Shankar Poli

Shankar poli is very popular in karnataka (type of snack).
Its made in two varities sweet and salt. I am publishing the Sweet Shankar Poli recipe


  • 2 cup Maida
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Ghee (Dalda) or butter ( i used butter)


  • Dilute sugar in the water for 4 hrs
  • Take a bowl add maida, ghee or butter and diluted sugar syrup
  • Mix well and make a soft dough (Just like chapati dough)
  • Take the small ball of the dough and make a round with the help of maida and using rolling pin
  • Cut the diamond shape with the knife or anyother designer cutter
  • Deep fry in the oil
  • It is stored for one or two weeks in the airtight containers
Ready to serve with tea or coffee.
Recipe Source : My Mom

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FH said...

I used to make these a lot in India. Now I just fry Tortillas cut in that shape!:D
Looks great, don't make me fry now! Nah!! I am not scared of frying if I like something!:)

Vanamala Hebbar said...

hahahahahah... Tortillas oh actually that's good idea...

Rina said...

Love these mala.. My GM used to make them in my child every year as one of the christmas snacks..

EC said...

Same pinch...i made these yest and also took out a snap to post them on the blog..but mine were cut into squares and the colour was a bit darker...yours look perfect

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

I love sharkarpoli too.. they look gr8!!

Roopa said...

i love them but i use milk istead of water :)

Swaroopa said...

cool recipe!! will give it a try...happy new yr, dear.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Thank you frnds:)

Unknown said...

hi happy new year to u and family :) I liked your mini idli its so cute :) and one question, when u fry paneer, does it get very hard? when i tried frying paneer , it became very hard, how do u avoid that?

Red Chillies said...

Wah, it has been a long time since I had this. Thanks for reminding me this Mala.

DK said...

Its overcast here and all i need now is that plate in the pic ( with the goodies of course! ) now that wud be utter bliss! and if u cud also make some spicy one..then my life's made!

Sagari said...

My mom use to make these a lot I use to take them to school with my lunchbox

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Thanks dhivya, sagari, RC, RV