Saturday, November 9, 2013


Savory diamond cuts

Savory Diamond cuts or Diamond Biscuits or Maida Biscuits is a easy snack which can be prepared in a jiffy during the festival time or at any time. It would be a great treat for the kids and even adults and can munch it on during tea time too. Actually my mothers version is different, which i will post soon. This recipe I took from Raks with slight variation. So lets see how to make the yummy and crispy diamond cuts.

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Preparation time: 35 min | Cook Time: 10 min | Serves: 4
Recipe Category: Snacks | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

All purpose flour / Maida - 1 cup 

Red chilli - 3
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Garlic - 3 cloves 
Ajwain / omam seeds - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida - 2 pinch 
Water - 1/2 cup ( increase or decrease)
Salt - as per taste
Oil - for frying 

diamond biscuits


1. Grind the ginger, garlic and red chilli to a smooth paste by adding little amount if water.

2. Take 1 cup of all purpose flour/maida and add the ground paste, ajwain, salt, asafoetida and mix well by adding water little by little and form a smooth dough. Keep it aside for 20 to 30 min.

3. Make small equal sized balls with the dough. Take one ball and flatten it using chappathi roller as we do it for roti or chappathi's. Make it into 2mm to 3mm thin if possible.

4. Now using a cookie cutter cut the rolled dough into diamond shapes and remove slowly from the chappathi maker and collect in a bowl or plate.

5. Now in a kadai heat oil and first out a pinch of dough to it don't harbor immediately raises up. Now fry the cut pieces into oil in small batches. When they turn light brown on both the sides remove from oil and filter the excess oil in kitchen tissue.

6. Now store the cute diamond cuts in a air tight container.

diwali snacks

Yummy n crispy Diamond cuts or Diamond biscuits are ready. 

13 lovely comments:


Looks real yum ! Wish I could grab it right away ! lovely clicks too :)

Shama Nagarajan



Lovely n crispy snack....

Nandita SS

I just made a large batch of these today!!! But yours looks even better!! Very well prepared Akila :)


my favorite. looks super crispy and delicious.


Love them..addictive snack
Happy diwali

Nava K

Such a popular snack for Diwali, shared my other foodies as well. One of my fav for the crispy finishing.

Eat n Eat little More

They look fabulous


Nice clicks.. Love it...

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One of my childhood favorite! Lovely clicks Akila.
Wishing you and everyone at home a very Happy Diwali :)

Shobana Vijay

Happy Diwali ..Such a crispy snack.
Shobas Delight

Gajus kitchen

looks lovely and love this crunchy,spicy and yummy snack recipe

Nice pictures n nicely fried them.luks perfect vth tea.

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