Plain flour / Maida is made into dough with powdered spices and sesame seeds. The dough is rolled out and cut into diamonds. The diamonds are then deep fried in oil till golden brown and crisp. Serve savory diamonds as a snack.
Makes: around 4 Cups of Savory Diamonds .
Plain Flour / Maida 2 Cups
Red Chili Powder 1 tsp
White Sesame Seeds 2 Tbsps
Salt to taste
Oil 1/4 cup
Water as required
Oil for deep frying
Method of preparation:
Heat oil in a small pot until smoking hot.
In a mixing bowl, mix plain flour, red chili powder, sesame seeds and salt together.
Pour the hot oil onto the above mixture.
Carefully fold the mixture and slowly add water and knead into a somewhat tight dough which doens’t stick to fingers.
Make the dough into two portions and leave it aside covered for few minutes if required.
Roll out each portion into circular thin layer dusting extra flour if required.
With a knife make one inch wide vertical cuts on the rolled out circle to make long strips.
Make another sweep of cuts with the knife with a slight slant to make 1 -2 inch diamonds.
Repeat the same with other portion of the dough.
Heat oil in a frying pan, slowly drop the cut diamonds into hot oil.
Once the diamonds turn light goldern brown, remove onto absorbent paper.
Repeat frying the remaining cut diamonds.
Store savory diamonds tight in a jar and they stay fresh for few months.
Notes: Don’t over fry the diamonds.
Suggestions: Adjust red chili powder according to your preference.
Variations: You can also add your choice of powdered spices to the dough if you wish.
Other Names: Savory Diamonds, Karam Kajalu, Chakra Banalu.