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INDIAN RECIPE: Shankarpala

This is a sweet often served during India's Light Festival or Diwali festival.

Making time: 45 minutes.
Makes: 2 1/2 cups.

Ingredients for Shankarpala:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup ghee
  • 1 1/2 cup maida (plain flour)
  • ghee to deep fry

Directions for making Shankarpala:

  1. Warm the water, sugar and ghee together till sugar dissolves.
  2. Add maida and knead into a soft pliable dough.
  3. Divide dough into 4 parts.
  4. Roll into chappatis 1/3" thick.
  5. Cut with a cookie cutter or knife into small diamond shapes.
  6. Lift with spatula and loosen. Keep aside on a dry cloth for 1 hour.
  7. Deep fry in hot ghee over slow flame till light golden brown.
  8. Drain well and keep aside till cool.
  9. Store in clean, dry containers.
  10. Enjoy your Shankarpala. Hope you love this Indian recipe.


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