Spicy Maida Diamond Cut Biscuits – Indian Snacks2014-11-03
During my school days, one of my close friend use to bring Maida flour diamond chips / biscuits. It was very crispy and also spicy like potato chips. We use to eat together during our lunch. Recently I had a chance to meet my friend after so many years, I remembered the days we spend during our school days. I asked my friend’s mom about the recipe. She told me her secret of making crunchy spicy savory cuts. In this recipe given below is my aunt‘s secret recipe :). This spicy flour cuts recipe is very easy to prepare and i used to do whenever if we think to have some crunchy snacks. As usual I will try to keep the recipe preparation steps as simple as possible, so that it will be comfortable for beginners of Indian cooking. Step by step easy preparation to make spicy and crispy savory flour chips is given below. Try this crispy Spicy Maida Diamond Cut Biscuits snacks and drop us a word about your tasty experiences.
- Wheat/Maida flour – 1 cup
- Rice flour -1 cup
- Besan flour -1/2 cup
- Ajwain (omam) -1tbsp.
- Cumin seeds -1/2 tbsp.
- Red chili powder – 1tsp..
- White seasom seeds - 6 tsp..
- Hing(Asafoetida) – small pinch
- Water – as needed
- Salt (as per taste)
- Water ( to prepare dough)
- Oil for deep frying
- Chapati roller (for slicing)
Dough Preparation: In a big bowl add the wheat/Maida flour, rice flour, besan flour, salt, red chili powder, sesame seeds and cumin seeds. Mix all the ingredients well. Knead the dough until its soft with 2 tbsp. oil or ghee. Make sure the taste of salt and spices are good enough to make biscuits. If not, adjust the taste by adding salt and red chili powder. Keep the dough for 5 mins.
Dough rolling: Divide the dough in to large lemon size balls. Roll them in to slightly thick chapathis.
Making diamond cuts: Make small holes using fork or knife in between the chapathi-like rolled dough. Using a sharp knife, cut the roti in to square or diamond shapes as shown in the picture. Now, raw diamond chips are ready.
Deep frying: Heat enough oil in a wide vessel. Once the oil is superhot, deep the flour diamond cuts on high flame. When it is done, the biscuits rise to the surface. Slow down the flame and keep until it turns to golden color.
Maida Biscuits presevation: Take out the biscuits using jallikarandi (big spoon with holes). Keep it on the kitchen Paper for some mins. Kitchen Paper absorbs the excess oil from the sncaks. Cool biscuits completely to room temperature. Store it in air tight container in order to preserve its crispiness for a long time. Try this recipe and share your experiences with us.
Tips:1) You can use idiyappam flour instead of rice flour to make Maida biscuits more crispy. 2) Barbeque (BBQ) masala can also be used instead of red chilli powder. Barbeque masala gives nice colour to the biscuits.
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