Spicy Tukdi / Shankerpalli

This is a snack loved by everybody. Also called Shankerpalli in Maharashtra. My mother used to prepare this during Diwali. It is a super crispy and tasty snack. Once you start eating, very difficult to stop. Tops in my must try snack list.

  • Can use green chilies or red chilly powder.
  • People use different combination and ratios of flours like wheat flour, semolina, rice flour and plain flour.
Preparation Time : 5-7 Minutes

Cooking Time : 5 Minutes

Total Time : 12 Minutes

Yield : 2-3 servings


For Dough :
Plain Flour / Maida2 Cups
Wheat Flour2 Cups
Saltas needed
Warm Water2 Cups
Red chilly powder / Green chilies2-3 tbsp / 7-8 finely chopped
Cumin Seeds / Jeera1 tbsp
Sugar1 tbsp slightly crushed
Hot oil2 tbsp
Asafoetida / Hing 1/2 pinch
Rice Flour (Optional)2 tbsp

Method :

  1. Make a dough by mixing all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Close the dough tightly with a container for 20 minutes.
  3. Make a ball out of the dough.
  4. Roll the ball into a flat round shape to form a chapathi.
  5. Run a cookie cutter/pizza blade/other end of a spoon diagonally across the chapathi to make a diamond or square shapes. Repeat until all the dough has been used up to roll into chapathi's and cut into shapes.
  6. Heat oil in a frying pan.
  7. Drop the diamond shapes into the hot oil and fry until the color changes to pinkish brown and till they puff up and become crisp.
  8. Remove with a slotted spoon, drain on a tissue and store in an airtight container when it cools.


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