Shankarpali – a diamond-shaped sweet made out of flour which is prepared during festivals almost in all states along the west coast of India. It can also be had as a snack with tea.
This recipe was passed to me by my cousin co-sister which was passed to her by her mother in law. My hubby likes the shankarpali made from this recipe a lot.
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup powdered sugar ( I used granulated sugar so used 1 cup plus 6 tsp more)
- 1/2 cup ghee (liquified)
- salt as per taste
- Mix the all-purpose flour, ghee and salt well.
- Then add the powdered sugar and mix well again.
- Knead into a soft dough by adding very little water. Very minimal water will be required for kneading as the sugar will melt and this will be almost enough to knead the dough.
- Allow the dough to rest at least for 2 hours.
- Then pound the dough a little for around 5 mins.
- Take big balls of the dough and roll into a thick disc. (thickness should be between 1/8-1/4 inch)
- Cut into diamond-shaped pieces of the disc. (First cut half-inch thick strips of the disc and then cut diagonal strips to obtain diamond shape)
- Heat oil in pan on medium flame.
- Once hot enough, reduce the flame to low and deep fry the diamond-shaped pieces of dough on low flame only, till slight light brown.