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Savoury maida biscuits
By : Jayanthy Kumaran
Category : Starters and accompaniments
Servings : 4
Time Taken : 30-45 mins
Rating :
  1. In a wide bowl, add the maida, wheat flour, ajwain, hing, red chilly pwd, salt and ginger garlic paste.
  2. Mix all the ingredients well.
  3. Knead the dough until its soft with little water and 2 tbsp of oil or ghee.
  4. Cover and let it rest for 30 mins.
  5. Divide the dough into large lemon size balls.
  6. Roll them into slightly thick chapathis.
  7. Make small stripes first, using knife or pizza cutter, in between the chapathi.
  8. And then cut diagonally to make diamond shapes as shown in the picture.
  9. You can take the diamond chips from the rolling board using a spatula and keep aside.
  10. Heat enough oil in a wide pan.
  11. Once the oil is super hot, drop the diamond chips gently.
  12. You can see the biscuits rise to the surface.
  13. Now slow down the flame and keep turning until it turns crisp & golden colour.
  14. Take out the biscuits using perforated laddle / jallikarandi.
  15. Keep it on the paper towel to remove excess oil.
  16. Cool biscuits completely to room temperature.


  1. It makes an awesome combo with piping hot cup of chai or coffee.
  2. Store it in air tight container to preserve crispness for long time.

Recipe courtesy: Tasty Appetite

Maida flour/All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups
Wheat Flour - 1/2 cup
Hing - a pinch
Ajwain (Omam) - 1 1/2 tsp
Red chilly pwd - 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
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