Monday, October 7, 2013

Sweet Diamond Cuts Recipe - Maida Biscuits Recipe | Easy Diwali Snacks

Sweet Diamond Cuts Recipe
Maida biscuits / Sweet Diamond Cuts are very easy to make and I love the whole process especially cutting them into diamonds with the special cutter.I always struggle cutting diamond shapes so I usually rehearse the pattern once in a paper sounds silly?! yes trust me I do it everytime I have to cut them into diamonds even for kaju katli I did that.We usually use a special designed cutter for making diamond cuts but you can very well use your pizza cutter or a normal knife to make this. The cutter has one side spoon and other side a wheel with designed edges, you can see that in my stepwise pictures,now its widely available in markets which can be used for somas too.

It is one of the easy snack recipes that you can even make it in the last minute for packing kids snack box.These biscuits are quite addictive that I bet you can stop munching when you start them.Now am waiting for your feedback :)
Maida Biscuits Recipe

Sweet Diamond Cuts Recipe - Ingredients

Sweet Diamond Cuts Recipe
Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Makes : 3 cups
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Maida(All purpose flour) - 1 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup minus 1 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Baking(Cooking) Soda - 1/8 tsp(optional)
Salt - 1/8 tsp
Oil - to deep fry

Method:

  1. Take a clean dry mixer and powder sugar finely.In a mixing bowl add maida,powderd sugar,ghee,salt and mix well first.Then add water little by little.How to make sweet maida biscuits - Step1
  2. Add enough water and knead it to a soft pilable dough not too loose not too tight,Set aside for 15mins. Keand it again and divide the dough into equal parts(lemon sized balls).Take a portion and roll it into a thin circle.Dust flour as and when needed.Roll it as thin as possible.How to make sweet maida biscuits - Step2
  3. Using the cutter(you can use your pizza cutter or a simple knife too) cut first vertically then horizontally to form small diamonds.Carefully seperate them and make it ready.
    How to make sweet maida biscuits - Step3
  4. Heat oil  and make it ready.To check if the oil is at the correct temperature, first pinch a tiny portion of dough,add it to oil if it raises to top immediately then oil is at the correct temperature...else heat the oil for few more seconds.Now gently gather the diamonds and drop in a sprinkled way,Cook in medium low flame - turn over for even cooking. Deep fry till golden brown and drain in tissue paper to absorb the excess oil.Repeat the process for the remaining dough.How to make sweet maida biscuits - Step4
Cool down and store in an airtight container.
Sweet Diamond Cuts Recipe

My Notes:

  • Using baking soda is optional...baking soda avoids the hardness in the biscuits.
  • You can use any roller knife / pizza cuter or even a simple knife to cut them into diamonds.
  • Make sure you knead a soft pilable dough not too loose.If its too loose then add little maida to get a tight dough more like chapathi dough.While rolling dust maida to avoid sticking.
  • You can use a metal spatula to seperate and gather the diamonds.
  • As sugar is added in the dough, the biscuits gets brown faster so make sure to keep in medium low flame while fry.
  • You can even use half and half of wheat and maida flour.
  • You can even add a tiny pinch of cardamom powder or any mild essence for extra flavour.I love it plain.
Sweet Diamond Cuts Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J

30 comments:

  1. Wow such a quick and easy snack. Looks so good

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  2. Looks simple yet yummy......will bookmark for diwali. Tq for sharing

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  3. Favourite for me and my brother. I learnt to cook these when I was in High school itself to satisfy our craving when mom's not around. It is quick and tasty and can't stop munching them :) I am preparing them now for my little son too. I did cook this in the morning which is making me to eat them right away :) Pictures r drool worthy :) Nice job !

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  4. I too like the same about making this diamond cuts as you have said. Loved the pics and props

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  5. lovely preparation.....crunchy and yummy

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  6. amazing...will try this recipe..thnks

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  7. This brings back lots of childhood memories.
    Love the pattern used,
    Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Hi Sharmilee,I tried this today.This is such an easy peasy recipe,came out very good.Thank you so much for the recipe :)

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  9. Very crispy and addictive diamond cuts.

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  10. reading this i tried making spicy version of it, with salt and pepper pwoder instead of sugar, it was yummyyy..thank u :)

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  11. wow yummy ...... I am going to try this today....
    yesterday I tried ur eggless sponge cake it was so soft , spongy and tasty .. everyone in my family like that... specially my little baby... Thanks a lot sharmi for posting this recipe...
    I have a request pls try to post plum cake recipe.... I saw this cake in many sites but ur step by step explanation and measurement is good and accurate i.e., I am requesting u.... thank u

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  12. Hi Sharmi
    I tried ur eggless christmas cake ....
    It was awesome....... superb cake kudos to you sharmi...
    Thank u ....

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  13. Sharmila jee, what is meaning of - Sugar - 1/4 cup minus 1 tbsp???

    Cant wait to try this recipe

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  14. It means take 1/4 cup sugar and remove 1 tbsp from it

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  15. nice.though i am a male of 60 years i like doing different snacks for my own.every aspect is very useful.keep it up.

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  16. whether we can use egg white for diamond cuts

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    1. Egg white....As per my recipe, there is no egg white used

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  17. Sharmi,

    The recipe is very good, we like all your verities approaches in making snacks. We are into food processing from kerala. Please visit our website for more details http://diamondflourmill.com

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  18. it was so yummy.. such a good and easy snack recipe.... I luv it... and I tried with the salt instead of sugar it was good.. butt sugar one was better than that.. thank u for such a good recipe...

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  19. Hi. Can I use egg in this recipe? How do I go abt it? Thanks.

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    1. There is actually no need of egg in this recipe.....

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  20. Mom prepared these Diamond Biscuits and it came out really well. Thanks for the recipe :)

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  21. How can I get crispy. Iam not getting why

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