Maharashtrian Style Namkeen Shankarpali (Savory Flaky Pastry Diamonds Recipe)
Flaky Pastries made with whole wheat flour, rice flour and semolina with cumin seeds, it has the right balance of sweetness and spice levels.
Maharashtrian Style Namkeen Shankarpali (Savory Flaky Pastry Diamonds Recipe) is a scrumptious snack that is savory and lightly sweet. The snack is made from whole wheat flour and semolina, spiced with red chili powder. The flakiness of the snack is mainly obtained from the hot ghee that is used while preparing the dough. Once these are made, it can be made and stored in an airtight jar for couple of weeks. The best snack to be had along with your hot cup of chai or coffee during a monsoon evening.
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- 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
- 2 tablespoon Sooji (Semolina/ Rava)
- 2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 2 tablespoon Red Chilli powder
- 4 tablespoon Ghee
- 1 teaspoon Salt
How to make Maharashtrian Style Namkeen Shankarpali (Savory Flaky Pastry Diamonds Recipe)
To begin making the Namkeen Shankarpali, mix the flour, semolina, red chilli powder, salt, cumin seeds in a bowl.
Heat the ghee till it is light hot and pour it into the flour mixture. Carefully mix to form a crumbly texture. Make sure you do not burn hand.
Add little water and knead it into a soft dough, rest the dough covered in a warm place for at least 30 minutes.
We will start rolling the dough on a flat surface, sprinkle little flour if you feel the dough is very sticky. Roll it to about 2 centimeter thick.
Using a knife cut the dough into small diamond shapes or any desired shape and arrange them on a tray to fry.
Heat a kadai with oil to deep fry the Shankarpalis. Once the oil is hot carefully drop them and fry till they become light brown.
Using a skimmer take the shakarpalis out and place it on the tissue paper in order to drain out the oil.