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Shankarpaley sweet or savoury snack plain flour sugar

Shankarpaley are sugar kissed, deep fried crunchy cookies, made specially during the festivals such as deepavali, the Indian festival of lights. They are a delicacy of Maharashtra and Gujarat.

Shakkar parey are brown colored cookies, made of wheat flour and sugar or jaggery. These are traditionally prepared during deepavali. The dish is an excellent tea time snack. It has a long shelf life and can be stored in air tight containers for a long time. It is a perfect snack for travels and picnics. ]

Making shakkar parey is very easy and it takes very little time to prepare. The ingredients are 1 cup sugar, 3 cups maida, 1/4 cup ghee, water and oil for deep frying.

Make a dough by mixing the flour or maida, ghee, sugar and water. Break off golf ball sized pieces from the dough and roll them into circular discs. Cut diamond shaped pieces from each disc and deep fry them in oil till they are golden brown. Move these over paper cloth to strain excess oil and allow them to cool. Later, store in a air tight container. Serve with tea or coffee.

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Dal moth is a spicy and crispy snack made from gram flour, asafoetida, turmeric powder, chili powder, moong, sugar, amchur, oil and salt. Its delicious and is popular as an anytime snack or serves as a very good tea snack. [See Recipe]

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