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Oct 30, 2013

Maida Biscuits / Diamond Biscuits ~ Kids Friendly Snack / Diwali Sweet Recipe

How many of you love this cute and delicious Maida Biscuits / Diamond Biscuits? Its my most favorite snack during my childhood days, have eaten this a lot. This is so addictive and yummy snack, you can't stop munching this sweet, crunchy and melt in mouth biscuits. But in recent years i have tasted [only tasted ;)] it only once because of diet..this and that.
Like me, my kids also love this biscuits a lot and after a way long time i made for them and they enjoyed eating and playing with this Diamond Biscuits :) As now its Diwali Occasion i wanted to share it here, so it will be useful for many to try this easy and simple, Vegan Snack. Usually this maida biscuits are done using butter or Vanaspathi/shortening but this recipe uses oil only. If anyone looking for a Vegan Diwali sweet then this is one best option, hope you like it too and give it a try...

Recipe Source: Foodomania Preparation time: 15 minutes
Resting Time : 30-40 minutes 
  Cooking Time : 15-20 minutes(based on the frying pan/kadai size)
Makes about 2 cups.
  1. All Purpose Flour / Maida  - 1 cup ( i used unbleached APF)
  2. Sugar, powdered     1/2 cup*
  3. Hot Oil    5 tbsp
  4. Salt    a small pinch(optional)
  5. Oil   for deep frying

  • Mix flour, salt & sugar well. 
  • Heat 5 tbsp oil in a pan. When it is steaming hot, pour it into your flour.
  • Using a fork or a spoon, incorporate all the flour & the oil. (do not touch because the oil is piping hot!)
  • Slowly, add water little by little. Using your hands, knead it to a soft, pliable dough for 10-12 minutes. Do not add more water the dough should be little stiff, soft and pliable.
  • Make sure you give a lot of pressure & knead the dough well. Let it rest for half an hour(i  let it rest for an hour).
  • Now Heat oil in a pan to deep fry.
  • Take the dough and knead for a minute and divide it into 2 big balls.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll out each ball of dough into a flat disk (12" disk) it should be medium thick not too thin or too thick
  • Take a knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into thin horizontal stripes.
  • Now cut them vertically to give you small diamond shapes. Slowly, remove them from the surface & keep them in a plate or tray to fry. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  • When the oil is hot enough, add all the diamonds to the oil, turn heat to medium heat.
  • Fry well on both side until they turn light brown & crisp. (Takes about 3-4 minutes).

* Sugar - i added less than 1/2 cup and felt that sweet was perfect to us, not low or high.
And also i left the dough for 1 hour resting time.
Make the little stiff like Poori dough and knead for minimum 6-7 minutes.
Oil should be piping hot, heat the oil till fumes comes and add it to the sugar-flour mixture.

Sending this to Diwali Delicacies Event By Me & Priya and to Vardhini's Diwali Bash Event.


  1. Omg aks its killing me... I only emptied the box which I made... but still tempt me.... my fav.too...

  2. my grandma used to make these... looks so yum...

  3. Good post . Yummy cute sweet

  4. These looks so beautiful Sangeeta! :-) I had totally forgotten about this recipe I shared last year! My mum had actually made it, not me. Must ask my mum to make it again for me. This time I'm hoping to click pictures as good as you! :) Thanks for the link back.

  5. Maida biscuits look perfect. Nice clicks

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. lovely clicks.. kids wd love this.. :)

  7. wow...the pics are so tempting...this is my one fav snack that i will munch in cups...wonderful presentation

  8. Diamonds biscuits looks perfect, crisp n yum!!! Happy Diwali Wishes to you and family Sangee !!

  9. Very addictive and attractive maida biscuits..I can finish that whole jar happily rite now;

  10. yummy crunchy snack...lovely clicks

  11. yummy diamond cuts. I make it very differently. mine are thin ones. I like this version. will give it a go

  12. very easy to make n ur presentation luking rich for simple recipe and attractive to eyes.

  13. Perfect looking maida biscuits....bookmarked to try!

  14. Omg. I am going to try this recipe very soon...looks so yumm :)

  15. Wonderful recipe!
    Tried today, came out well.
    Want to save this blog to make it forever.

    1. Thank you Shivashankari for sharing your feedback.


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