This is a popular sweet snack from the Indain sub continent. It is easy to make with ingredients available in almost any kitchen.
Keyword Diwali Sweet, Sweet Snack
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 1hour
1/2CWhole Wheat lour
1CAll Purpose FlourMaida
Oil - For frying
Warm the milk and add the sugar. Mix well until the sugar dissolves completely. Measure the flour into a bowl along with the salt. Add the milk solution to it and knead to make a stiff dough. If too hard to knead add a couple more teaspoons of milk or water, but the dough should be stiff, not soft. Let rest for 1/2 hour .
Lightly coat the rolling surface and the pin with oil. Pinch out a piece of dough, roll into a ball and coat lightly with oil as well. Roll the dough out into 1/8" thick circle. Cut into strips or desired shapes.
Heat a thick bottomed pan. Pour enough oil in it to fry the pieces - at least 1 inch depth. Bring it to 350° F, or jsut below smoking point. Keep the heat on medium and fry in batches, till lightly browned on both side.
Remove from oil and spread on kitchen towel to drain and cool. Store in an airtight container.
To keep the shankarpali from losing the crunch , fry on medium heat till almost all the moisture is evaporated.
This recipe is mildly sweet, increase the sugar to 1/2 C for a more sweeter version.
The calorie count and any other nutritional information provided are approximate and varies depending on the actual ingredients used.
For detailed instructions go to https://oventales.com/shankarpali/ .