Saturday, March 10, 2012

Maida Biscuits Recipe

This is by far one of the easiest homemade snack recipes I have been taught. My mom always used to make these during festivals, marriages, birthdays, or whenever we wanted them! These never fail to remind me of my childhood. Whenever I make these in my home, they never seem to last more than 3 or 4 days, but they are easy enough to make so I can replenish the supply pretty quickly. I always turn to this recipe on those dark and dingy rainy days and it never fails to cheer up the whole family. I will give you fair warning that these are quite addictive and you may find yourself making these again in a couple of days. Here goes the recipe...

  • Whole Wheat Flour - 1 cup 
  • Semolina (Sooji) - 2 tbsp 
  • Cumin Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Ajwain - 1/4 tsp
  • Chili Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Melted Butter - 2 tbsp 
  • Vegetable Oil - for deep frying 
  1. Mix whole wheat flour, semolina, cumin powder, ajwain powder, chili powder, salt, and melted butter in a large bowl.
  2. Slowly add water to the mixture until it forms a ball of dough 
  3. Make small balls of dough the size of a lemon and roll out each ball on a floured surface like a chapathi
  4. Cut the rolled out dough into diamond shapes (cut diagonally in each way)
  5. Heat up the vegetable oil to a boil in a vessel.
  6. Slowly add the diamond cuts and wait until they rise to the surface.
  7. Remove the diamond chips from the oil and place in a paper towel lined bowl.
  8. Wait till the paper absorbs the excess oil and the chips cool.
  9. Store in an airtight jar and enjoy!
Linking this post to Mom's Recipe event hosted by Srav's


  1. so true they are super addictive i love these paras.. in fact i land up finishing it in a day or two :).. like the fact you have made it with Atta.. should give it a try..i do with APF..Thanks so much for linking this :)

    Ongoing Event : WTML

  2. Even my mom used to make them quite regularly!! Great recipe and you made them so perfect !! Thanks for linking to the event!! Appreciate it :)

    Ongoing event CC:Mom’s Recipe

  3. My mom's recipe.. Nice start-up... Love this Suneetha.

    1. Thank you for the kind words Sangeetha, I appreciate it.