Spicy shankarpali (savoury biscuits) step-by-step recipe with photos.
Spicy Shankarpali is savoury deep-fried biscuits made with plain flour. There is a sweet version of this as well, but I personally prefer the spicy ones more. Perfect tea-time accompaniment.
As a child, I remember my mom making a large batch during festivals and school holidays and storing them in air-tight containers. They stay fresh up to 10 days. A handy snack when the kids get that sudden hunger-attack!
These biscuits are pretty simple to make. Just combine together flour, cumin seeds, chilli powder and salt. Add a few tablespoons of hot oil to it. Remeber the oil must be so hot that it starts to bubble instantly. This is what makes these biscuits crunchy. Carefully mix it all together, add water and knead into a dough. Once the dough is rested, roll into a thin disc, cut into diamond shapes and deep-fry.
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Spicy shankarpali step-by-step recipe with photos
1. Add spices and hot oil to the flour
2. Knead well and let the dough rest
3. Roll into thin discs
4. Cut it using a sharp knife or pizza cutter
5. Fry in batches in hot oil