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Shankarpali in Marathi is a snack popular in Maharashtra India, and elsewhere among ethnic Maharashtrian populations. Shankarpali is traditionally enjoyed as a treat on the Diwali holiday. . It is also very popular snack amongst the gujarati community in India. In Gujarati it is called as "shakarpara". shakkar=sugar.It has a high shelf life therefore it is easy to store.
  Milk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (maida)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ghee 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Oil 200 Milliliter (for deep frying)

1. Mix ghee, sugar and milk in a pan and heat it till the sugar melts and the mixture starts boiling. Turn the heat off, as soon as the mixture starts boiling.
2. Let the mixture cool down.
3. Mix maida in above mixture and keep adding it till you get a nice, stiff dough. The consistency of the dough should be such that you should be able to roll it. [not too thin, not too stiff.]
4. Heat oil, in a kadhai. Divide the dough in equal parts, roll it, into round shape like a chapati. [it should not be very thin.]
5. Cut it with a knife into small squares.
6. Fry in oil, on medium heat, till you get light brown colour.
7. Serve these nice crispy, crunchy shankarpali with tea.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 685 Calories from Fat 310

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 35 g54.2%

Saturated Fat 19.8 g98.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 85.2 mg28.4%

Sodium 221.2 mg9.2%

Total Carbohydrates 93 g31%

Dietary Fiber 0.34 g1.4%

Sugars 83.5 g

Protein 3 g6.9%

Vitamin A 1.4% Vitamin C

Calcium 7.9% Iron 3.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


AnjaliD's picture
I made some Shankarpali last week for DIwali. It came out well. My recipe was very similar to yours.
amiablepsyche's picture
these biscuits are my all time fav.. thanks for sharing..
Snigdha's picture
Wow..sounds like an easy to make snack. I shall surely try making it soon
ormtrm's picture
yes, this is very easy to make & kids loves this very much
syginde1's picture
Thank you for your wonderful recipe. As a Maharashtrian myself, you brought back some wonderful childhood memories.
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