Sunday, January 20, 2013

Shakarpara/ Shankarpali/ Kalakalaa

In Maharastra & Gujarat this snack is very famously known as "Shakarpara/ Shankarpali/". Recently I learnt this recipe from one of my friend's mom here. Aunty was kind enough to explain me the steps in this recipe and cleared my silly doubts very well. Thanks very much for the recipe aunty! :)

I love this snack/sweet(?!), we always used to buy it from shops. In Tamilnadu this snack is called "kalakalaa or sweet maida biscuit". Sometimes we tried making this at home, but what ever we make, will have a different taste as the store-bought one's. ;) :)

Milk - 1cup
Ghee/Clarified butter -3/4cup
All purpose flour / Maida - as required
Oil-to deep fry

Measure the milk,sugar,ghee anf flour in the same / identical cups.
Mix the milk, sugar and ghee. Start adding all purpose flour little by little and keep on mixing it till the mixture forms a non-sticky mass.

After that add flour a tablespoon at a time, and knead it into a soft dough.
21/2cups to 3 cups of flour will be utilized to get the dough as in picture 5(in the above collage). Keep it aside in an airtight box for half an hour.

Make 4 equal balls out of the dough, roll it into 1/4" thick disks. Cut it into small pieces using a knife or a pizza cutter. Meanwhile, heat oil on low medium heat.
Fry the pieces, till they turn golden in colour. [Don't try to adjust the flame every now and then, keep a uniform low medium heat.]
Crisp and crunch Shakarpara/Shankarpali/Kalakalaa is ready. You can keep it in airtight container. It stays good for weeks in room temperature.  


  1. I love this a lot... Crunchy and yummy tea time biscuits

  2. close view பார்க்கும் போது அப்படியே எடுத்து சாப்பிடனும் போல இருக்கு மகி.... நாளைக்கு செய்யணும்னு நினச்சிண்டு இருக்கேன்....

  3. We prepare it in the same way but don't add milk. Looks crunchy and perfect.

  4. Very delicious and traditional recipe.. looks amazing :)

  5. They looks like pillows, if i make them i wont stop with one.

  6. my all time fav festive snack..

  7. Looks so yum n tempting ...nice click

  8. Very delicious and easy recipe.. looks nice :)

  9. wow mahi,name itself luks kalakals...sure will try it...

  10. Supera irukku Mahi..looks tempting and feel like grabbing..

  11. Superaa iruku Mahi. Tried Maida biscuit couple of years back. But nalla varala. Will try with this measurements...Pinned it

  12. This is one of my favorite snack Mahi. You made it so perfectly.

  13. Looks really scrumptious. Thanks Mahi for sharing, will try this one ASAP!


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