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Shankarpali is a traditional sweet snack made during Christmas. These sweets are crispy, crunchy and taste like the nan-katai bakery biscuits. These are loved by everyone.

You don't have to wait for Christmas. These are very easy to make and are a good tea time snack and you can munch them at any time of the day.

The savoury version is called Shankarpara in North India. Shankarpalis are generally made with all-purpose flour but you can also make them with whole-wheat flour or mixture of both.

Try them for this Christmas season and enjoy with your friends. But please don't forget to like, share and SUBSCRIBE to my channel Curry for the Soul on YouTube.

Prep time: 25 mins. Cook time: 15 mins. Total time: 40 mins.

Author: Curry for the Soul

Recipe Type: Snacks

Cuisine: Indian

Serves: 15


  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tbsp Semolina (rava)

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • 2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • Oil for deep frying


  1. Boil water and add sugar, salt and ghee. Mix them well and keep it aside.

  2. In a food processor, combine all-purpose flour, rava and blend it with the sugar syrup.

  3. Keep adding little little warm milk to make a stiff dough

  4. Cover with a damp cloth and keep aside for 20 minutes

  5. After 20 minutes, knead the dough again and cut into 3 parts

  6. Take one portion of the dough and roll it into a circular disc like a thick roti

  7. With the pizza cutter make diamond or square shape cuts

  8. Slide the diamond cuts on a plate

  9. Heat Canola or any vegetable oil

  10. Over medium flame, gently slide the Shankarpalis into the oil and keep stirring with a slotted spoon

  11. Remove them on a tissue paper when crisp and golden brown

  12. When completely cool, store them in an air tight container and enjoy whenever you feel like it.


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