Spicy Shankarpali Recipe: How To Make Namak Para At Home

By: Sowmya Subramanian
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Spicy shankarpali is a popular snack in India that originated from Maharashtra. Also called namak para, this snack is prepared as a treat with evening chai and is also prepared during festivals.

The namkeen shankarpali is prepared by deep frying the spicy dough after cutting it into diamond-shaped strips. These kara shankara polis are crunchy and crispy and are great to nibble on with a hot cup of tea, especially during the monsoon season.

The spicy shankarpali is easy to prepare, but a little time consuming. Though it takes time to prepare this snack, it is a simple and uncomplicated recipe where only the frying takes time. So, if you would like to prepare this at home, read the step-by-step procedure along with images and have a look at the video.

SPICY SHANKARPALI RECIPE VIDEO

spicy shankarpali recipe
SPICY SHANKARPALI RECIPE | HOW TO MAKE NAMAK PARA AT HOME | NAMKEEN SHANKARPALI RECIPE | KARA SHANKAR POLI
Spicy Shankarpali Recipe | How To Make Namak Para At Home | Namkeen Shankarpali Recipe | Kara Shankar Poli
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
40 Mins
Total Time
50 Mins

Recipe By: Kavyasree S

Recipe Type: Snacks

Serves: 1 bowl

Ingredients
  • Maida - ½ a cup

    Red chilli powder - 1 tbsp

    Salt to taste

    Oil - 6 tbsp + for frying

    Water - 8 tbsp

Red Rice Kanda Poha
How to Prepare
  • 1. Add maida in a large bowl.

    2. Add red chilli powder and salt.

    3. Then, heat 6 tablespoons of oil in a small pan.

    4. Add it in the bowl and mix well.

    5. Add water little by little and knead well into a medium-soft dough.

    6. Rest it for 5 minutes.

    7. Divide the dough into equal parts and roll a portion of it into a ball.

    8. Flatten it into a roti using the rolling pin.

    9. Cut it into vertical long strips and then cut across diagonally to form small diamond shapes.

    10. Heat oil in a pan for frying.

    11. Gently, drop the diamond strips one after the other.

    12. Fry them on a medium flame, until they turn golden brown.

    13. Serve after it cools down for 5 minutes.

Instructions
  • 1. The more you knead the dough, the softer and better it becomes.
  • 2. The dough must be fried on a medium flame, if not the shankarpali will get burnt.
  • 3. If you store them in an air-tight box, they will stay good for a few weeks.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 1 cup
  • Calories - 562 cal
  • Fat - 21 g
  • Protein - 9.1 g
  • Carbohydrates - 81.3 g
  • Fibre - 2.4 g
  • Iron - 20%
  • Vitamin A - 5%

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE SPICY SHANKARPALI

1. Add maida in a large bowl.

spicy shankarpali recipe

2. Add red chilli powder and salt.

spicy shankarpali recipe
spicy shankarpali recipe

3. Then, heat 6 tablespoons of oil in a small pan.

spicy shankarpali recipe

4. Add it in the bowl and mix well.

spicy shankarpali recipe
spicy shankarpali recipe

5. Add water little by little and knead well into a medium-soft dough.

spicy shankarpali recipe
spicy shankarpali recipe

6. Rest it for 5 minutes.

spicy shankarpali recipe

7. Divide the dough into equal parts and roll a portion of it into a ball.

spicy shankarpali recipe
spicy shankarpali recipe

8. Flatten it into a roti using the rolling pin.

spicy shankarpali recipe

9. Cut it into vertical long strips and then cut across diagonally to form small diamond shapes.

spicy shankarpali recipe
spicy shankarpali recipe

10. Heat oil in a pan for frying.

spicy shankarpali recipe

11. Gently, drop the diamond strips one after the other.

spicy shankarpali recipe

12. Fry them on a medium flame, until they turn golden brown.

spicy shankarpali recipe

13. Serve after it cools down for 5 minutes.

spicy shankarpali recipe
spicy shankarpali recipe
Story first published: Friday, August 11, 2017, 16:15 [IST]
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