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Spicy Shankarpali or Spicy Diamond Cuts
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Spicy shankarpali or Spicy Diamond Cuts | Khare Shankarpali Recipe - Spicy Maida Biscuits

Spicy shankarpali or Spicy Diamond Cuts is a popular snack in India and traditionally made for festive occasions like Diwali. They are crispy and have that melt-in-your-mouth texture.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Snack / Festival Recipe, Snack / Festive Snack / Diwali Snacks, Snacks (Street Food)
Cuisine: Indian, Indian (Maharashtrian)
Keyword: Khare Shankarpali Recipe, Spicy Maida Biscuits, Namkeen Shankarpali, Spicy Shankarpali Recipe, shankarpali,शंकरपाळी,how to make shankarpali,
Servings: 5 Enough to serve a crowd!!
Calories: 75kcal
Author: Padma Veeranki


  • 2 Cups All purpose flour
  • ½ to ¾ tsp Salt To taste
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 to 1 ½ tsp Red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • Required water To knead to a smooth dough


  • Sift flour. Add salt, butter red chilli powder and cumin seeds.
  • Rub the ingredients with the flour through your finger.
  • Now start adding water little by little and knead to form soft and smooth dough.
  • Keep kneading the dough for about 5 to 10 minutes with pressure.
  • Keep the dough aside covered with a damp cotton cloth for about 30 minutes.
  • Make big balls out of the dough and roll them with a rolling pin.
  • Roll them into round shape similar to a roti but little thicker.
  • Take a knife and cut them into diamond shape.
  • For this make vertical and horizontal lines each measuring more than an inch diamond. Alternatively you could cut them into square shape.
  • Remove it to another plate in single layer and let it dry for at least 20 minutes.
  • This step will help in making it crispy. Meanwhile roll another ball and prepare "Spicy shankarpali or Spicy Diamond Cuts".
  • Heat oil in a deep pan over medium heat for deep-frying.
  • Once the oil is hot, simmer and add the "Spicy shankarpali or Spicy Diamond Cuts" to the oil.
  • Once the shankarpali are light golden brown in colour, remove them onto an absorbent paper napkin.
  • Repeat the same procedure with the remaining dough.
  • Allow "Spicy shankarpali or Spicy Diamond Cuts" to cool down and transfer to an airtight container.

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  • Adjust spice levels and seasonings to suit your taste.
  • Knead well to get a soft and smooth dough.
  • While rolling the dough ball, dust some flour to roll evenly.
  • Let the cut Shankarpali dry out for 20 minutes, it helps to make them more crispy.
  • Oil should be on medium-low heat while frying.
  • Cmpletely cool down shankarpali before storing. Should last for more than 10 days.