Saturday, November 10, 2012

खारे शंकरपाळे

Another Faraal item that I made today was खारे शंकरपाळे. शंकरपाळे/Shankarpale come in 2 varieties, sweet and savory. Both have same diamond shape and you will need a special spoon or कातण as we say in Marathi to give that shape.
शंकरपाळे is an all time favorite with kids be it savory or sweet. 

2 Cup मैदा/All Purpose Flour
1/8 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp जिरं/Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp मिरपुड/pepper
Salt as per taste
Water for kneading the dough(approximately little more than 1/2 cup)
4 tbs oil
Oil for deep frying

In a pan combine all the ingredients together except oil. Heat 4 tbs oil until smoking hot. Pour this hot oil in a pan with all the ingredients and mix. Now slowly add water little by little and knead it into a semi-soft dough. Keep it covered for 1/2 an hour. 

Next divide the dough into equal balls.
Roll out one ball into 7 to 8 inch thin circle.

Now use that special spoon/कातण and cut horizontally and vertically making diamond shape शंकरपाळे.

 The end result will look like this.
Repeat the same procedure for the remaining balls. Meanwhile heat oil in a Kadhai to deep fry. Fry these diamond shape शंकरपाळे in hot oil over medium heat until golden brown color and crisp. Store them in a airtight container.

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