Diwali Festival lifts an unique spirit among we Mumbaikars. Mostly the Maharashtrian families are known to prepare a scrumptious delight called Shankarpali. I remember my childhood days spent in helping my Mom making this easy diwali feast. Now post marriage, I took forward her recipe to make shankarpali for my close and dear family.
Shankarpali can be described as rhomboid shaped snacks that melt away in your mouth. They can be prepared either sweet or salty. Today I will entail the sweet recipe as it is very much loved by my kids.
- Maida - 500 gms
- Semolina (handful) - 50 gms
- Sugar - 1 cup
- Milk - 1 cup
- Ghee - 1 cup
- Salt - 1 tsp
- Cardamom / Elaichi powder - 1 tsp
- Nutneg powder - 1 tsp
- In a mixing bowl pour Milk, Ghee, Sugar, Salt, Cardamom and Nutmeg powder.
- Now in that mixture, sieve Maida and keep mixing till you form an uniform dough.
- Lets the dough rest for 10 mins, meanwhile place a non stick utensil with Ghee of approximately 1 cup to heat on medium flame.
- After the dough has rested for 10 mins, make medium sized balls and roll it into flattened dough.
- Later with the help of shankarpali cutter or knife cut the flattened dough into rhomboid or diamond shaped shankarpali.
- First, try a tester by immersing a single cut dough into the heated oil. If it floats immediately that means the oil has reached its accurate temperature.
- Now, gently pour the first batch of cut diamond shaped flatten dough into the heated oil.
- Yummy sweet Shanakarpali is ready!!!
- Remove the cooked shankarpali on a absordent paper once then turn golden brown.