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October 21, 2013


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Diwali josh has started and all our fellow bloggers are flooding the blogosphere with sweets and snacks recipes. Let me join u guys from today Winking smile.. So far i have no idea of what to make for Diwali 2013.My mind is completely blank , i love to try all the sweets which i come across but i am scared about the outcome Eye rolling smile. So i thought of starting with some easy , well known sweets and snacks which we make every year during diwali.

Maida biscuit is an easy sweet recipe which is loved by all in our family.My MIL usually makes this sweet biscuit /sweet diamond cuts in a different way. I’ll share that version in my next post.But this recipe is much more easier than my mil’s version..Most of u would have seen these biscuits in South Indian mixture recipe.I am not a big fan of mixture .So i take the mixture in a bowl and i pick only these biscuits and peanuts from it and enjoy munchingSmile with tongue out..When i was browsing to see the variety of maida biscuit recipes , i saw this one in Nalini’s cooking. I immediately bookmarked this recipe as i wanted to try this on my own for a long time since before marriage.I made some slight changes and tried yesterday for the fist time.I am completely happy with the results. It came out crunchy and tasty with mild sweetness..Thank u so much Nalini Smile ..I would suggest all the beginners to try this easy sweet cum snack recipe..Sen and Raksha loved this biscuit a lot. I am sure all the kids would love this to munch watching TV Winking smile.. Try and let me know how u liked it dearies Smile ..
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1 cup - 200ml
  • All purpose flour/Maida – 1 cup
  • Melted Butter – 2 tbsp
  • Powdered sugar – 3 tbsp + 2 tbsp (to sprinkle on top)
  • Boiled Milk – 3 tbsp (in room temp)
  • Cardamom powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Cooking soda – a pinch
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Water – as needed
  • Oil – to deep fry

  • In a bowl , take melted butter, sugar , salt , cooking soda and beat well with ur hands till it becomes creamy ..
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  • To this add maida , cardamom powder and milk.Mix well to make a crumbly mixture. Lastly add water and make a soft , stiff dough like we make for chapathi.Knead well for few minutes and set aside covered for 15 minutes.
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  • Make 5 even sized balls out of the dough and dust it well with maida.Roll 1/4 inch thick chapathi and cut them into small squares using a knife.
  • Allow the squares to dry for 15 minutes before deep frying.
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  • Heat oil in a kadai and deep fry the square biscuits in batches. U can put all the biscuits together in oil ( no need to put one by one) .They get separated in oil as they cook.The most important thing is u should deep fry these biscuits in low to medium flame for even cooking and browning.Else they turn brown quickly without cooking inside.While frying , turn it twice or thrice only.Do not flip often as it may break the biscuit.Remove when the bubbles cease.
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  • Drain them in a paper.Sprinkle powdered sugar on top .Mix well ..
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Allow it to cool completely as these biscuits tastes super crunchy only after cooling down.It tastes soft when hot.
Store in an air tight box after it cools down. Enjoy!!

  • Sprinkling sugar on top is optional.It is not mentioned in the original recipe.This biscuit tastes sweet by itself.
  • Frying in medium heat oil is more important to get the crispness and uniform browning. Remove the biscuits after the bubbles cease well. But some bubbles may still be there. no probs..!
  • U can make diamond biscuits instead of squares..Its ur choice !

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  1. Wow, I love this too a lot, as well as moms version. But as u said, this is the only ingredient I eat in mixture ;)

  2. so far i have seen only thin version of maida biscuit this is absolutely the perfect one in mixture , i am doing it today but mine is slightly vary from yours

  3. Nicely presented.This is one of my fav snack from childhood.

  4. awesome treat for diwali...nice loving ur clicks more

  5. looks yumm..this is a addictive snack..

  6. wow these biscuits looks awesome ....My mom used to make these for me n these were one of my favorite snacks....lovely

  7. love this biscuit ....perfectly made and that cute pot...

  8. Want to make this on on diwali.. thanks for sharing the recipe..

  9. omg so perfectly made maida biscuits .. feel like grabbing some right away :) looks super delicious !!

  10. i used to love this as a kid but then forgot all about it until recently when i spotted this in a shop. Quick to make and quick in vanishing too. Yumm chitra!

  11. Can have some anytime, makes me nostalgic..Quite an addictive maida biscuits.


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