Diwali 2015 – Shankarpali / Shakkarpara


This is my personal favourite. The melt-in-your mouth mini cookies don’t last for long when I am around. It is probably the easiest to make amongst all the Diwali goodies. For a medium batch you will need the following



All purpose flour – 500 gms
Powdered Sugar – 200 gms
Ghee or Unsalted Butter – 200 gms
Milk – 250 ml
Pinch of salt
Oil for frying


Take the flour in a mixing bowl. Add the powdered sugar and a pinch of salt to it. Add in melted ghee and stir it into the dry ingredients. Now add the milk slowly to for a semi-stiff dough. Do not over-knead.

Let the dough rest for around half an hour. Now take a tennis ball size dough and roll it out into a thick roti.


Take a pizza cutter, or a Shankarpali-cutter for fancy edges. Make squares, diamonds, rectangles… aliens. 😛 Basically whatever shape you fancy. I stuck to the usual squares that my mum makes.


Heat oil for for frying. On medium flame fry till golden brown. As I have mentioned previously, I love it fried a little beyond golden for a deeper flavour.


Cool down to room temperature and store away. I saved a big bowl of ‘rejects’ to munch on with Romedy Now.

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