Monday, July 9, 2012

Diamond Cuts ( Sweet Version)


Sweet Diamond Cuts 

Diamond cuts is a crispy deep fried tea time snack. It is cut into diamond shapes and is made with maida and eggs  and so is also called maida chips or as maida biscuts.There is both spicy and sweet version.This was one of my favorite snack when I was a kid have nostalgic memories of my grandmother and mom making this as onam palaharam.  My personal favorite is this the egg less sweet version but if you like the egg version beat in two egg while mixing the dough.It is a quick and yummy snack.


Ingredients
Maida/All purpose flour- 2 cups
Butter- 2 tbs
Baking powder- a pinch
Salt- 1/3 tsp
Sugar- 3 tsp

For the syrup
Sugar- 1 cup
Cardamon- 5-6
Lemon juice-  a few drops.


Mix maida,sugar,baking powder and salt. Add room temperature butter and rub the flour with your hand so that mixture looks crumbly. Sprinkle water little by little and mix to make a smooth and soft dough. Cover with a damp cloth and allow this to rest for 15-20 minutes.

To make the syrup mix sugar and 1/2 cup of water in a sauce pan and boil till the sugar melts. Reduce the flame and allow the syrup to thicken into one thread consistency. Add crushed cardamons and a few drops of lemon juice. Allow to cool.

Knead the dough once more and make it smooth and workable. Divide into lemon sized balls. Using a rolling pin flatten into round circle. Using a knife cut diagonally to the right and make thin one inch strips.Next cut diagonally from left to make the diamond shape. Fry them in medium hot oil till it is golden brown and crispy. Strain in paper towels and allow to cool down.  Pour the sugar syrup over the fried diamond cuts and toss well. Allow this to rest for some time.Serve with tea.

Try this,
Hope you will all enjoy.

41 comments:

  1. one of my fav. diwali sweet... used to prepare it with my mom..

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  2. Kids will love them..I prefer the namkeen ones.

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  3. While i was a kid I used to have more. Looks yum.

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  4. I love these .... perfectly done... love the sweet ones

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  5. Love this, u have done it so perfectly..

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  6. lovely teatime snack..............

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  7. Looks stunning..The diamond cuts are too tempting and cute dear.

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  8. Stunning diamond cuts Suja..You have a special knack of doing it in simple and elegant way..Cheers !

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  9. Ente Bhagavane,ithu kanditu sahikan pattunu illa. Adipoli. Enkikkum epol thinnam ennu thonnu.

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  10. Addictive and attractive diamond cuts,love it anytime.

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  11. Love this..one cant stop eating this isnt it ??

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  12. Thanks a lot dear for stopping by my space :) Glad that u remember my lil space ;)
    adipoli aayittu undu Suja, was my childhood fav snack :)

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  13. Crispy and addictive snack looks tempting....

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  14. Hi Suja ,

    at our childhood days my mom used to make these

    at our vaccation time:))))

    Thanks for recall those sweet memories Suja:)))

    Keep on Dear...

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  15. Oooh!!! i love diamond cuts! they are so addictive :)

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  16. Feeling nostalgic!! Remembering childhood Diwali times!!
    Looks so gorgeous and delight..

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  17. crisp and perfectly done ..loved this..reminds me of my childhood days:)

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  18. perfect n it looks so tempting dear...

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  19. These are one of my favorite snacks too...never knew there was version with eggs too...Looks too good

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  20. They look really fantastic! Would love to try it soon, bookmarked!

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  21. ma favourite sweet.. our childhood diwali sweet:) thanks for sharing..
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  22. A very yummy snack..love it..

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  23. looks delicious.. we make this on diwali and call it shakkar pare.

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  24. hi suja, interesting to try recipes like this..it can be a new and very popular snack for my guests.
    have a nice day.

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  25. Diamond cuts presentation itself is a treat...Loving it..

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  26. Super ketto...amma used to make this...very yummy crunchy snack...

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  27. Its always my favourite sweet. Love it.

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  28. Yum yummm snack,were my all time fav tea time snack...didn't make in days...thanx for reminding

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  29. My childhood hero... :) Happy to follow u....

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  30. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments:)

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  31. Nice recipe. Looks wonderful and delicious.

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