Spicy Diamond Cuts Recipe | Savory Diamond Cuts
spicy diamond cuts or maida khara biscuits made during Diwali.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 2 cups
- All purpose flour or Maida - 1/2 cup
- Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
- Omam / Ajwain – 1/4 tsp
- Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
- Asafetida – 1/8 tsp (optional)
- Water – for kneading
- Hot oil – 1 tbsp
- Salt – to taste
- Oil – for deep frying
In a mixing bowl, add maida, chili powder, omam, cumin seeds, asafetida, salt and mix well with your finger.
Make a well in the center and add hot oil.
Bring the flour from the sides and mix with your finger tips till it resembles bread crumbs.
Add water little by little and make into smooth and stiff dough.
Cover the bowl and let it rest for 30 mins.
Take golf ball sized dough and roll into a thin disc or circle.
With a fork prick all over the surface. This is to prevent puffing up while deep frying.
Using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife, make lines horizontally and vertically resembling diamond shape.
Separate each piece and arrange it side by side on a kitchen paper or a plate.
Heat a pan with oil and when hot add the cuts or pieces till the pan holds.
Deep fry over medium low flame till golden brown and drain on a kitchen paper.
Spicy diamond cuts are ready.
Let it come to room temperature.
Store in an air tight container.