Sunday, November 21, 2010

Crispy Maida Biscuits

My all time favorite snack is the Maida biscuits. It can be made as a sweet or as a spicy snack. Since I have tried the sweet flavor many times at home and got bored, this time thought of preparing spicy biscuits. Having these munchies during winter as a side for tea, what else do you need...? try this and see.

Using wheat flour is optional but I always use because rolling the roti shape is easy when maida is mixed with the wheat flour. You can prepare this snack with the maida flour alone too.


Maida - 1 cup
Wheat flour - 1/2 cup
Salt - as needed
Chilly powder - 1 spoon
Omam(Ajwain seeds) - 1/4 spoon
Sesame seeds - 1 spoon
Oil - 1 spoon(for dough)
Luke warm water - as needed to knead the dough
Oil - for deep frying

  • Make a soft dough by mixing together all the ingredients above. Meanwhile heat the oil needed for deep frying in a pan.
  • Let the dough rest for 5-7 mins.
  • Now take 4 lime sized balls out of the dough, and roll into a circle. The thickness should not be too thick or thin.(use wheat flour while rolling if rolling becomes difficult)
  • Once done, use a fork to prick the roti all over.(so that the pieces do not puff when they fry in oil)
  • Using a knife, cut the roti length wise about an inch apart. Then cut horizontally about 2 inches apart(as seen below)
  • Once the oil is hot, place the maida squares/diamonds in the oil one by one and deep fry them in medium to high flame until all the pieces rise to the surface and become golden brown.
  • Turn them over then and there so that all the sides are cooked well.
  • The pieces should not be cooked on a low flame because the biscuits may not come out crispier.

  • Once they are done drain them in a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  • Follow the same steps for the remaining lime sized balls from the dough.
  • Once cool, store them in a container or server hot.

Have a bite and enjoy your evening snack.....!
Have a great day ahead!

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