Traditional Festival Recipe Kapni (कापण्या) / Shankarpali / Sweet Crispy Fritters

How to prepare Sweet Diamond cuts / कापण्या /Sweet Crispy Fritters


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Hello Everyone,
     Today's Recipe is Kapanya or Sweet Diamond Cuts, these are slightly flaky, melt in mouth Maharashtrian delicacy, prepared with wheat and jaggery and are

good tea time snack. According to the Marathi calendar next month is the aashadh month, so in this month in every Maharashtrian home there is ritual or tradition to make some fried food recipes, this tradition is known as aakhadh (आखाड), so कापण्या or sweet diamond cuts is one of those.
       This sweet diamond cuts made mainly with whole wheat flour and jaggery and fried in veg oil. Jaggery is rich in iron and folate which helps to prevent anaemia by ensuring that a normal level of red blood cells is maintained. It helps to improve metabolism. 


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Preparation Time: 15 Minutes; Cooking Time: 15 Minutes.
Each Serving of Sweet Diamond Contains 31.4 cal

Ingredients :
  1. Wheat flour 1 cup
  2. Water ½ cup
  3. Jaggery ½ cup
  4. Baking powder ½ tsp
  5. Salt pinch
  6. Cardamom powder 1 Tsp
  7. Poppy seeds 1 tsp
  8. Nutmeg powder 1 pinch
  9. Veg. Oil for frying

Recipe :
  1. In a bowl add water and jaggery, stir till jaggery dissolve well in water.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix wheat flour, baking powder, cardamom powder, nutmeg
    powder, a pinch of salt.
  3. Now, sieve the jaggery-water mixture, add flour and knead to make a soft dough.
  4. Divide dough into equal portions take one portion and roll it to a 6 to 7-inch roti, which is neither too much thick nor thin.
  5. Spread some poppy seeds over rolled roti and roll once again to stick poppy seeds to roti.
  6. Make cuts vertically and horizontally to make sweet diamond cuts.
  7. Heat oil in a kadhai and when oil is hot enough drop
    diamond cuts into oil one after the other.
  8. Keep stirring and fry till golden brown in color. Drain them to a kitchen towel.
  9. Here, soft and yummy sweet diamond cuts or कापण्या is ready to serve. Enjoy!!!
  10. Cool down the Sweet Crispy Fritters (sweet diamond cuts) to room temperature and store it in an airtight container.

Dietary Comments :
Based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Per serving contains 31.4 calories, along with carbohydrates - 4.82 g, fats - 1.08 g, proteins - 0.42 g. 



Health Benefits Of Jaggery and wheat :
  1. Digestion - It helps to prevent constipation, by activating digestive enzymes, which helps in digestion of food.
  2. It helps to flush out toxins from the body, it acts as a detox.
  3. Boost Immunity - It is loaded with antioxidants and minerals which helps to protect against infection.
  4. Purifies blood - jaggery has the ability to purify the blood. When consumed on a regular basis and in limited quantities, it cleanses the blood, leaving your body healthy.
  5. Anemia - Jaggery is rich in iron and folate which help prevent anemia by ensuring that a normal level of red blood cells is maintained. This is especially beneficial for pregnant women.
  6. Helps to improve metabolism.
  7. Helps to prevent type 2 diabetes - consumption of whole grain wheat promotes healthy blood sugar control.
  8. Helps to prevent constipation, lowers blood cholesterol and might help you lose weight.

Good Time To Eat :
           It is good to eat sweet diamond cuts or कापण्या as an evening snack with a cup of milk or tea.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!!!

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