Shakkarpare/ Sweet Diamond cuts/ Shankarpali/ Maida Biscuits

Sweet Diamond Cuts / Shankarpali

Sweet Diamond Cuts/ Shankarpali is a sweet crispy snacks which is very easy to make and its prepared mostly during the festival - Diwali. Mom used to prepare this every year. I used to cut the dough in diamond shapes for frying. A special kind of tool is available in the market to cut this dough in designs with a wheel at one end and a spoon on the other end. I couldn't find one for myself so I used a pizza cutter. This sweet is also called as Shakkarpare in Maharashtra. 

Maida/ All purpose flour - 3 cups

Sugar - 1 cup

Ghee - 3 tsp

Salt - 1/2 tsp

Oil for deep frying
Sweet Diamond Cuts / Shankarpali


1. Powder the sugar and keep aside.

2. Mix maida, sugar, ghee and salt with enough water to make a dough. The dough should be neither too loose nor too tight. Set aside for 10 mins. 

3. Knead it again and divide the dough into equal parts, slightly bigger than the lemon size. Take a portion and roll it into a thin circle with a rolling pin dusting the dough when needed.

4. Cut the flatten dough with the pizza cutter into diamond shapes. Carefully seperate them and keep them ready for deep frying.

5. Mean while heat oil for frying in a wide wok.  Fry these till golden brown in a low- medium heat and place it on a tissue paper to absorb excess oil.

6. Once it gets cooled, store it in an air- tight container. 

Sweet Diamond Cuts / Shankarpali
Happy Diwali To All 

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