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Spicy Shankarpali Recipe: How To Make Namak Para At Home

Posted 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 | 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
40M
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

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE SPICY SHANKARPALI

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.

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