Shankarpali | Diamond Biscuit

Shankarpali is a snack popular in Maharashtra, India. It is traditionally enjoyed as a treat on the Diwali holiday.At home, Ma makes this to mix it with other homemade savory goodies to make a delicious mixture. Healthy? Of course not. But the deep fried goodie is such a delicious snack that we make it at every opportunity. 😀

SHANKARPALI RECIPE | Diamond Flour Biscuit

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Makes – 2 cups

Ingredients
1 cup – All purpose flour
1/2 cup – Powdered Sugar
5 tbsp + more Vegetable oil (to deep fry)
5-6 tbsp Water

Method
1. Mix flour & sugar well.
2. Heat 5 tbsp oil in a pan. When it is steaming hot, pour it into your flour.


3. Using a fork or a spoon, incorporate all the flour & the oil. (Don’t touch coz the oil is piping hot!)
4. Slowly, add water little by little. Using your hands, knead it to a soft dough for 15 minutes.
5. Make sure you give a lot of pressure & knead the dough well. Let it rest for half an hour.


6: Heat oil in a pan
7: Take the dough, divide it into 2 big balls.


8: Using a rolling pin, roll out each ball of dough into a flat disk.


9: Take a knife & cut the dough into thin horizontal stripes.


10: Now cut them vertically to give you small diamond shapes. Slowly, remove them from the surface & keep them in a bowl to fry. Repeat with the rest of the dough.

11: When the oil is hot enough, add all the diamonds to the oil.


12: Fry well on both side until they turn light brown & crisp. (Takes about 4-5minutes)

Enjoy!

One Reply to “Shankarpali | Diamond Biscuit”

  1. Tried this biscuits and it come out so perfectly, my kids loved it a lot. Thanks for sharing this Vegan recipe. I shared the recipe on my blog too 🙂
    Happy Diwali Kavi !!!

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