Wednesday, November 7, 2012

(Amma Cooks) Diamond Cuts | Sweet Maida Biscuits ~ Diwali Snacks

Okay, I actually wanted to post a series of authentic recipes every single day till Diwali ~ recipes of dishes that my amma makes every Diwali and so I came to u with the "Amma cooks" series. Needless to say, a series that I will hold close to my heart. But thanks to my lappy, it bunked. After years of hard work, it thought of giving up. We had to give it to service but it needs extensive repair I guess, we are not sure when it will be back. Oh, I feel as if I missed my right hand but on the brighter side, I get to spend time with the kid with no thoughts about blogging and in fact I am loving it. A nap when he sleeps, an evening walk and our play times is all that I think about. Hope I don't give up blogging totally. I am not sure when I will be back fulfledged-ly and so Wishing you all a happy Diwali in advance. The amma cooks series will continue till all the posts are done and you will get to see some authentic snacks. So do wait and keep visiting.
P.S. This post comes to you from my friend's pc. A few minutes hours stolen from her.

Coming back, its diamond cuts today. Diamond cuts have been my favorite snack right from my childhood or I should say right from days which I remember. Amma used to make this often and I found this always in my snack dabba. We loved to munch on this after coming back from school. I still remember how amma used to light the kerosene stove in our backyard, place a big kadai filled with oil and fry them in batches. I was her sous-chef and used to help her in cutting the diamonds. Am becoming nostalgic here!!!
When amma asked me what I wanted for Diwali, it was "Diamond cuts" without a second thought and I got loads.


~*What U Need*~
All purpose flour - 2 cup
Powdered Sugar - 1/2 cup
Ghee/Oil - 1 tsp
Oil - to deep fry
Salt - 1/2 tsp

How I Made it:
In a mixing bowl, mix flour, salt, sugar and ghee. Add water and make into a smooth dough. Consistency should be like chapathi dough. Keep aside for 30 mins. Knead the dough again and divide into equal parts. Roll as thin as possible evenly with generous dusting. With the use of pizza cutter/ knife, cut out thin strips. Cut diagonally to make little diamonds. Gently peel using a spatula and set aside. Heat oil in a kadai and when it is hot, sprinkle the diamonds into the oil. Cook in medium flame turning around to make sure it is evenly cooked. Once done remove from oil and drain in tissure paper. Cool and store in air tight containers.

Serve with hot chaai!!!

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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46 comments:

  1. Vimitha this is one of my favorite snack :) love the cut to them... detectable

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  2. crispy and delicious snacks..

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  3. Nice n delicious diamonds,looks yumm

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  4. Perfectly made..one of my favorites....Enjoy your time with you lil one...but be sure to come back dear.

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  5. Looks absolutely perfect and tempting.. love it :)

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  6. Hope your laptop get repaired soon. This diamond cuts looks delicious and perfect.

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  7. In gujarat we call it sakkarpara.
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  8. Oh I love these...beautiful designed ones :-)

    Regards,
    Manju
    http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com/

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  9. sad to know about your pc... hope you get it soon. these shakkar paras or shankarpalis as we call them in marathi would also be my favorite tiffin snack.

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  10. We call it shaker pareh and the sugar is put on after frying this lil diamonds.
    We make a sugar syrup with water and sugar and once the sugar is melted the diamonds are dropped in and mixed till all covered.

    Check out my post for mathis.

    http://neev-homemadecupcakes.blogspot.com.au/#!/2012/11/diwali-special-savoury-biscuitmathis.html

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  11. Wow yummy diamond cuts love it.Even my mom too prepare this.

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  12. Hi vimitha..enjoy ur break. Do come back soon. These diamond cuts r my fav. My aunt makes them so perfect. Reminds me of good old days. Take care

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  13. Crispy and perfect diamond cuts:))

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  14. You have no idea how much i love diamond cuts! Reminds me so much of bakeries back home :)

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  15. crisp and lovely diamonds for Diwali!!

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  16. Lovely and such a perfect snack for this festive season.

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  17. Great snack!!!

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  18. Lovely and creative

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  19. Cant resist to these addictive beauties,love it to the core.

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  20. Wow loved those cute shaped cuts :) Hmmm I can guess that you are enjoying amma's preparations there :) But I hope your laptop comes back to you soon in a good condition... so that we won't miss your recipes :)
    Wheat Flour Balls / Godhumai Maavu Urundai
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  21. liked the shape Vimitha! they look crisp, hope you are enjoying them

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  22. Made these today.. these are my favourite Diwali sweets!

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  23. Everyone in my house loves these fried cookies.

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  24. I love this sweet version a lot than savory one..i love the shape of your diamond cuts...

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  25. Thats what we call as Shankarpoli. Beautiful!

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  26. yummy festive snacks! Happy Diwali to you and all your loved ones!:)

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  27. They look super crispy and delicious. Happy Diwali to you too, Vimitha! Good thing you enjoy your time with your little one, they grow up so fast.

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  28. Hello Vimitha Anand,very nice job done by you keep posting like this,looking crispy.
    HaPpY DiWaLi..

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  29. What gorgeous cookies!! Perfect for any celebration!!!

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  31. My fav snack...Looks perfect dear...Sad to know about ur laptop ut the brighter side is real good...enjoy ur days with little one...Happy diwali..

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  32. one of my fav.
    looks delicious dear :)
    Wish u a very happy diwali .

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  33. Sounds like little donuts and I have all the ingredients needed. Hope your technology problems are solved soon, Vimitha. Thanks to Amma for the recipes. Nothing's like mother's cooking to make you feel better.

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