Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Savory Diamond Cuts/ Shankarpali

   In Kerala we call this 'diamond cuts' and the more popular version is sweet.  However at home we enjoy it spicy. It's like this; the savory version is enjoyed equally by all when the sweet version is more to my daughter and my taste. Its crunchy, spicy and a great 'kadi' (bite) with tea.



Ingredients:

All purpose flour- 1 cup
Whole wheat flour- 1/2 cup
Chilli powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida- a pinch
Ajwain- 1 tsp
Salt- To taste
Oil- for deep frying



Method:

1.Mix everything in a mixing bowl and slowly add water while kneading the dough.
2.When the dough has the consistency of the chappathi dough stop adding water and knead for another 3-4 minutes.Cover and keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
3.Heat the oil for frying.
4.Knead the dough again and make lemon sized balls of the dough, just like you do for making chappathi.
5.Roll the dough using a rolling pin, after dusting the surface with flour if necessary.
6.Cut the round lengthwise leaving up to an inch space between each cut.Again make cuts diagonal to the fist cuts, making diamond shaped dough pieces.
7.When the oil is ready, throw these in and fry till they are crisp.
8.Cool well before storing in an airtight container.

53 comments:

  1. Amme..Our fav snack, we too love both savory and sweet diamond cuts..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  2. I love them, this was something we had a lot, mom made in heaps and she used to keep them in the glucose biscuit box :-) Reminds me of my chilhood, but have to say i like the sweet one which is coated with sugar.

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  3. I love these little biscuits, great for snack from kids to adults.
    Nice pictures:-)

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  4. Great snack to have all the time...love the spicy version too!

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  5. Love this snack, both sweet and savoury...looks tempting..we call it Sakarpara

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  6. Adipoli pic..and looks so yummy!!!
    Navee de fav snack...

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  7. This is my favorite..love both sweet and savory..nice one dear.

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  8. This looks splendid! I have to say the sweet version is my favorite!

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  9. Love the sweet and looks so crunchy and yummy..

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  10. I used to make these when I was in college, so yummy. Here, we can use Tortillas to cut and fry savory ones to make it easier, tastes so good. Great snack G.

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  11. Wow I luv this snack anytime`````

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  12. My all time fav.Looks perfect.

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  13. These are my son's favorite. They look so crispy and munchy :)

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  14. perfect tea time snack..bookmarked it.

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  15. Sunita,

    Amma undakkum, Valare nanayitu undu.

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  16. wonderful tea time snack...that looks crispy and delicious!

    Lovely pics..awesome!

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  17. Wow! These are my favorites! Loved them!

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  18. One of my favorites too! Looks nice.

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  19. We call this nimki and make it exactly the same way ( without the asafoetida though )
    I love this :-)

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  20. Even we make the sweet as well as savory version of these in north...i luv both the versions...we call it namak para(savory) n shakkar para(sweet).

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  21. This is my son's all time favourite snack.. Only difference is I use maida to make it and I dont add ajwain, but jeera.

    I have a lil something for you two on my space. Do pick it up!

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  22. One of fav tea time snack..Perfect pics.

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  23. even i like the sweet version :)

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  24. perfect with tea. lovely picture

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  25. Love both sweet and savoury version, i can munch them anytime..my fav!

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  26. Yummy! I'd love the spicy snack!

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  27. This is my favorite snack. Love both the sweet and savory version of shankarpali. BTW, never tried with ajwain seeds. Will try it soon...

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  28. Lovely crunchy snack, looks delicious.We make similar snack with all purpose flour and besan, called chora fari or fafda.
    Only problem with these is that once you eat one you just cant stop,especially if they look as delicious as in your click.

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  29. Perfect, crispy and tasty diamond cuts. I love the savory version..

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  30. It looks tempting!crispy and crunchy snack...lovely picture..

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  31. Lovely picture! One of my fav snacks. Looks crispy and tasty.

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  32. i like the sweet version.amma used to prepare this.this one looks so delicious. a perfect tea time snack

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  33. We call it Sakkarpara in Gujarati; usually made it both variety, sweet and savory. These savory sakkarpale looks so tempting...goes perfect with my tea. :)

    Sonia

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  34. Just pass the bowl here....all time fav is this one ..yum

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  35. Lovely snack,wonderful click namitha...hope you have a great vacation...

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  36. Perfect snack to relish with a cup of tea.

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  37. Love both ..Anything crunchy No one can stop me :)looks perfect.

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  38. Oh I love these diamonds :-) Infact I love both the varities. Lovely crunchy snack...Beautiful click as well.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  39. I like the savoury ones, but it is the sweet ones that I am really partial to. Either ways, these are absolutely great to snack on. Your pictures are stunning!

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  40. Perfect picture of the yummilicious snack!

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  41. We too love spicy one only.....my daughter loves it but my husband is the one from whom I have to hide these...lol...

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  42. Perfect snack for tea, looks yummy. Nice click.

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  43. I love these .... for extra crunch ...try soaks yellow moong dal ....

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  44. Love the Shankarpali. Yummy click. These are a super addictive snack, cant keep my hands off them :-).

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  45. We call diamond cuts too (sweet version) but never tasted savory. I bookmarked this one!

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  46. i love the savory ones better than the sweet ones.. i guess i am weird that way :D great clicks as always, Namitha!

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  47. One of my favorites, looks perfect!
    Lovely pictures as usual :-)

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  48. These look perfect! An awesome snack with tea!

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