Shankarpali is a sweet dish prepared during Diwali. It is prepared as a part of various mouth-watering sweet and savoury dishes also known as Diwali Faral. The key ingredients are Maida, Ghee, Milk and Sugar. It’s a popular sweet dish prepared in Western India including Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Preparation Time – 2 hrs 15 Mins
Cook Time – 45 mins
Total Time – 3 hrs
- 5 bowl Maida (All purpose flour)
- 1 bowl pure Ghee
- 1 bowl Sugar
- 1 bowl Milk
- Oil or ghee for frying purpose
A. Process of making the Shankarpali Dough
- First take the milk, sugar and ghee in a large and deep pan.
- Mix all above ingredients very well until sugar gets dissolve completely in ghee and milk. Here your syrup of making dough is ready.
- In this syrup, add maida and knead the dough properly.
- Knead the dough very well for about 10 minutes and make stiff dough.
- Now covered the dough with lid and keep the dough aside for about two hours.
B. Process of making the Shankarpali
- After two hours again knead the dough and make 4 to 5 equal balls of dough.
- On a wooden board or kneading board, keep the dough ball and roll the ball like chapati in round shape and width is about ½ inch.
- By using knife or rolling pin cut the shankarpali in square shape or diamond shape.
- Keep the diamond or square shape shankarpali in a different plate.
- Heat the oil in kadai, once the oil is hot, add few shankarpali for frying and keep the flame medium.
- Keep stirring and fry them until it turns golden brown colour.
- Take out the shankarpali from oil and keep them in a kitchen tissue.
- Here are your sweet shankarpalis ready to serve.
Tips / suggestions:
- While making the syrup, if required just heat the milk and sugar together and add ghee. Mix it very well.
- Kneading the dough well is very important.
- After cooling down to room temperature, keep the shankarpalis in airtight container.
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