Shankarpali/Diamond shaped sweet/Sakkar paara

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.

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Recipe :

Ingredients :

  • 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

Method :

  1. Mix the all-purpose flour, ghee and salt well.
  2. Then add the powdered sugar and mix well again.
  3. 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.
  4. Allow the dough to rest at least for 2 hours.
  5. Then pound the dough a little for around 5 mins.
  6. Take big balls of the dough and roll into a thick disc. (thickness should be between 1/8-1/4 inch)
  7. 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)
  8. Heat oil in pan on medium flame.
  9. 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.

 

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