Sweet Diamond Cut

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Ingredients

  1. Maida-all purpose flour-1 cup
  2. Ghee or butter -1 tbsp
  3. Sugar -1/3 cup
  4. Baking soda or cooking soda -a generous pinch
  5. Oil for deep frying
  6. Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)

Preparation

Powder sugar and keep it ready.

Method

  • First mix together ghee and cooking soda well with your hands (cream together vigorously).
  • Add maida and powder sugar to the ghee + cooking soda and mix well.
  • Add needed water and make a slightly stiff and smooth dough. Dusting flour, roll out the dough into a circle (it should neither be thick nor thin).
  • Using a biscuit cutter or a sharp knife, cut it in the shape of diamond or squares. Transfer the cut dough to a plate and keep it ready for deep frying.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. (to check if the oil is hot enough, drop a small piece of dough into the oil, if it raises to the surface immediately, then the oil is ready for frying) Turn the heat to medium and deep fry the cut dough in batches until both sides turn golden brown.
  • How to find out if it is cooked – once it is cooked the bubbling noise or bubbles stop and the biscuits will come to the surface. As we have added sugar, these biscuits will be a shade darker (slightly brown) than their savory counterpart (Maida salt biscuits).
  • Once cooked remove from oil with a slotted ladle and drain it on a colander. Dust powdered sugar over the biscuits and mix well.

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