Oct 14, 2014

Spicy Diamond Cuts Recipe / Maida Biscuits Recipe

I would say that this recipe will be a easy but tasty snack which you can make for diwali..I made it in minutes and it tasted divine..So crispy and so yummy..I hope you will try this out and let me know how it turned out for you..Will share a sweet version of this soon..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Resting Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 1 min per batch


All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 cup
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Ajwain / Carom Seeds / Omam - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - a pinch
Oil for Deep frying + 1 tsp
Water as needed
Chat Masala - Optional


Take flour, salt, chilli powder, ajwain, cumin, asafoetida in a bowl. Mix well.

Add in water and mix well.

Heat a tsp of oil till smoking and pour that into the dough and knead well.

Rest it for 10 mins. Now divide it into equal portions.

Take a dough and roll it into a thin sheet..The sheet should be really thin.

Now use a pizza cutter or a knife and cut diamonds from it. 

Separate them.

Heat oil for deep frying and drop these in hot oil.. Fry till golden.

Drain it into a bowl, sprinkle with chat masala if needed.


Take all your ingredients

Take flour in a bowl

add in salt

add some ajwain

some cumin seeds

add in some chilli powder

add in some asafoetida

mix well

Add some water

knead it to a dough

Heat some oil till smoking

pour it into the dough

knead again to a soft dough

divide the dough into balls

take a ball and roll it out

I used my somas cutter, you can use pizza cuter or regular knife

once it is rolled

cut it into diamonds

like this

Then separate it lightly

drop it in hot oil,

fry till light golden, it will take just a minute

drain it

You can sprinkle it with some chat masala if you want



  1. Can u post the sweet version of this recipe?

  2. I have printed this off it sounds really yummy and we love chilli:-) Thanks. Take care Diane

  3. looks tempting aarthi.. i did a small batch.. my son finished all the munches.. have to prepare again...

  4. Looks super...ll try today

  5. Pl suggest non fried / baked savory snacks using wholemeals

  6. Hi Aarthi,

    Waiting for the sweet version... Did you post it already? If so please share the link.

  7. Can we store the dough in fridge overnight and fry next day morning

  8. Hi arthi, my dough was little rubbery as I found difficult to roll it thin..also sticky when cutting, I didn't get proper diamond shapes.. I used knife for cutting.. And so now I am afraid to make dough or roll using maida(never used maida) .. Where I went wrong..

  9. Can we replace maida with wheat flour to make it more healthy..


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