Spicy shakarpara or shankarpali recipe – easy diwali sweet recipe

Spicy shakarpara or shankarpali is a very delicious and flavourful snack perfect for tea time. It is a popular snack in Maharashtra and Gujarat and traditionally enjoyed as a treat during Diwali. Spicy diamond pieces or shankarpalli is rich in carbohydrates and has a long shelf life. Do try this spicy snack and enjoy during tea time.


  • Refined flour/Maida - 1 cup
  • Wheat flour - 1 cup
  • Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder - 2 teaspoons
  • A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • Ghee - 2 tablespoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying


Step 1

HOW TO MAKE SPICY SHANKARPALI/SHAKARPARA RECIPE Take a big bowL. Add refined flour, wheat flour, red chilli powder, asafoetida, salt, ghee and mix well. IMG_4539

Step 2

Add little water and knead well to make a soft and stiff dough. Roll into a round ball. Keep aside for half an hour. IMG_4540

Step 3

With the help of a rolling pin, roll into a medium thick roti.

Step 4

Take a shakarpara cutter and cut the roti into diamond shaped pieces. IMG_4542 IMG_4544

Step 5

Heat oil in a deep frying pan on medium flame. Slide the diamond pieces gently into the oil and deep fry till golden red and crisp. IMG_4545

Step 6

Remove them in an absorbent paper. Once cooled down, store in an airtight container. spicy shakarpara

Step 7

NOTES : When you drop the diamond pieces into the oil, drop it or gently slide into the oil. It will get together when you drop them in hot oil, but then will get separated. You can also add ginger-garlic paste for better taste and aroma. Let the dough rest for half an hour for easy rolling of the dough.

6 Responses to Spicy shakarpara or shankarpali recipe – easy diwali sweet recipe

  1. Priya Raghu says:

    Nice Recipe. Let us try during Krishna Jayanthi……………..

    Priya Raghu

  2. sathyapriya says:

    They look amazing ..My mom do this ..These are very addictive

  3. Susmitha says:

    Hi l liked your recipe a lot can you let me know where can I get this shakarpara cutter

  4. Adity Dutta says:

    A very easy and long lasting recipe.. As i stay outside for my graduation and cook myself, i find it much interesting. want to know more about snack recipes..

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