Diwali isn't only about sweets. Savoury dishes are just as much part of regional traditions. Spicy diamond cuts are also called as savory maida biscuits. It is a best evening time snack for all age group. It is made out of plain flour or maida flour and simple ingredients. It tastes crunchy and spicy with bursting flavors. Perfect to munch on teatime!
Maida flour / All Purpose Flour- 1 ½ cups
Wheat Flour - ½ cup
Ajwain - 1 ½ tsp
Nigella seeds - 1/4 tsp
Red chilly pwd - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
In a wide bowl, add the maida, wheat flour, ajwain, nigella seeds, red chilly pwd, sugar and salt. Mix all the ingredients well.
Knead the dough until its soft with little water and 2 tbsp of oil or ghee. Cover and let it rest for 30 mins.
Divide the dough into large lemon size balls.
Roll into thin chapati and cut first into strips and then diagonally to make diamonds using a knife/pizza cutter.
Use a thin spatula to take out the diamond cuts from the rolling board.
Don't worry if it gets together. When you drop in oil, it will separate. But be
gentle when you gather while dropping.
Deep fry in hot oil with medium flame and keep turning constantly for even cooking.
Now slow down the flame and keep turning until it turns crisp & golden colour.
Take out the biscuits and keep it on the paper towel to remove excess oil.
Cool biscuits completely to room temperature. Now spread some chaat masala and black salt.
Store it in air tight container to preserve crispness for long time..!