Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tukudi (Shankar Pali) - My 25th Post!!

Tukudi/ Shankar pali is a very popular snack. Like all other snack, even this is very addictive!!(I still remember the first time when I made this. Me and my husband literally finished it in two days!). Tukudi can be made spicy or sweet. I like both but always prefer making the spicier ones (its more healthy than the sweet version!! I know both of them are not healthy:-) Atleast the spicier ones do not have ghee and sugar in them). I learnt making tukudis from amma. She used to make it regularly for me and my brother.

  • All Purpose Flour/Maida- 1 cup
  • Wheat Flour- 1/4 cup
  • Red chilli powder- 1/2 tsp (add more if you want it more spicy)
  • Asafoetida- A pinch
  • Sugar- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt- To taste
  • Oil- For deep frying


(The procedure of making tukudi is very simple. Its same as making chapathi/rotis)
Take all the above ingredients in a bowl.

Mix it well. Now add water (as required, in small amount) to the flour and make a soft pliable dough (as you make for chapathi). The dough shouldn't be sticky.

Now make small balls of the dough.

Roll the ball in flour (maida or wheat) and start rolling it.Now take a cutter (or a knife) and start cutting the rolled dough. (so as to get diamond shapes).

Deep fry them in oil (I deep fried the diamond shaped pieces of one chapathi in two batches) until they turn moderately brown on both sides.
Drain them on a paper towel, to remove excess oil. Tukudi is ready!!

After cooling, store them in an air tight container. This snack can be stored up to 2 weeks. So try making these simple delicious tukudis and enjoy...


  1. Do we have to use hot water or cold water for mixing dough?

  2. Lakshmi, I just tried this now and it came awesome.. Its so crispy and tasty. And yes as you said very addictive...Weekend snack... Thank you:)

  3. I am so happy to know that you tried and it turned out well. Thanks for the feedback. Enjoy your weekend snack!! Try out my other recipes as well.