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Nov 2, 2015

Sweet Diamond Cuts Recipe - Maida Biscuits Recipe - Easy Diwali Sweets 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 have already shared a spicy version before, this is a sweet one..

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This is a crispy fried snack, which is coated in a sugar syrup which has cooked really well, so it creates a sugary crust over the cuts..Some people add sugar to the dough and make, but i prefer it this way. It is more tasty..

I hope you will try this out and let me know how it turned out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 20 to 25 mins
Makes : 3 cups to 4 cups


All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 cup
Salt a pinch
Ghee or Butter - 1 tblspn
Water as needed
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Water - 1/4 cup
Oil for Deep Frying


Take flour, salt, ghee in a bowl and rub with your fingers till it resembles a coarse crumb. Add water slowly and knead to a dough. Let it rest for 30 mins or so.

Now take a small portion of dough and roll it little thin. Now cut it into small diamond shape.

Heat oil for deep frying, drop the diamond in hot oil and fry till golden. Drain and set aside.

Now make the syrup. Heat sugar and water in a pan, mix well till sugar is melted, now boil it and cook till two string consistency. It will be thick.

Now add the fried diamond cuts in this and coat it well. As it cools the sugar will harden.

Cool this completely and store it in a air tight container. This stays good for 2 weeks..

Take all purpose flour or maida in a bowl..

add little salt

add in little ghee or butter

rub well using your hands

now it resembles coarse crumbs

slowly add water

knead it to a soft dough

take a small portion of the dough

roll it thin

use a pizza cutter to cut small diamonds

like this

and this

look pretty diamonds

use a spatula to remove the cuts

now drop it in hot oil

fry them till crispy and golden

now it is done

fry till crispy

drain them

now make syrup..take sugar in a pan

add little water

mix well

bring it to a boil and cook till it gets thick

you will see that the syrup has got very thick..

the consistency is almost 2 string 

now add in the fried cuts

toss in the syrup

it will coat them well

now when u cool them down, the sugar will get hard and coat the cuts



  1. Hi Aarthy,
    I usually use to add sugar powder in dough itself and after reading this method I tried it. I just love this way,. Instead of diwali snack it became evening snack at my home.

  2. Dear Aarthy,

    I have yet to try your recipes but they do all look so yummy. I will definitely try them as we love Indian food.
    Thank you for sharing your recipes.

    : ) Josephine

  3. @Pavithra Rao

    Hi Pavithra,

    How much icing sugar do you add to the dough?

    Thank you

    : ) Josephine

  4. hi aarthi can we make this using wheat flour will it taste good

  5. @Anonymousyes it will taste good with wheat flour too

  6. Superb it came very nicely

  7. I had been searching online for the sugar syrup coated maids chips and finally found it in your blog. This recipe is so authentic. This reminds me of my mom's preparation. Thank u very much for the step by step pics.


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