Shankarpali Recipe | Shakkar Para Recipe | Sweet Shankarpali
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Shankarpali recipe (Shakkar para recipe)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Snack
Cuisine Gujarati, Maharashtrian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 259kcal
Author Kanan


  • 1 ½ cups Whole wheat flour (chapati atta)
  • teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • cup Milk
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • teaspoon Green cardamom seeds powder
  • Oil for deep frying


Making the dough:

  • Heat the milk just till it becomes warm. I have warmed up the milk in microwave. You can do it on stove top too.
  • Now add sugar to warm milk. Add cardamom powder.
  • Stir very well till sugar dissolves. We need to warm the milk just to dissolve the sugar. So do not boil the milk. Keep it aside.
  • Take whole wheat flour and salt in a bowl. Mix it and add 2 tablespoons of oil.
  • Rub it with your hand. So oil will coat the flour and make it coarse texture.
  • Then slowly add milk and sugar mixture.
  • Keep knead the dough by hand. Add some more milk and knead again till you get very stiff dough. It has to be stiff (firm) dough. If your dough is soft then it will be very sticky because of sugar. and you won’t get crispy shakkar pare.
  • No need to rest the dough.

Making shankarpali recipe:

  • Divide it into two equal portions.
  • And take one portion at a time and flatten it out into round disk.
  • Now roll it with rolling pin. You have to use more pressure than regular chapati rolling, because dough is really stiff. While you were rolling it start to break from edges.
  • Use your thumb and finger to seal it and roll again.
  • Keep sealing and rolling till you get 8-9 inch big circle or ¼ inch thick.
  • Cut into your desire shape diamonds or squares.
  • Remove it to another plate in single layer and let it dry for at least 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile roll another ball and prepare shankarpali.
  • Heat the oil in a pan on medium-low heat. Once oil is hot add few at a time.
  • Keep moving at intervals for even browning.
  • Fry till they are golden brown from both sides.
  • then remove them to paper towel lined plate.
  • Fry rest of them
  • Let it cool completely and then store in airtight container.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.1g | Protein: 2.2g | Fat: 18.8g | Saturated Fat: 2.6g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 13.6g
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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