Sweet Shakkarpara Recipe: How To Make Shankarpali At Home

By: Sowmya Subramanian
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Shakkarpara is a sweet that hails from Maharashtra and is prepared during festivals and other celebrations. Also known as sweet shankarpali, this delicacy is prepared by deep frying the pieces of dough and coating it with powdered sugar or sugar syrup.

The shankara poli is a popular snack that goes well with evening tea and hence can be prepared during the normal, mundane days as well. The savoury counterpart for this sweet is the spicy shankarpali; the ingredients being slightly different.

This lip-smacking dessert is easy to make and is moderately time consuming to prepare at home. If you are interested in preparing this sweet at home, continue reading the step-by-step procedure with images. Also, watch the video recipe below.

SWEET SHAKKARPARA RECIPE VIDEO

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SWEET SHAKKARPARA RECIPE | HOW TO MAKE SHANKARPALI | HOMEMADE SHANKARA POLI RECIPE | MAHARASHTRIAN SHANKARPALI RECIPE
Sweet Shakkarpara Recipe | How To Make Shankarpali | Homemade Shankara Poli Recipe | Maharashtrian Shankarpali Recipe
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
40 Mins
Total Time
50 Mins

Recipe By: Kavyashree S

Recipe Type: Sweets

Serves: 1 bowl

Ingredients
  • Sugar - ¼th cup

    Cardamom (elaichi) - 1 pod

    Oil - 6 tbsp + for frying

    Maida - ½ a bowl

    Salt - ¼th tsp (optional)

    Water - 8 tbsp

Red Rice Kanda Poha
How to Prepare
  • 1. In a mixer jar, add sugar and elaichi.

    2. Grind it into a powdery texture.

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

    4. Meanwhile, add maida in a bowl.

    5. Add a tablespoon of the powdered sugar mixture.

    6. Add salt and the hot oil; mix well.

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

    8. Rest it for 5 minutes.

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

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

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

    12. Heat oil in a pan for frying.

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

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

    15. Allow these to cool for about 5 minutes, once these are taken off the stove.

    16. Dust the remaining powdered sugar on them and mix well.

Instructions
  • 1. The addition of salt is optional.
  • 2. The more you knead the dough, the softer and better it becomes.
  • 3. The dough must be fried on a medium flame, if not the shankarpali will get burnt.
  • 4. You can dip it in sugar syrup, instead of coating it with powdered sugar.
  • 5. If you store them in an air-tight box and they will stay good for a few weeks.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 1 cup
  • Calories - 574 cal
  • Fat - 21 g
  • Protein - 9.1 g
  • Carbohydrates - 88 g
  • Sugar - 29 g
  • Fibre - 2.4 g
  • Iron - 20%
  • Vitamin A - 5%

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE SWEET SHAKKARPARA

1. In a mixer jar, add sugar and elaichi.

sweet shakkarpara recipe
sweet shakkarpara recipe
sweet shakkarpara recipe

2. Grind it into a powdery texture.

sweet shakkarpara recipe

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

sweet shakkarpara recipe

4. Meanwhile, add maida in a bowl.

sweet shakkarpara recipe

5. Add a tablespoon of the powdered sugar mixture.

sweet shakkarpara recipe

6. Add salt and the hot oil; mix well.

sweet shakkarpara recipe
sweet shakkarpara recipe
sweet shakkarpara recipe

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

sweet shakkarpara recipe
sweet shakkarpara recipe

8. Rest it for 5 minutes.

sweet shakkarpara recipe

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

sweet shakkarpara recipe
sweet shakkarpara recipe

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

sweet shakkarpara recipe

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

sweet shakkarpara recipe
sweet shakkarpara recipe

12. Heat oil in a pan for frying.

sweet shakkarpara recipe

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

sweet shakkarpara recipe

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

sweet shakkarpara recipe

15. Allow these to cool for about 5 minutes, once these are taken off the stove.

sweet shakkarpara recipe

16. Dust the remaining powdered sugar on them and mix well.

sweet shakkarpara recipe
sweet shakkarpara recipe
sweet shakkarpara recipe
Story first published: Friday, August 11, 2017, 15:30 [IST]
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