Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Diamond Biscuits / Maida Biscuits


Maida biscuits are diamond shaped deep fried biscuits found in almost all the bakeries in Tamil Nadu, this has been my favorite since childhood days. Maida biscuits are sweet, crisp and yummy and makes a great snack. It is so easy to make and requires very few ingredients. Using coconut oil in the preparation gives a good flavor and aroma, but still you can use sunflower oil. You can make salty and spicy biscuits too using the same method I'll post the salty biscuit version soon. Now lets see what's required and how to make these  sweet crunchy biscuit version. 



INGREDIENTS

(Makes snack for 3) 
  1. Maida / All purpose flour - 1 cup 
  2. Powdered sugar - 1/2 cup 
  3. Salt - Two big pinches
  4. Vanaspathi (Dalda) or Butter - 1 spoon 
  5. Coconut milk - 1/4 cup 
  6. Coconut Oil - For deep frying (You can also use Gingelly oil or Sunflower oil)

PREPARATION METHOD

  • In a bowl add all the ingredients (except oil) and make a soft dough out of it, like you would do for making chapati.
  • Leave it aside for a few minutes so that the sugar blends well with the dough.
  • Flatten the dough using a rolling pin into thinner chapatis and make diamond shapes out of it using a knife.
  • Heat a pan of oil and after it heats up well deep fry the pieces until they turn slightly golden brown in color. Please don't crowd the pan.
  • Remove from flame and serve.
  • You can store them in airtight containers after they cool down.

TIP 1: See that the dough is not too sticky. If so dust more flour while flattening them into chapatis. 

TIP 2: Do not over fry them, they'll become too hard.

TIP 3: You can add some cardamom powder. 


Crispy sweet snack is now ready!! You'll love these crunchy biscuits!!


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64 comments:

  1. wow too crispy bisci :) reminds me of childhood..

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  2. Wow that was a quick comment again :) You really rock dear..Thanks!!

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  3. these look soo crispy, feel like grabbing a handful and munching. I usually make it with some jeera / cumin :))

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    1. Thanks Gauri, yeah adding jeera gives it a unique flavor :)

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  4. Coconut milk for biscuits sounds delicious. i use egg for this recipe, your's is a different version. liked it

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    1. Hi dear, next time try adding coconut milk, you will just love the flavor :)

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  5. wow !!perfectly maid one of fav snacks of kids !!

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    1. Thanks Priyanka :) Yeah kids will definitely love these :)

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  6. yummy biscuits Divya and wish I was there to enjoy them... these are my favorite but amma makes it without the coconut milk... love to try your version

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    1. Hi Priya thanks :) You will surely love these, try using coconut milk next time :)

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  7. Divs I must admit you are a great cook. My grandmom used to make this recipe. Loved it here!

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  8. wow it looks so yummy and crispy... my sithi used to make it for me Divy... great biscuit... n i too today prepared biscuit ll post soon...
    VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

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    1. Waiting for your biscuit recipe dear :)

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  9. I Love these biscuits so much.. but never made them!

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    1. Theya re so easy to make please try them.. :)

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  10. Delicious and crispy biscuits. never tried this method. Loved the way you have prepared it.
    Deepa

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    1. Thanks Deepa :) Try this method next time you will definitely love these :)

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  11. wow so crispy and yummy biscuit..
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  12. Love this ...never tried with coconut milk ...must be delish

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    1. Yeah they were so yummy :) Try it next time with coconut milk :) You will love its flavor!!

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  13. perfectly made crispy diamonds ♥♥♥..never tasted coconut milk version..

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    1. Coconut milk gives such a nice flavor Leena try it next time :)

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  14. shakar para wecall it

    mom used to make it quite often. i think need to try it soon

    ur presentations are always great divya

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  15. My mom make this.But she doesn't add coconutmilk. Crispy biscuits.

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  16. WE CALLED IT DIMANOD CUTS . PERFECT TEA TIME SNACK

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  17. this crispy snack is my fav eat any time

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  18. They look amazing!

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  19. Perfect biscuits, all time fav snacks. Addtion of coconut milk, sounds good. Love this presentation also.

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  20. i love them...mom used to prepare these when i was kid...

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  22. beautiful clicks... we make a salt version like this. for the sweet we usually make it and toss in sugar syrup.. adding sugar to the dough sounds interesting

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  23. Love the pics and I can see how the biscuits turned out, the crispy bite must have been amazing.

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  24. crispy biscuits...Thanks for linking this recipe to my event and using the logo. Expecting more recipes from you...

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  25. I have the same cup you have used in the pic :D .. These crackers look so crispy.. must be good with tea.

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    1. Oh is it :) These cups are awesome na!!

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  26. I make these too, but i don't use coconut milk..just use ghee or oil..
    these are perfect to munch with tea.

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  27. reminds me of the parody in ZNMD - diamond biscuit (2) jabbi mood hae kaalo - these looks fresh and very inviting!!!

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  28. Wow what a yummy n crunchy snack... Just love it...

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  29. i love these pictures . my mom makes this biscut during my school days. thank you for remaining me those days.

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  30. Awesome Divs, diamond cuts looks so very tempting n fresh. Feel like to grab some, its really been a while I had it. Nice clicks :)

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  31. This biscuits recollecting my childhood... My mom use to prepare this often....
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  32. Great, can keep gorging on these unlimited with tea

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  33. My grandma makes these but she also adds eggs in it! we used to stock them in huge containers and enjoy for weeks :)

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  34. I love this biscuit much.. but i never use coconut milk and coconut oil.. shd try ur version..

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  35. This is one of my fav. looks super tempting.

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  36. My favorite snack...lovely pictures..

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  37. U could open a shop selling these goodies, dear! I'm imagining snacking these in front of my TV now. Hahaha!

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    1. Ha ha ha good idea :) Why don't you become my partner :p

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  38. perfect biscuits, love this a lot...well made n nice clicks!!

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  39. If i make it i wont stop having this addictive biscuits,love it.

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  40. Looks absolutely wonderful, very nice color and looks crispy! Lovely clicks!

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