Savory Diamond Cuts/Biscuits ~ Easy Diwali Snack

Another session of Blogging Marathon has started and I chose the theme Festive recipes.As Diwali is around the corner wanted to share some easy recipes which fits to the theme.
Today's recipe is a simple and easy to make addictive tea time snack can be made in no time.This snack is often called as maida kaara biscuits,maida chips.I make this snack for every Diwali as its a favorite for all of us.Here I used all purpose flour to make this snack if you want you can use whole wheat flour for the healthier version.Now off to the recipe.............................

Basic Information

Preparation Time ~ 20minutes
Cooking Time     ~ 20minutes
Makes                  ~ 21/2 Cups


All purpose flour/maida1cup
Wheat Flour/kothumai maavu2tbs
Carom seeds/omam3/4tsp
Red chilly powder/milagai podi11/2tsp
Asafoetida/perungayama pinch
Baking sodaa pinch


In a wide bowl put everything except oil and mix it well.Sprinkle water little by little and make a stiff dough.Let it rest for 10 minutes.Divide the dough into 3 equal portions.

Heat the oil in a medium flame,meanwhile roll each portion into a thin,7-8 diameter circle.Poke with a fork randomly all over the circle.Using a knife or pizza cutter cut into strips,then cut it diagonally to get the diamond shape.

Carefully remove it from the board by using a spatula.Fry it in the oil till it becomes crisp.Remove it and drain it on a paper towel.

Store in an air tight container after cooling.


  • The dough needs to be stiff,it should not be loose and roll the dough as thin as possible.
  • Instead of butter,ghee or hot oil can be used.
  • The oil should be in  a medium flame to get an even cooking.
  • Here I used 11/2tsp of red chilly powder for a bit spicier version if you want you can reduce it according to the taste preference.

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Crunchy munchy diamond cuts, feel like munching some rite now..Looks super..

Crunchy Diamond cookies! I love to snack on this...I also like the sweeter version of this :)

A very tempting little one would finish off the bowl in a snap!

Crunchy and yummy maida biscuits.

one of my favourite and make the sweet version often

Remembering my childhood days.. myself and my sister used to help my mum in cutting them in to diamonds...classy recipes..

Look very appetizing, tasty and pretty.
Nice recipe and beautiful pictures
Greetings and compliments Diana

We love those cuties and call them namak pare here...perfectly made!

love these crackers - I am going on long train journey tomorrow and wish I had these to take with me to snack on :)

Crispy, crunchy and perfectly made diamond biscuits. Lovely clicks.

This is my fav snack right from my childhood.Looks so crunchy and perfectly done!

Cute Diamond cuts!!!! I bet no one can eat just one!!! :)

such pretty diamond crisps. Will need to try these.

Super crunchy snack :) perfectly made, feel like grabbing some now

Beautiful pics nalini and this is my fav snack!

Amazing collection of wallpapers. How did you manage to get them? Also check out best diwali wishes

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