Ingredients:-

1 cup Ghee
2 cups powdered sugar
5 cups Maida / All-purpose flour
1 cup milk
A pinch of salt
Oil or Ghee for deep-frying (I used oil, but It tastes more when we use Ghee.)
Karanji cutter /Pizza cutter /Knife


Karanji Cutter


Method:-


1. Heat ghee in a pan and heat it till it starts boiling. Turn the heat off.
2. Mix maida and powdered sugar and pour heated ghee over the flour .With a spoon mix the flour. Do not do it with hand as it may cause a burn. Then add the milk and knead a stiff dough. 3. The consistency of the dough should be such that you should be able to roll it. [not too thin, not too stiff.]
4. Keep this dough aside, covered, for about half an hour. This also gives you the time to make the rest of the preparations. :)
5. You will need a rolling pin, a rolling board, a knife or a wheel that looks like a pizza-cutter , a skillet/Kadhai/pan and a slotted spoon for frying, another wide & shallow dish to take out the fried Shankarpali onto.
6. Now pour some oil/Ghee into the skillet. Heat the oil.
7.Knead the dough lightly. Take a fistful of it and roll it into a round ball using your palms. Oil the rolling board lightly and roll this ball on it into a circle. Do not dust the rolling board with flour like we do for chapati.
8. Cut this rolled out 'Chapati' into small squares or diamonds with a knife or a cutting wheel .
9. Do not stack the pieces one above other. Separate each cut and deep fry these squares or diamonds. Please make sure that the oil is not too hot. It should not smoke. That can result into Shankarpali fried dark brown on the outside and uncooked on the inside.
10.You could fry as many as you want at one point.
11. Take them out of the oil and onto the kitchen towel or dish, when they look light brown. They will continue cooking a little even after they are taken out of the oil.
12. Let the fried Shankarpali cool completely on a dish. Then store them in a dry container with a tight lid.

Enjoy this nice crispy, crunchy shankarpali with a cup of tea or with the rest of the Diwali goodies :)


This recipe is reaching Diwali 2009 contest hosted by Priya

and

Diwali Dhamaka hosted by Purva

25 Comments:

  1. Malar Gandhi said...
    Looks yummm, love both the entries, karanji and shankarpali...happy diaali to you and ur entire family.
    RAKS KITCHEN said...
    I love this one,its in my to do list for long time!
    Sailaja Damodaran said...
    yummy crispy
    sowmya.s said...
    yummy..
    Tina said...
    Looks yummy.
    Sushma Mallya said...
    wow thats a lovely colour..looks very crispy and surely must be yum..And Wish u and ur family a very happy & a prosperous diwali..hope it bring lots of happiness and luck to you all...enjoy and have lots of fun..take care
    Sangeetha Subhash said...
    its new to me..Looks colouful and awesome..Great dish for events..
    Sanghi said...
    Hi dear, yummy... one of my favt! If you wish send this to my FIL-Ghee event..!
    Prathibha said...
    I love them.simple n yummy..
    rekhas kitchen said...
    nice recipe Sireesha it's a fav. snack for me.
    shanthi said...
    Lovely recipe dear...Happy diwali
    Priya said...
    My favourite, looks too crispy...
    jeyashrisuresh said...
    looks crispy.nice to know about ur traditonal sweet.have a great diwali
    Happy cook said...
    Delicous. Love the colour too.
    prasu said...
    Shankarpali is looking yummy...yumm dear....
    notyet100 said...
    happy diwali,..:-)
    Mythreyi Dilip said...
    Looks so inviting and delicious!

    Happy diwali to you and your family dear Sireesha, may this diwali light up your life with prosperity and lots of happiness!!!
    SriLekha said...
    looks really too good!
    use to eat a lot in my childhood days!
    happy diwali!!!
    kitchen queen said...
    It looks delicious.you can visit my blog and give ur comments.
    Shri said...
    Looks delicious, Sireesha!I love this..My mom used to make these:)
    my kitchen said...
    Tasty & Crispy one.Happy diwali
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    Mugdha said...
    Prepared the Shankarpalis as per your recipe. They were awesome! Thanks for sharing....
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