Spicy diamond cuts

Spicy diamond cuts is popularly known as maida mavu (All purpose flour) biscuit in our family.  My bro and I like this for its teeny-weeny size, shape and obviously for its taste. My mom and grany makes this diamond cuts(both spicy and sweet) as an evening snack for me and my bro.  I learnt this from my mom and grany.  It is very easy to make, tasty and a good nibble.



All purpose flour – 2 cups

     Salt – As required

Red chilli powder- 4 tsp

Asafoetida – A pinch

Cooking oil – 2 tbsp

Water- As required

  • In a bowl, add the flour and other dry ingredients. Mix them well so that the chilli powder and the salt gets blend with the flour.
  • Now make a pith in the center and add the oil and water.
  • Mix the flour with the oil and water and knead it to make a dough.


  • Donot add too much of water. the dough should be thick.
  • Now make small balls and roll it out like a chappathi with the rolling pin.


  • With the help of somas spoon cut it into diamonds.
  • Separate the sliced diamonds and place it on the rear side of the plate.


  • In a pan heat the oil. Add one diamond to check the hotness of the oil.
  • Now add the sliced diamonds and fry it till golden brown.Keep turning so that it is cooked evenly.


  • Once they are golden in colour and bubble sound ceases, drain it in paper towel.


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