Shakkarpara (Shankarpali) Recipe

This crunchy, flaky deep-fried snack is a great tea time snack.

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Shakkarpara (Shankarpali) Recipe
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Shankarpali is a traditional Maharashtrian version of the Shakarpara and is usually made during festivities. This crunchy, flaky deep-fried snack is also a great tea time snack. A pre-made stock of Shankarpali is also a very handy munching snack for the ever hungry kids! Shankarpali can be made savoury as well as sweet. For this sweet version, lightly sweetened wheat dough is rolled out and cut into diamonds or squares and then deep fried till crisp. For crisp Shankarpali roll out the dough as thin as you can. For a slightly soft, chewy texture make thicker pieces. Fry on a low-medium flame so that the pieces are cooked through. It is also dusted with cinnamon sugar.

Serve Shakkarpara as a tea time snack or you can even pack these in your kids snack box.

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Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

90 M

Total in

100 M


2 Servings


  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 2-1/2 cup Vivatta Maida , or use whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt , to taste
  • 1/4 cup Ghee
  • Cooking oil , for deep frying
  • 4 tablespoons Sugar , powdered
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon Powder (Dalchini)

How to make Shakkarpara (Shankarpali) Recipe

  1. To begin with the Shankarpali recipe, first heat the water, sugar in a saucepan until the sugar dissolves. Take off the heat and cool it slightly.

  2. Sieve the flour and salt into a mixing bowl and mix it along with ghee, till it forms coarse crumbs. Gradually add the water-sugar mixture into the flour.

  3. Mix and knead the flour into a firm but pliable dough. Keep it covered in a cool place for 30 minutes.

  4. Heat oil in a wok and divide the dough into 3-4 portions. Roll out each portion into a thin (about 7-8 inches) circle or depending on the thickness you want.

  5. Cut squares or diamonds using a pizza cutter, knife or a special Shankarpali cutter.

  6. Deep fry on low-medium flame in a deep fry pan till the Shankarpali turn golden and crisp.

  7. Mix the cinnamon and powder sugar in a small bowl. While the Shankarpali is still hot, dust it with the cinnamon sugar.

  8. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

  9. Serve Shakkarpara as a tea time snack or you can even pack these in your kids snack box.

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Last Modified On Tuesday, 28 November 2017 17:12
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