Friday, 13 January 2012

Shankara-Pole -- Prefect Savory Snack for the Festival Makara Sankranti..

All the time for the festival we prepare sweets...but most of them are prepared on the day of this time i thought of posting a savory recipe..which can be prepared well in advanced and use as snack on the day of festival......this is very easy and yummy snack,,,,which can be served with anything and any time..


All purpose flour 1 cup
Butter or margarine (Room tempreture) 3-4 tbsp
Red chilly powder 2-3 tsp
Cumin seed (Jeera) 2tsp
salt to taste
Oil to deep fry.

How to prepare:

Add butter/ Ghee and Flour in a bowl and mix well.Now add Red chilly powder cumin seed and salt to the mixture and mix it again.

Once every thing is mixed properly add water to make a dough(make dough similar of rooti dough).
Cover the dough and keep aside for 1/2 to 1 hour.

After an hour knead the dough once and make 3-4 portion of it(make 3-4 big balls from it) and roll it into 4" big circle.

Take butter knife and cut the big circle into small diamond shaped pieces.and separate the each pieces.Repeat the procedure for rest of the dough.

Heat oil in frying pan and deep fry these pieces till light brown on both side.

Shankara-Pole is ready to serve....

Happy "Makara Sankranti" To all of you...

May this festival brings you all a good health,wealth and lots of happiness...

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  1. Nice snacks for the festival! Wish you Happy Sankranti Chitra :)

  2. Any leftovers there, feel like munching some,happy Sankranthi wishes Chitra..

  3. favourite we make for festival too
    I like the sweet version as well :)

  4. yummy snacks dear...i like sweet version too

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  6. Wish you a very happy Makar Sankranti.. Delicious snack item!!

  7. Crisy and spicy...perfect snack for sankranti!!!

  8. My mom makes the same with wheat flour. looks crispy :)

  9. Thanx for dropping by chitra n regarding your query,you can prepare roasted rice flour by just placing the required amount of flour in a kadai and warm it up,keep stirring continously on low medium heat and wait for 5-10 minutes,when you feel the aroma of plain flour disappears.You can stop the flame and pour the flour on a plain paper to cool down.(Make sure you don't burn up or brown up the flour,so keep the heat accordingly)Sometimes lumps do form,don't worry-you can just blend it in the blender once its cooled down.Hope it helps.

  10. A fav & too tempting snack!!! Looks crispy & thick..Love it this way..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner