Friday, May 20, 2016

Diamond Cuts Sweet & Savory

Diamond cuts make me think out about my " paati"! She was very good in making all types of "bhakshanam", but will give it out to us only in a rationed way. Now, I know she was implementing portion control then! I remember her making these, mainly the sweet ones and as a kid I loved to much on them a lot. I made them recently and wanted to share the recipe with you all. I made a savory one as well for my DH. I personally like the sweet ones with some hot chai and TV!

Get Ready:

 Sweet Diamond cuts

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp ghee/ butter
  • water
  • Oil to deep fry
  • In a  bowl whisk all the dry ingredients till well combined.

  • Add the ghee or butter and mix well with your hands, rubbing it in the flour.
  • Add water little by little and make a soft dough. 
  • Add a few drops of oil and and coat the outer surface of the dough ball.

  • Cover in saran wrap and set aside for few mins.
  • Make ball in the size of a clementine and roll it out thinly like a chappathi.

  • Use a knife or pizza cutter and cut into thin strips both vertical and diagonal to make small diamonds.

  • Heat oil on medium heat, add the diamond cuts and deep fry them till the bubbles stop, they float or turn golden brown.

Savory Diamond cuts

  • 2 cups All purpose flour/ maida
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 & 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp Ajwain/ omam
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
  • 1/2 tsp hing/ asafetida
  • 1 & 1/4 tsp salt or per taste
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • Water
  • Oil to fry

  • Mix all the ingredients and make a soft dough by adding water little at  a time.
  • Make them into diamond shapes and deep fry them till golden.

Keep them stored in an air tight container and enjoy as a snack

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