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sweet diamond cuts
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Sweet diamond cuts recipe

Sweet diamond cuts or maida biscuits as we call it, its so addictive and tasty. I always love making maida biscuits right from childhood.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 cups


  • 2 cups Maida all purpose flour
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Ghee
  • Oil to deep fry
  • ½ teaspoon Salt


  • Mix flour, salt, 1 teaspoon of sugar and ghee in a bowl firstly.
  • After that, add enough water to make it a pliable dough. Dough should not be too soft. It should be just right.
  • Keep aside for 20-30 minutes. Meanwhile, powder sugar finely and keep a side.
  • Knead the dough again after some time and divide dough into 6 equal parts.
  • Roll as thin as possible evenly with generous dusting.
  • With the use of the cutter/ knife, cut out thin strips as shown below.
  • Again cut diagonally to make little diamonds.
  • Use a thin dosa spatula to take it out from the rolling board. Don't worry if everything gets together.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and when it is hot, gently gather the diamonds and drop in a sprinkled way as much as possible.
  • Once you drop in hot oil, the diamonds that got together will separate as it gets cooked.
  • Cook in medium flame with constant turning to make sure it is evenly cooked.
  • Once the bubbles and sound completely ceases, then take it out from oil and immediately add 2-3 tblsp powdered sugar to it and toss well to coat everything evenly.
  • Repeat to finish.


  • You can use an cardamom while you powder the sugar.
  • Swap store bought icing sugar for sugar powder.
  • You can use knife or pizza cutter to cut into diamonds.
  • Use a metal spatula to take out from the rolling board. If the dough is too sticky, then it will be difficult to take out. So use generous dusting.