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Shankarpali / Shakkar Para

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Shankarpali is crispy, crunch and yet very soft like nan-katai delicacy.
Ingredients
For the dough
  Ghee/Butter - 2 oz / oil - 1/4 cup 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Whole milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sooji 1 Teaspoon (Semolina or Rava)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (As required)
For frying
  Oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (As required for deep frying)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Into a microwave safe dish, take the ghee and milk. Stir to combine well. Microwave for just 60 seconds.
2. Add sugar to the warm milk and ghee mixture. Stir well to dissolve the sugar.
3. Add the semolina (sooji) and salt. Mix well.
4. Gradually add all purpose flour (small amounts at a time), mix to form a dough of medium consistency (neither too stiff nor too soft).
5. Cover the dough in a thin plastic wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes.

MAKING
6. After 30 minutes, knead the dough for about a minute to make it slightly soft and easy to handle.
7. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions. Take each portion, roll into a thick round sheet as demonstrated in the video.
8. Using a pizza cutter cut the uneven edges off and further cut the sheet into squares or any shape desired.
9. Deep fry the cut squares of the dough in oil or ghee until golden brown.

SERVING
10. Serve Shankarpali on festive occasions.

Things You Will Need
1. A wide microwave safe dish
2. Pizza cutter

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Maharashtrian
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Crunchy
Method: 
Deep Fried
Occasion: 
Diwali
Restriction: 
Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol
Ingredient: 
Flour
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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