SWEET DIAMOND CUTS / SWEET SHANKARPALI / MAIDA BISCUITS

sweet shankarpali

After i posted Spicy Shankarpali few days before  , many people requested to post Sweet version of it. As promised , I am sharing with you all today , recipe for " Sweet Shankarpali / Sweet Diamond Cuts / Diamond Biscuits " . They are also called as " Sweet thukkadi ( thukkada ) / Maida Biscuits ". Crispy , flaky and mildly sweet , they are indeed very addictive that one just can't stop munching them . These are usually common during Diwali as they are very easy to make , easy to distribute and usually everyone's favorite . I am sure most of us would have grown eating it . Now you too can make it in your kitchen and surprise your Mom and kids.. its really very easy ... Do try this easy sweet cum snack recipe.. Here you go....

After i posted Spicy Shankarpali few days before , many people requested to post Sweet version of it. As promised , I am sharing with you all today , recipe for " Sweet Shankarpali / Sweet Diamond Cuts / Diamond Biscuits " . They are also called as " Sweet thukkadi ( thukkada ) / Maida Biscuits ". C...

SWEET SHANKARPALI

Summary

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Ingredients

All purpose flour/Maida
1 cup
Butter (big lemon size)
2 tbsps
Powdered sugar
1/4 cup
Salt
a pinch
Crushed fennel seeds/ saunf (optional )
1/4 tsp
Water – as needed
Oil – to deep fry

Steps

  1. In a mixing bowl take maida ,butter , crushed saunf ( If using ) salt and sugar powder and mix well with your finger such that it will become like breadcrumb.
    SWEET DIAMOND CUTS / SWEET SHANKARPALI / MAIDA BISCUITS
  2. Add water little by little to make a smooth tough dough . Knead well .Set Aside for 30 mins- 1 hour . 
    SWEET DIAMOND CUTS / SWEET SHANKARPALI / MAIDA BISCUITS
  3. After the sitting time is over , take the dough and beat the dough nicely with the roller . More you knead , better the result . 
    SWEET DIAMOND CUTS / SWEET SHANKARPALI / MAIDA BISCUITS
  4. Divide the dough to equal parts.
    SWEET DIAMOND CUTS / SWEET SHANKARPALI / MAIDA BISCUITS
  5. Dust and roll out each ball into thick circular chapathi. Remember not to roll chapthi thin . It should be THICK .
    SWEET DIAMOND CUTS / SWEET SHANKARPALI / MAIDA BISCUITS
  6. Using a pizza cutter or shankar pali cutter or knife , cut chapathi to diamond pieces as shown in picture . Separate them little. 
    SWEET DIAMOND CUTS / SWEET SHANKARPALI / MAIDA BISCUITS
    SWEET DIAMOND CUTS / SWEET SHANKARPALI / MAIDA BISCUITS
    SWEET DIAMOND CUTS / SWEET SHANKARPALI / MAIDA BISCUITS
  7. Heat oil for deep frying .Check the readiness .Drop a small piece of dough into oil .If it rises immediately , oil temperature is right.Drop the cut diamonds into oil.Keep the flame on medium low and Fry till they are crisp.Turn in between 
    sweet thukkudi
  8. Remove in a tissue paper and Store in an air tight box after it cools down completely
    sweet shankarpoli

NOTE:

  1. Instead of Maida you can use wheat flour or half and half of wheat and maida flour .
  2. Don't make too soft dough .It should be just soft and pliable. Else shankarpali will turn soft .
  3. Oil should not be over hot . This will make the shankarpali brown as soon it is put in oil but not crisp.
  4. Fry in low medium flame only. This will give crisp shankarpali.
  5. Dont overcrowd . fry in batches .
  6. If you want you can flavor the shankarpali with little cardamom powder / essence / make it plain .

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Love ~Smitha