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Spicy Diamond Cuts Recipe | Savory Diamond Cuts

spicy diamond cuts or maida khara biscuits made during Diwali.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine South Indian
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.