Easy to prepare, Spicy Shankarpali also known as Khara Shankarpali is an amazing dish which you can munch on those lazy days when you don’t want to cook anything and want something instant to it. This dish can be prepared in quantity at once and is therefore easy to store. It’s a perfect saviour for those lazy days as you just have to open the jar and the snack is in front of you to serve. It doesn’t require any pre-heating to serve. Shankarpali should be stored a room temperature only otherwise they will lose their crispiness. 

Shankarpali is a famous savoury snack from western and northern Karnataka. It is also known as diamond cuts in South India and is mostly prepared during festival seasons in India.

Shankarpali is a delicious as well as an addictive snack which can be made both sweet and sour. 

It can be fried as well as baked. Fried shankarpali is a little darker in colour on the other hand baked shankarpali is mostly lighter in colour. Both have an amazing taste but have a slightly different texture from one another. The recipe is loved by kids as well as adults and can be served at any time of the day.

 Here's how to prepare spicy Shankarpali at home. Let’s dig into the recipe.

 Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 250 gms


1.5 cups All Purpose Flour (maida)

2 tsp Medium Rava (fine sooji)

1 tsp Cumin Seeds

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Red Chilly Powder


2 tsp Hot Oil

2 cups Cooking Oil 


Take a big bowl, put maida, fine rava and cumin seeds in it. Now, add salt and red chilly powder as per your taste. Give a quick mix of all the ingredients. On the other hand, heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan and put it into the flour as well.

Next, Crumble the flour in such a way that it turns into a shape. Now knead a stiff dough by adding little by little water to it. Once done, cover it with a damp cloth and leave it aside for approximately 8 to 10 minutes 

After the resting time, knead the dough once again. Now, divide the dough into two equal parts and roll them to form a thin disc. Cut the pieces in a diamond shape with a pizza cutter. Once done, separate them from each other

Now take a wok and heat oil in it. Once done, put the Shankarpali to it. Deep fry each one of them and take them out on tissue paper once they turn golden brown 

Finally, crispy and spicy shankarpali is ready to serve.  


You can also put spices such as mint, and pepper according to your taste

Ensure to not knead the dough very loose. It should be stiff.

Store them in an air-tight container so that their crispy-ness lasts longer. 

It is considered a perfect and light evening snack which can be paired with tea or coffee.