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Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Shankarpal/Sweet Maida Biscuits

Tuesday, 17 May 2011


Ingredients:

Maida - 11/2 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup(adjust)
Ghee/Vanaspathi - 2 teaspoons
Cooking Soda - a pinch
Salt - a pinch
Water - 1/4 cup(Warm)
Oil - for deep frying

Method:
  • Mix sugar powder with warm water and make sure that sugar is completely dissolved before use.
  • Using your finger, mix the ghee and soda in circular motion to form a foamy or gooey paste
  • Add this mixture to maida a, mix, this will make the flour slightly to crumbly texture. Now slowly add water and knead to form a dough. Use the exact water measure, this will result in soft and firm dough. 
  • Now divide this into 5 equal portions. Roll one portion to form a big thick chapathi, it has to be thick poori too. Using a special spoon  or knife cut the rolled out poori. (Use vertical and horizontal lines) to form diamond shaped cuts. 
  • Carefully remove them and place them over a clean paper towel and repeat the procedure for rest of the dough balls.
  • Heat oil in a deepfrying vessel,deep fry this diamond cuts.

13 comments:

SouthIndianHome said...

My all time favorite.Easy and tasty recipe.Looks delicious
South Indian Home

julie said...

Tempting sweet biscuits.....

Sobha Shyam said...

yum yum..nice and delicious biscuits

Priya said...

Feel like munching some, crispy biscuits tempts me a lot..

Now Serving said...

crispy and additive snack dear! looks awesome! I make these differently -

Vardhini said...

My mom makes these too .. nice and crispy.

Vardhini
VardhinisKitchen

Raji said...

I like maida diamonds but instead of adding sugar in the dough I dunk them in sugar syrup...will try making like these next time.

Nandini said...

Yum! These look delicious! Love 'em!

Suparna said...

Thanks for dropping by :P shall see u around :P ur blog is lovely too! nice traditional recipes are always welcome as they come handy during special occasions :p thanks for the recipe.
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Malar Gandhi said...

Love this biscuits, Mommy used to make them when I was a kid, brings back all nostalgic time...

Priti said...

One of my fav...looks so gud ..thanks for dropping by my space dear ..you have a nice blog

Suman Singh said...

oh, this is my hubbys favorite and yours looks perfect and yummy.

Mehjabeen Arif said...

oh.. my ,mommy used to make this.. we just love it.. u brought back memories..

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