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Maida Diamond biscuits recipe

Diamond biscuits

Diamond biscuit is a home made South Indian sweets snacks. This diamond biscuits has shelf life for 3-4 days. My mom prepares the diamond biscuits using atta / wheat flour.  She usually won't use maida in her cooking, as Maida doesn't have dietary fibres. For a change, I tried the recipe with Maida / All purpose flour. This mild sweet biscuits are usually served as a tea-time snacks. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Diamond biscuits.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 55 mins 
Ready In: 1 hour
Yields : 10 Servings

Diamond biscuits

For Frying
1 Cup
1 Cup
All purpose flour / Maida 
As needed
Unsalted butter
1 tbsp
1 tsp
Baking powder
1/2 tsp

  • Add 1 cup of sugar to 1 cup of Luke warm water. Stir it with spoon till the sugar dissolves.

  • Add butter, salt, baking powder and required maida to the sugar water. Make a soft dough . The dough should be similar to chapati dough consistency.Knead well and allow the dough to rest for 10 minutes. 

  • Take a fraction of a dough and make a ball the size of big lemon. Flatten the balls to 12-15 inches in diagonal using rolling pin.Using pizza cutter or knife cut the dough into diamond or square shapes.

  • Heat enough oil to deep fry. To check whether oil is hot, drop a little dough into oil. If it bubbles up on top, then oil is hot. 


  • Drop the diamond cuts in oil and deep fry till it is cooked and turns golden colour on both sides. Drain the excess oil by placing it in a paper towel.

  • Repeat the above process for remaining dough.
Maida Diamond cut biscuits / Diamond biscuits recipe / Sweet diamond cut biscuit

  • Maida can be replaced fully with atta/ chapati flour. We can also use half maida and half atta flour.
  • Once cooled, store the biscuits in air tight container for 3-4 days.
  • Don't over crowd the biscuits while deep frying in oil.
  • Fry the biscuits in medium flame.
  • My grandma usually won't cut the biscuits in shapes using knife. she takes a lemon size dough and drops small quantities in oil directly. The shape won't be uniform, but it will reduce lot of effort spent for cutting the biscuits.


  1. Sakar para I think its called. I used to love this when my Amma used to make it for us.

  2. Nithya they are my favorite. You take me back to my childhood. Mom would make them for us quite often. Its been a while now; should ask her make them when I go home next..:-)
    Thank you for sharing the recipe :-)

  3. Wow! Great recipe Nithya.. Looks delicious.. Thanks soo much for sharing dear :-)

  4. My mum used to make these biscuits and I know how fabulous the taste it. Thanks for reminding me that its time I give a try to this crispy crunchy bits.

  5. yummy one.. these are my fav diwali sweets nithya :)

  6. used to enjoy them as a kid,never tired finding them in the mixture,love the sweet crunchy bits to bits.

  7. these are Zini's favorite, she gets them at school...


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