Shankarpali is an Indian traditional festive sweet / snack made specially on Diwali festival and Ganesh festival too. You could make it anytime of the year and serve it as a sweet snack for tea. This recipe makes shankarpali using sesame seeds which is optional. Shankarpali are made for Christmas for the kuswaar (Christmas sweets) platter too!
  • Passive
    0 minutes
  • Prep
    25 minutes
  • Cook
    1 hour
  • Servings
    15 People


  • 4 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar (powdered, or more if you want them too sweet)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 cup Ghee (melted)
  • 3/4 cup Milk


  • 1 In a bowl, add all-purpose flour, salt, sesame seeds,sugar powder. Mix well.
  • 2 Add the ghee and milk. Knead it to a hard dough. (NOT soft like chapati dough). Add water little by little, if required while kneading.
  • 3 Divide dough into 4 parts.
  • 4 Apply little oil to rolling pin and the rolling surface. Take one dough portion and roll out 1/4 inch thick chapati.
  • 5 Using a pizza cutter, cut into diamond shape.
  • 6 Place these on a tray with parchment paper. Continue the process till all 4 dough portions have been utilized.
  • 7 Deep fry on a low to medium flame till you get a nice golden brown color. (Each batch takes about 12-15 minutes to deep fry). (See Recipe notes below).
  • 8 Drain the shankarpali on a paper absorbent towel. Allow them to cool completely at room temperature.
  • 9 Store in an air tight container for about 2-3 months. Serve and enjoy this crunchy snack!!!

Recipe Notes

Make sure to deep fry them for at least 12-15 minutes per batch on a low-medium flame, as frying them quickly on high flame will just give them the golden brown color but not the crunchiness. I deep fried in 4 batches , so took me an hour to deep fry them.

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