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Spicy Diamond Cuts | Khara Maida Biscuits

Diwali is around the corner and all are busy with preparation of different sweets and savories for the festival. Diamond cuts are one of the easiest and quick snack for beginners to try out for Diwali. There are 2 versions of this snack - sweet and savory. Today am sharing the savory version of these diamond cuts.

Savory diamond cuts are also known as khara maida biscuits or spicy diamond biscuits. These diamond cuts are were addictive and perfect to munch on with evening tea or coffee. Ajwain not only adds a nice flavor and aroma but also helps in digestion too. But if you don't like ajwain, you can skip it or add cumin seeds instead. You can also make them ahead and store in airtight containers.


Savory and spicy deep fried biscuits with all-purpose flour flavored with carom seeds


1 cup maida / all-purpose flour
1 tbsp melted butter / ghee
½ tsp red chilly powder
½ tsp carom seeds / ajwain / omam
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying


1. In a bowl add maida, red chilly powder, ajwain, salt and mix well. Then add the butter and mix until well incorporated.

2. Now add water little at a time and knead to a smooth and soft dough. Cover and set aside for 30 minutes.

3. Divide the dough into small lemon sized balls. Take a ball and roll out into thin circle. Cut into diamond shapes using a sharp knife or pizza cutter.

4. Heat oil for deep frying. Gently lift the diamond pieces using a spatula and add to the hot oil.

5. Fry in a medium heat until golden brown. Drain the excess oil on a tissue paper. Store in an airtight container.

My Notes:

1. The consistency of the dough should be similar to chapathi dough. If the dough is sticky, add more flour and adjust. Also do not roll the dough into very thin circles.

2. Do not add more butter or ghee as the diamond cuts will become too soft and will not turn out crunchy.

3. If you don't want the diamond cuts to puff up while frying, poke some holes using a fork before frying.


  1. Very nice and tempting.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. wonderful biscuits... one of my favorites tea-time munchies...

  3. lovely clicks this crunchy biscuits at any time

  4. Wonderful and tempting biscuits....

  5. crispy and delicious biscuits :)

  6. Very tempting. Would make a great tea time snack.

    On-going event: What's with my cuppa?

  7. Yummy snacks,my favorite

  8. Wonderful tea time snacks..

  9. Very crispy and crunchy munchy diamond cuts..

  10. My family likes the savory diamond cuts.You have made it really crispy love it that way.

  11. Crunchy and yummy diamond cuts

  12. These are really addictive..Love them..nice clicks

  13. Diwali is definitely incomplete without these savory bites. wonderful sunny click

  14. perfectly made..looks awesome..

  15. perfect diamonds and super crunchy savory snack...

  16. perfect diwali recipe...very easy to make..loved it dear!!

  17. Looks tempting. Very nice

  18. Yummy crunchy snack, I can finish this in no time :)

  19. These are Zini's and hubby's favorites...Great clicks...

  20. I wish I have seen this recipe earlier. Could have made and packed to be given as gift to my friends. Love the crispy outcome. There will always be another occasion for it to be made.


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