Diwali Special Eggless Flower Cookies / Flower Shankarpali

Hello Foodies,
          Diwali is around the corner and have you decided that what are you making to give a gift
for your loved ones on this coming Diwali? Here is one gifting idea that is eggless flower cookies. So this Diwali gift your loved ones these simple and easy to prepare eggless flower cookies. Homemade gifts are a perfect way to express your love to your near and dear ones. This is one of the yummiest snacks that you and your family can munch on this Diwali.
Diwali faral and as we saw how to prepare homemade moong dal and wheat flour chakli, now it's time to start with some sweets, so this crispy, crunchy and yet very soft and melt in mouth delicacy that is flower cookies or flower shankarpali. It is a tried and tasted foolproof recipe. To make it smoother and delicious, I have added milk powder and it turned out very well. I always enjoy this sweet delicacy by dipping into hot tea, have you tried it before?. It tastes heavenly when dipped in a hot tea and it is my all time favorite tea time snack. So let's give it a try.


Preparation Time: 15 Minutes; Cooking Time: 15 Minutes.

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Ingredients :

  1. All Purpose Flour / Maida 2 cups
  2. Sugar ½ cup, powdered
  3. Butter ¼ cup (ghee)
  4. Milk Powder 1 tbsp
  5. Milk ½ cup (Room Temperature)
  6. Yeast / Baking powder ½ tsp
  7. Salt 1 pinch
  8. Veg. Oil for frying

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl add milk and powdered sugar mix well till sugar gets dissolved in milk and keep aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl add all purpose flour/maida, milk powder, salt and yeast (Baking Powder), mix all well.
  3. Now, into mixed flour add butter and mix butter into
    flour very well.
  4. Add milk and sugar mixture to the flour slowly and keep mixing and knead to make a soft dough.
  5. Cover and Keep aside for 15 minutes.
  6. After 15 minutes dust the working surface with flour, take some dough portion and roll the dough into a thick circle.
  7. Use a flower-shaped cookie
    cutter to give it a flower shape (I have used 2 types and 3 sizes cookie cutter).
  8. Use milk to stick the flower layers over each other and deep pumpkin seed into milk and press into the center of the flower.
  9. Heat oil in a pan and drop flower carefully into the hot oil and fry it on a low to medium flame(Fry in batches).
  10. Deep fry till they attain a golden brown color.
  11. Remove the fried cookies and place on kitchen towel.
  12. Once cool, place them in an airtight container.
  13. Here, sweet and crispy flower cookies are ready to serve. Enjoy!!!

My Take :

  1. If you don't have a flower cookie cutter, then you may use a sharp knife or a pizza cutter to cut into 1/2" width long horizontal strips. Cut these strips vertically so that you achieve diamond cuts.
  2. Addition of milk powder makes cookies very crispy and layered.
  3. If the dough is too soft, then add more flour and If the dough is too stiff, add milk or water and knead to make a soft dough.
  4. If you want to avoid deep fried, then you can bake flower cookies by preheating the oven at 180 C for 10 minutes and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  5. They remain good for at least two weeks.

Dietary Comments :

Based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Per serving contains 90 calories, along with carbohydrates - 9.89 g, fats - 5.18 g, proteins - 1.5 g. 

Good Time To Eat :
            It's good to eat as a dessert or snacks.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!!!

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