Spicy and Crunchy ShankarPoli in Minutes

This is one of those fried items which can’t go wrong at any cost. It is so easy and simple. Always prepared during Krishna Janmasthami.


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The ingredients are also very few, and the procedure is even simpler. So, here is what you need and how you make crunchy and spicy ShankarPoli. Any idea why it is called ShankarPoli?


  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour or Maida
  • 3 tsp red hot chilli powder
  • 2 tsp Jeera
  • Pinch of Hing
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tsp oil
  • Oil for frying


  1. In a bowl add all the dry ingredients; flour, chilli powder, jeera, salt, hing. Mix well.
  2. Heat 3 tsp oil in a pan.
  3. Add this hot oil to the dry ingredients in the bowl.
  4. Slowly, add water and make a firm dough.
  5. Roll this dough like chapathi, let it be as thin as possible. If it sticks while rolling, sprinkle dry flour.
  6. Cut these into diamond shapes, or any shape you like.
  7. Heat oil in a pan on medium. When it is hot, fry these cut diamond shaped Shakar Poli.
  8. Take out on a paper towel, and store in an air tight container.

It is quick, easy, spicy and crunchy. To top it all, it can be prepared in minutes and turns out great every time you prepare.

P.S: Make sure you fry on a medium heat, if not you will burn the ShankarPolis.



8 responses to this post.

  1. hi vaishnavi,
    Thanks for sharing this video. I am a regular follower of this blog. I also would like to say that you are doing a great job. Thank you.


  2. Posted by Sanskriti on October 4, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Hi vaishnavi,
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  3. Posted by Vaishnavi Puranik on November 8, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Thank You.


  4. Posted by Vaishnavi Puranik on November 8, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Hi Meera,

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  5. Posted by BRUNDA SHIVU on November 7, 2012 at 2:41 am

    same way u can make the sweet shankapoli also using the following ingridents chiroti rava 1cup,powderd sugar 1/2 cup elachi powder a pinch,mix all the ingridents with little water and ghee equal to chapathi dough and roll it like chapathi and cut into small diamonds both sweet and khara make an awsome combination.


  6. Posted by DAKalpana on November 6, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Thanks Meera ,how can I prepare sweet shnkrpoli,should I just add powdered sugar instead of chillie powder?


  7. Posted by Pooja Shankar on November 6, 2012 at 5:24 am

    Can you also pl. post the sweet shankarpoli ?


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