Sunday, November 18, 2007

Diwalicha Faral

Its been a week since Diwali and I am still recuperating from all the eating!!! My weighing scale is already unhappy with my weight and yet I am amazed that I am indifferent ;) Who cares...its just once a year anyways...right? So although I am late, I would like to share my Diwali snacks with you. It was fun to share it with my friends here and I am happy to share it at least virtually with all my friends in the blog sphere. I am really sorry for not being regular in leaving comments on all the wonderful recipes being posted, but I have been caught up with something and this has made it difficult for me to go through all the blogs. Please bear with me...:)

I made Microwave Besan Ladoo, the recipe for which I have already posted here, Shev (left bowl), Shankarpalya (right bowl) and Chiwda (center).
Lets start with something sweet...since I have already posted the recipe for ladoo, i will begin with the recipe for Shankarpalya. These small sweet squares (in the right hand side bowl) are a great snack and quite addictive. There are variations to this recipe and every variation is just as yummy!

Ingredients:
2 & 3/4 cup Maida
1/2 cup Tup (Ghee) (can use home made or store bought---I used Nanak's pure ghee)
1/2 cup Water
1 cup Sugar (A little more if the sugar is not very sweet)
Tup (Ghee) to fry (Vegetable oil can also be used but taste will be little different)

Method:
Liquefy the ghee and then mix in the water and sugar in it. Heat this mixture and turn it off as soon as it comes to a boil. Let the mixture cool. Then add the maida to it to make the dough. You may require more or less. The dough should be pliable, just like you would make for chapatis. Cover the dough and let it rest for 1 hour.
Next, heat the tup or oil in a kadhai. Take a medium sized ball of the dough and roll it like a chapati. Do not roll the dough very thin, otherwise the shankarpalya will be very thin. Then take a knife or a pasta/ravioli cutter and make vertical cuts on the rolled out dough. Next, make horizontal cuts to make little squares. Drop these squares in the hot ghee and fry till they turn golden brown. Remove and drain on a paper towel. Continue till all the dough is used. Shankarpalya are ready.

Coming up : Recipe for Shev

21 comments:

Laavanya said...

It's amazing how easy it is to gain weight, esp. when compared to how hard one has to slog to shed some pounds. My weighing scale has been complaining too. The Shankarpali looks lovely. I've never made this but have tasted these and like them a lot. They are addictive.

Namratha said...

Good looking treats, love all of them and have bookmarked them to try ...esp the Shankarpali and Besan ladoos :)

Taste of Mysore said...

All faral looks lovely. Trust you had some gr8 time munching them.

Pooja V said...

Gorgeous looking faral. I am sure evry1 just loved it. I am shifting as ur next door neighbour next diwali.

Ashwini said...

I was wondering where your faral was. Good to see you back and hope you had a lovely (& appetizing) Diwali :-)

Kribha said...

Everything looks great but never done any of these before. Hope you had a great diwali feasting on all these.

Red Chillies said...

The spread looks delicious and yummy. Oh btw, I tried your microwave besan ladoo and it is awesome. I just cannot beleive how easy it is to make and that too with so much less ghee. I have passed it to many of my friends and also my Aayi. She was amazed too. So thanks for the delicious and easy recipe treat.

Asha said...

All snacks look delicious!:))
Don't worry or guilty about wt girl. Think about the happiness and what you are thankful for this year!:))

Richa said...

faral looks so tempting, ajoon thoda khau ahey ki sagla sampla? :)
will be trying the ladoo soon, after all other sweets get done that is....;)
enjoy......

Manasi said...

Who cares about the weight!!! its Diwali!!! Majha faral sampla, tujha kadcha chalel!!!

musical said...

Lots of treat here, Tee! Everything is looking so yummy! i am eyeing the chivda and Shankarpalis :).

Happy cook said...

True angree with you how easy it is to gain weight.
And i would be very HAPPY :-)) if i got this any time. Looks delicious.

sagari said...

lovely and yummy food

Latha said...

Delicious looking snacks Tee! Looks like you had a wonderful Diwali!
And dear dont be pressured to stop by to comment on the new recipes! In this fats paced life, there is no way we can keep up to that! So just enjoy your time off...

TheCooker said...

Calories don't count during Diwali ;-)
Pharal khoopach chaan distoy!

Vcuisine said...

Tee, by seeing the goodies, could imagine how much you enjoyed the festival. Have a good day. Viji

Rina said...

Tee, Those are tempting snacks. I'm a huge fan of chidwa. Mircowave Besan laddo??? Cool ah.

SeeC said...

Thats a lovely spread Tee. Wanna try your MW ladoo...will do it sometime.

Do watch your weight...its difficult to get it down...

Roopa said...

thats a wonderfull spread :)i know how it is after dowali i hrdly had mood to cook anything to post!

Latha Narasimhan said...

I got my shankarpali from my maharashtrian friend for diwali! Really yummy! :)

Seena said...

Forget abt wt and enjoy your sweets..:)
Good one..!