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October 23, 2013


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spicy maida biscuits
Maida khara biscuit /spicy maida biscuits / Diamond cuts is a very easy and tasty diwali snacks recipe.. I learnt this recipe from my MIL.My mom makes a similar one called “thukkada”, Tirunelveli special snack with wheat flour.  I’ll share it soon. This one is with all purpose flour/ maida. I hope most of you make this snack at home. Generally we all add red chilli powder and the color of this biscuit would be golden brown. I told my mil that i wanted white colored chips. She told me to use green chillies instead of red chillies. As she said , my biscuits were half white in color and not red/golden brown. Thanks a lot aunty. If you try sweet maida biscuit , you can make this one along with it. Both can be made together in 45 minutes..Do try this version. U’ll love it. It comes out crispy and tasty..
maida kara biscuit

1 cup - 250ml
  • All purpose flour / Maida – 1.5 cups
  • Warm oil – 1/4 cup
  • Salt & water  – as needed
To grind
  • Green chillies – 2 nos
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Garlic cloves – 5 nos
Oil – to deep fry

  • Grind all the ingredients given under”to grind” to a smooth paste adding 1/4 cup of water. No problem if it is ground coarsely.Strain the ground mixture completely and collect the water. Discard the ground mixture.
spicy maida biscuit
spicy maida biscuit
  • In a wide bowl, take the maida , warm oil , salt and ground masala water. Mix well to make it crumble. Add more water and make a dough.Dough should be plaible and soft. Knead well for few minutes and keep covered for 15 minutes.
spicy maida biscuit
  • Make 5 even balls out of the dough and roll chapathi dusting with maida.Make thin circles and cut them into diamonds using a samosa cutter.
spicy maida biscuit
  • Heat oil .Pinch little dough and put in oil.If it rises immediately , oil temperature is right.Take the cut diamonds together and drop in oil. It will be separated in the oil as it gets cooked.Turn every now and then.Deep fry till the bubbles cease.Deep fry them in batches.Remove in a tissue paper and store in an air tight box after it cools down completely.
spicy maida biscuit

  • Oil should be luke warm and not too hot.Vanaspathi/dalda can be used instead of oil. If so use 3 tbsp..
  • Dough should not be sticky. It should be soft and pliable.Dust with maida while making chapathi. Roll chapthis thinly to get a crispy biscuit.
  • Deep fry in low to medium heat oil to get crispness as well as color.
  • These biscuits tastes great by next day .It needs minimum half day for all the flavours to infuse well.

spicy diamond cuts

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great-secret-of-life said...

crispy snack.. So tempting

AparnaRajeshkumar said...

it came out very well !

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy snack dear

Gajus kitchen said...

looks lovely and tasty

Chitrangada said...

A different take on Bengali nimki. Great.

Unknown said...

wow super flavorful diamond cuts :) looks super yummy and awesome click dear !!

Happy’s Cook said...

awesome... came out really well...

Priya Suresh said...

If i make them, i cant stop munching them, very addictive diamond cuts.

Shoba said...

Lovely spicy cuts

Vimitha Durai said...

Looks so crunchy n yummy Chitra

Sangeetha Priya said...

delicious with ginger garlic flavor...

Sona said...

looks delicious and crunchy.

Unknown said...

perfect any time...lovely snacks

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

I can't stop munching this all time fav snack. Wonderful click. Turned out well

divya said...

Omg, wat a fantastic snack..just irresistible

Mahi said...

Adding ginger-garlic n green chilly is interesting! Biscuits looks cute!