Spicy Shankarpali is such a crispy and crunchy snacks suits incredibly for diwali savories.Spicy Shankarpali also surprises people as people associate shankarpali with sweetness. This is a different kind.They are crunchy and an excellent accompaniment with tea or coffee.Kids will also love this.My Kiddo liked it.These were a favorite of my family.Its easy and tasty.
1 cup all purpose flour / Maida
4 - 5 green chilies /1 tsp Chilli Powder (Adjust according to your taste)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp caraway seeds
1 tsp sesame seeds
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp salt (Adjust according to taste)
1 tbsp oil
1/2 cup water
Oil to deep fry
In a big bowl take the flour. Add salt, turmeric powder, caraway seeds, sesame seeds.,cumin seeds. Coarse crush green chilies in mortar and pestle. Add the crushed chilies to the flour . Heat 1 tablespoon oil and pour it over the flour . With a spoon mix the flour. Do not do it with hand as it may cause a burn. Then add the water and knead a tight dough but smooth dough. Let it rest for atleast an hour.
Later roll out chapatis thicker than normal, cut into diamond shapes or shapes of your choice with a knife or cookie cutters or pizza cutter.Do not stack the pieces one above other. Separate each cut and fry in hot oil till golden. When they are cooled to room temperature, store in air tight container.These taste like spicy biscuits.
You can add handful of curry leaves and coarse it with green chillies and add to flour.