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Monday, September 19, 2011

Diamond cuts (using Wheat flour) | Sweet Biscuits (2 Versions) | Christmas Recipes

Diamond cuts as the name suggests is the diamond shape of this crispy snack.This is a common flavour from the state of Kerala, God's Own country in India. This is much relished during Christmastime at our place.Grown-ups and kids all love to munch this snack any time.It's deep-fried in oil and can be preserved for days together in airtight containers.This is a simple, easy snack and can be prepared even by beginners.

(Wheat flour version)

The traditional recipe uses maida (all-purpose flour)as the base, but here I used wheat flour as a part of being healthy.If you are using maida, then you needn't add baking powder.The dough can be left for 3 hours before rolling.Also, in the traditional recipe, the diamond cuts are coated with sugar syrup at the end.I have made the previous pic with wheat flour and adding sugar to the dough.But the last pics below, is made with all-purpose flour and wheat flour, coated with sugar syrup. You can try both ways !!
(Wheat flour Version)

wheat flour 1 cup
maida 1 cup 
egg 1  
sugar  3/4 cup powdered
sesame seeds (black) 1.5tsp
baking powder  3/4 tsp
cardamom powder 1 tsp (from 5-6 small cardamom pods)
salt to taste
oil for frying

all-purpose flour 1.5 cups
wheat flour 1 cup
egg 1
salt to taste
cardamom powder 1 tsp
black sesame seeds 1.5 tsp
oil for frying

for sugar syrup
sugar 3/4 cup
water 1/4 cup
cardamom powder 1/2 tsp

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  • Sieve the flour and mix the dough  with salt and baking powder if using.
  • Beat the egg, mix the powdered sugar and cardamom powder, sesame seeds.
  • Mix this into the dough and knead the dough like as for chapathi.
  • Keep it for 4 hours covered with a plastic wrap or muslin cloth.
  • Sift flours and add salt to taste.Add the cardamom powder and sesame seeds.Add in the egg and add water as required to knead the dough like for chapathi. Keep covered for 3 hours.


  • Pinch out large balls and using a rolling pin make a very thin chapati .
  • Using a knife/pizza cutter, cut diagonally on the rolled dough to make small diamond shaped pieces.
  • Heat oil in a wok/ kadai upto 3" deep and wait till it's hot.
  • Slide the diamond pieces into oil carefully so that no spillage occurs.
  • Flip all sides to get uniform heat and browning, keep on medium flame (else they become spongy and not crisp).
  • When the diamond cuts start ringing, drain using a slotted spoon when it turns slightly brown on a paper towel.
  • Repeat the same procedure of rolling till the dough ball finishes.
  • If the dough is mixed with sugar, then can be stored once cooled in containers.If it needs to be coated with sugar syrup, then proceed further.

  • Heat sugar and water listed in a pan until it reaches one string consistency.Add cardamom powder and then slide the fried diamond cuts, mix well.Switch off flame.Wait to cool down before storing or serving.
*If the dough is mixed with sugar, then keep the flame low, as it turns brown very fast while frying.

Hi, this is for your information & hope you have noticed, I have changed my blog's name from 'Tasty Treat' to "Erivum Puliyum".That's a malayalam word meaning spicy n sour.Hope you find my recipes suiting to your tastes and all valued suggestions are counted from my readers.Hope to have your continued support as always, Thanx a lot !!
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Also sending this to The Kerala Kitchen hosted by Divya of Easy cooking for this month


Binys Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

wow julie mum used to make addition of sesame seeds....

aipi said... Best Blogger Tips

If I were around there wouldn't be any left for you lol- love this very much :))

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Mom used to make this for us! I love them as snack..

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, lovely snack, looks very said -easy to make: may be i try this one day :)
i will change your url name. at first i thought i was at the wrong blog, then i was sure its you, no other julie :)
i also thought you don't blog in english anymore and i have to use google translate ha ha.
I have an award to give you, please come over and collect it, thanks julie and have a nice day

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and crunchy favorite..

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely snack. feeling so nostalgia after seeing them.


Vidhya said... Best Blogger Tips

This was a childhood favorite of mine. Thanks for bringing back to my attention.

munchmunchcrunchcrunch said... Best Blogger Tips

looks delicious and crunchy...following you on google..thanks for the follow

-Aarthi @munchmunchcrunchcrunch

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Love to munch this....Hey nice name for your blog...
I have shared few awards...pls come and collect it from my space..:)

Nandinis food said... Best Blogger Tips

They're crunchy and I want to munch one!

khushi said... Best Blogger Tips

nice crunchy snacks.....thanks for visiting my blog :)
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Jayanthy Kumaran said... Best Blogger Tips

simply love d combination of flavors...yumm n crisp..:P
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Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanx all for your crunchy comments..
@ Reshmi : Thanx again for the awards.. N your sweet compliment on the blog's name!

Prathima Shivraj said... Best Blogger Tips

Vow, so crispy diamonds, came out perfect, my all time fav snack.

Shobha said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a lovely treat for kids specially...home made and healthy.

Saji said... Best Blogger Tips

First tym at your place...Happy to follow you
I make these the same except that omit egg

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, sorry about that, can you please gimme your email address, i will send both to you via email. thanks dear
and thank you so much for the hundred hearts award, really love it
my email is

Nitha said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this snack.. Good to keep munching..

erivum puliyum maathram pora tto.. madhuravum venam ;) Just joking :)

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanx again, @ Nitha : sure dear, I posted the sweet diamond cuts only to enhance that there is little sweetness too, other than the title :-))

Shireen said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow Julie, such a nice snack. We call it 'Thukdi' in Mangalore & its usually made during Xmas as part of our traditional christmas fare called 'Kuswar'

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Sweet biscuits are yummy :)


MySpicyKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

I have not eaten these in a long time!

KrithisKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

I love these biscuits... long time since I made 'em!!
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