Oct 2, 2008

Maida Biscuits

This snack has been close to my heart right from my childhood. My mom used to make big batches of this snack and store them in big containers. Hats-off to her patience. We would keep snacking on them all the time. I have always loved the bite and taste of it. It is so yummy that we can never have just a few

Making these maida biscuits requires just  few ingredients and a little bit of your time. Love making this as its my favourite and everybodys too

Serves... makes a small batch
Serve option... store in airtight container and enjoy anytime

This is what u'll need....

Maida / all-purpose flour- 1 cup
Cumin / Omam(Ajwain) - 1 tbspn
Oil - 1 tbspn for dough
Oil - for frying
Salt to taste

Here is the stir....
  • Measure in all-purpose flour / maida into a wide bowl
  • Add salt to taste
  • Add ajwain seeds to the flour.You can also use jeera or cumin seeds. I personally prefer using ajwain though
  • Spoon in one tablespoon of oil into the flour
  • Use your fingers and rub the oil into the flour mixture. Once the oil has been rubbed in, it will look like bread crumbs
  • Add water little by little to the flour mixture 
  • Knead it into a tight dough. Cover the dough and let it rest for about 15-20 minutes
  • After 15 minutes transfer the dough to your work surface and knead the dough for about 2-3 minutes
  • Pinch out a little dough and roll it into a ball
  • Flatten it and roll it out into a thick chapathi
  • Cut the chapathi into thin rectangles or diamonds or squares as per your wish
  • Heat oil in a kadhai. Drop the cut pieces of dough into the oil and deep fry them. Fry them on medium flame to get crisp biscuits
  • Stir frequently to get an even golden brown colour on the biscuits
  • Once done, remove the biscuits from oil and drain them on a paper towel to remove excess oil
  • When the biscuits come to room temperature, pack them in airtight containers to retain their crispness
  • Pick a handful and enjoy anytime you like
  • Adding oil to the flour makes the biscuits crisp
  • Make sure you rub the oil really well into the flour till it looks like bread crumbs
  • Knead it into a tight dough
  • Fry the biscuits on medium flame

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