Gosh! its so good and so perfectly made.

  9. shakarparas looks so crunchy and tempting. Happy Diwali

  10. I tried this shankarpali but it broke as I fried in oil and fell apart. What could have gone wrong I used the exact measurement can u pls help?i used bis quick all purpose flour. Thank you.

    1. Might be you have added melted ghee. You add some extra all purpose flour and knead the dough. Check the dough by drooping little dough ball in oil. If it sizzle and rise up without break, then you should go ahead and fry your next batch.

  11. I made it today.. turned out awesome .. Thanks for the recipe

  12. Thanks for sharing your feedback Inderjeet !

  13. can salted butter be used instead of ghee?

    1. Never tried with unsalted butter........ghee gives the traditional flavor!!


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