Spicy Diamond Crackers / Diamond Cuts/ Savory Maida Biscuits / Tukda

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          Diamond cuts / crackers are made from maida / all purpose flour in which spices are added, kneaded and then deep fried. This evening time snack tastes really great with hot cup of tea.

    Ingredients

             1 Cup of Maida / All Purpose flour
             1 Tbsp of Butter
             1 Tsp of Red Chilly Powder
             A Pinch of Asafoetida
             Less Than 1/4 Tsp of Baking Soda
             Water for Kneading
             Salt to Taste
             Oil for Deep Frying
            

    Method     


  • In a mixing bowl, add maida, baking soda, butter, red chilly powder, asafoetida, salt and water for kneading. Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Knead the dough until it is soft.
  • Cover and let it rest for 30 mins.
  • Divide the dough into equal balls.
  • Roll into thin chapathi’s and cut into vertically and diagonally with one inch space between each lines to get diamond shapes.
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan,  fry the diamonds in a medium flame until it turns golden brown on both sides. Let it cool down and store them in a airtight container.
  • Spicy diamond cuts are ready.


 
   Tips

  • You can also add ajwain and cumin, if you prefer.
  • Adjust the spicyness according to your taste.
  • Don’t worry if diamonds are together, if you drop in oil, it will separate.

     

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