Monday, September 26, 2016

Salt and Spicy Sankarapara

Everything in life can become mundane unless we break the monotony and bring in some change. It's upto us what we make of our life, including every facet of our life.

Same is true for cooking... While the ingredients may seem finite (not really though!), it's us who can give the same ingredients a different form and taste. These thoughts have been lingering on and whenever it bangs me real hard, I end up trying something that I haven't till then.

This week end was a mini foodie week end! I cooked different stuff across breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner time.

It began with preparing a tea-time snack, salt and spicy "Sankarapara", which is like a mattri. This goes well with a hot cup of tea / coffee.


  • All purpose flour(maida)  : 1/2 cup 
  • Semolina (Rava)                 : 1 tbspn
  • Rice flour                             : 1/4 cup
  • Chili Powder                       : 3/4 tspn
  • Salt                                        : To taste
  • Sugar                                    : 1/2 - 3/4 tspn 
  • Ghee                                     : 2 tbspn (hot)
  • Water                                   : To knead
  • Oil                                         : To fry

  1. In a bowl, mix maida, rice flour, rava, chili powder, salt, sugar. To this, add hot ghee and mix well.
  2. Using needed water, knead the dough (consistency like that for roti / puris)
  3. Leave it covered for 30 mts with a moist cloth
  4. Roll it into thin discs, like rotis, and cut them into shapes needed (diamond in this case)
  5. In a kadai, add oil and heat it. Deep fry the cut pieces till they turn brown (Take care not to deep fry them, like it happened to me for a few pieces)
  6. Place it in a tissue to remove excess oil. As they cool down, store them in an air-tight container
  • Use of hot ghee is to give them the crispiness
  • You can replace all purpose flour with Wheat flour 
  • You can make it a sweet snack by only adding sugar or jaggery

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