Sankarpali, the sweet and crispy delight from India made during Diwali. It is a treat that transcends generations. These bite-sized, diamond-shaped wonders are made from a simple yet magical combination of all-purpose flour, semolina, ghee, and sugar.Picture a kitchen where the air is filled with the fragrance of ghee, and the rhythmic kneading of dough sets the stage for the creation of shankarpali. The dough, crafted with precision, is rolled out and cut into small diamond shapes before taking a delightful plunge into hot oil.
The frying process is a spectacle, as the diamond pieces transform into golden brown perfection. The result is a symphony of textures—the exterior delicately crisp while the interior maintains a delightful flakiness.
What sets shankarpali apart is the touch of sweetness. A dusting of powdered sugar or a hint of cardamom in the dough adds a subtle sweetness that makes each bite a heavenly experience.
Shankarpali isn’t just a sweet; it’s a tradition. During festivals and celebrations, households come alive with the aroma of these treats. They find their place on festive platters, sharing space with other delights and symbolizing the joyous spirit of the occasion.
Whether enjoyed with a cup of chai or presented as a token of love during festivals, shankarpali is more than a snack; it’s a nostalgic journey through time, bringing back memories of kitchens filled with laughter and the warmth of shared moments.
Have you had the pleasure of savoring shankarpali?
Ingridents of ShankarPali:
All-Purpose Flour (Maida), Semolina (Sooji/Rava), Ghee (Clarified Butter), Powdered Sugar, Milk, Salt, Oil