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spicy diamond cuts
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Spicy diamond cuts

Spicy diamond cuts or maida biscuits as we call is a super simple and easy to prepare homemade snack for the family. Step by step pictures recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting time15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 cups


  • 2 cups Maida all purpose flour
  • 5 Dry red chillies
  • ½ inch Ginger piece
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Ajwain/ omam
  • Salt as needed
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Grind peeled ginger, garlic, red chillies with enough water, until smooth.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix flour, salt and ajwain and pour this ground chilli mix. Add 1 tablespoon oil and enough water to mix to a stiff dough. Keep aside for 15 mins.
  • Again knead the dough after setting time and divide to equal balls. Rest it for 10 mins.
  • Roll into thin chapati and cut first into strips and then diagonally to make diamonds using a knife/pizza cutter.
  • Use a thin spatula to take out the diamond cuts from the rolling board. Don't worry if it gets together. When you drop in oil, it will separate. But be gentle when you gather, while dropping.
  • Deep fry in hot oil with medium flame and keep turning constantly for even cooking. When it is golden in colour and the bubbles and sounds ceases, drain it in paper towel.



  • Ajwain and the ginger garlic paste adds a very nice aroma. The next day it works the best.
  • If you feel 5 chilli is too much for you, you can reduce to 3 or 4.
  • I would recommend not to skip ajwain/omam as that adds a great flavour in this. In case you dont have, you can add sesame seeds, but my choice is ajwain.
  • you can use ready made ginger garlic paste and red chilli powder too.
  • The dough have to be stiff and rested for atleast 15 mins. The more you rest the dough, the easy the rolling will be.