Spicy Flour Biscuits – Maida Diamond Cuts


Spicy Flour Biscuits – Maida Diamond Cuts

Spicy savory chips is a crispy tasty crunchy flour chips made out of plain flour or Maida or even with white Atta (wheat flour). In western countries, Plain flour is used as all-purpose baking flour for pastries. Some people make this recipe as a sweet flavour and it is called as kala kala. Maida biscuits or diamond cuts are very common tea time snacks in south India. This spicy savory chips are very easy to prepare and when stored in a dry container will be crispy and crunchy for a long time. In this post, I have explained the preparation of spicy Maida chips in an easy and simple way.

During my school days, one of my close friend use to bring Maida flour diamond chips / biscuits. It was very crispy and also spicy like potato chips. We use to eat together during our lunch. Recently I had a chance to meet my friend after so many years, I remembered the days we spend during our school days. I asked my friend’s mom about the recipe. She told me her secret of making crunchy spicy savory cuts. In this recipe given below is my aunt‘s secret recipe :) . This spicy flour cuts recipe is very easy to prepare and i used to do whenever if we think to have some crunchy snacks. As usual I will try to keep the recipe preparation steps as simple as possible, so that it will be comfortable for beginners of Indian cooking. Step by step easy preparation to make spicy and crispy savory flour chips is given below. Try this crispy snacks and drop us a word about your tasty experiences.

Ingredients:
Wheat/Maida flour – 1 cup
Rice flour -1 cup
Besan flour -1/2 cup
Ajwain (omam) -1tbsp.
Cumin seeds -1/2 tbsp.
Red chili powder – 1tsp..
White seasom seeds – 6 tsp..
Hing(Asafoetida) – small pinch
Water – as needed
Salt (as per taste)
Water ( to prepare dough)
Oil for deep frying
Chapati roller (for slicing)

Method of Preparation – Spicy Flour Biscuits – Maida Diamond Cuts:

Step 1 – Dough Preparation:In a big bowl add the wheat/Maida flour, rice flour, besan flour, salt, red chili powder, sesame seeds and cumin seeds. Mix all the ingredients well. Knead the dough until its soft with 2 tbsp. oil or ghee. Make sure the taste of salt and spices are good enough to make biscuits. If not, adjust the taste by adding salt and red chili powder. Keep the dough for 5 mins.
Preparation of spicy maida biscuit doughPreparation of spicy maida biscuit dough
Step 2 – Dough rolling:Divide the dough in to large lemon size balls. Roll them in to slightly thick chapathis.
Rolled spicy maida dough for spicy maida Flour ChipsRolled spicy maida dough for spicy maida Flour Chips
Step3 – Making diamond cuts:Make small holes using fork or knife in between the chapathi-like rolled dough. Using a sharp knife, cut the roti in to square or diamond shapes as shown in the picture. Now, raw diamond chips are ready.
Dough sliced into small diamond cut piecesDough sliced into small diamond cut pieces
Step 4 – Deep frying:Heat enough oil in a wide vessel. Once the oil is superhot, deep the flour diamond cuts on high flame. When it is done, the biscuits rise to the surface. Slow down the flame and keep until it turns to golden color.
Deep fry maida biscuits in oilDeep fry maida biscuits in oil
Step 5 – Maida Biscuits presevation:Take out the biscuits using jallikarandi (big spoon with holes). Keep it on the kitchen Paper for some mins. Kitchen Paper absorbs the excess oil from the sncaks. Cool biscuits completely to room temperature. Store it in air tight container in order to preserve its crispiness for a long time. Try this recipe and share your experiences with us.
Spicy Maida Diamond Cut ChipsSpicy Maida Diamond Cut Chips
Tips for this Recipe Spicy Flour Biscuits – Maida Diamond Cuts 1) You can use idiyappam flour instead of rice flour to make Maida biscuits more crispy. 2) Barbeque (BBQ) masala can also be used instead of red chilli powder. Barbeque masala gives nice colour to the biscuits.

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