Day 6 of the blogging marathon and the theme is “Shelf stable goodies for kids”.
I recently realized that I have taken this low calorie / healthy cooking to an extreme level. In one of our recent vacation K had a special request where he wanted one meal in a week where I don’t think too much about calorie, fat, etc. Fair enough right? The irony was that I was thinking along the same line seeing the kids go crazy over the deep fried stuff in restaurants during the vacation.
I remember my grandma dividing the snacks among my aunts and me in separate boxes and I used to enjoy eating them. Now I want my kids to enjoy snacks and I am going to strongly follow ‘everything in moderation’ rule. I still don’t think I will totally go overboard as it is hard to break the habit .
Initially I decided on making ribbon pakoda as it is everybody’s favorite at home, but I already had a little oil left over in the pan and did not want to heat up more oil. So I called my mom and asked her what is the shelf stable stuff which can be made without heating up a lot of oil. The first thing she says is “Diamond biscuit” and I was like “why didn’t I think of this” . Noted down the recipe and got to cooking. It is very easy to make and I have to warn you that it is totally addictive. I had to close the box and put it away to prevent me from popping them in the mouth each time I passed by the snack. The kids loved it and my mission for the week was accomplished.
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
Salt to taste
1 tsp cumin seeds
4 tsp ghee
Take both the flours in a bowl.
Add salt and cumin seeds.
Crumble with hands.
Now using water make a tight dough. Let the dough rest for an hour.
Time to roll the dough. Make 2 or 3 small balls from the dough.
Roll the dough.
I rolled it to a thickness of about 1/8th of an inch.
Using a knife or pizza cutter start slicing the rolled dough to form diamonds.
Heat oil in a pan and drop the pieces.
Flip after few minutes.
When you have that nice brown color remove from pan and drain onto paper towels. Simple yet tasty snack ready to be had with a cup of tea.
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49 Responses to Maida Biscuit | Nimki | Namak Pare
Perfect namak pare. I like to have them with my evening tea.
They look absolutely delicious, pefectly done! Please, can you pass me the bowl
Slurppp..Looks tempting & mouth watering.
I think my mom used to make me this when I was a kid. Is it a spicy version of "Gala gala"?? What a beautiful click Vardhini!
they look so good and I had this lined up for today too
What a tasty and perfect snack food!
Perfect for tea time..looks so crispy n yummy
They look so crispy and yummy! I love both savory and sweet diamonds.
ideal tea time snack.Looks yummy and crispy
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Looks delicious ,crunchy and crispy:)
One of my favorite tea time snacks! Looks crunchy and crispy.
My mom makes these very often, but with all maida. Adding half ww flour is a healthy twist. They look perfectly done, crunchy and yummy.
Dear Vardhini, you have a beautiful blog, happy to follow you back, maida biscuit looks so good, cute clicks, great
I love to munch this any time…looks perfect and neatly explained..
These are hands down my son's favorite. He demands them all the time. Yours have come out beautifully !!!
love it a looottt…thanq for sharing…soon try it out….:)
Haven't tried savoury version of the maida biscuit. Nice snack! Adding aata makes it healthy too!
Nimki has come out superbly for you.Very nice presentation !
quick n crispy biscuits…very neatly explained n well presented….you have done perfectly
Very delicious and tasty looking maida cuts. Feel like munching on a few of those.
Mom used to make the sweet versions… But this looks yum too…
YUM!YUM! My Mom used to make this too… so sad to see that you didn't make my favorite version…the sweet ones .
these snacks rock!!!!!
I feel lite taste of ajwain would have made it more tastier!!!!!
Yummy crispy snacks. Looks perfect.
Nice presentation Vardhini. This looks yummy and perfect.
diamond biscuit is my fav and whenever my mom makes mixture for diwali she makes this for me.
perfect tea time snack
Mom Makes this Biscuits,love it…Its come out in perfect shapes.
the pictures are very tempting!
This is our fav. When we have a sudden urge to snack, I make this, very quick and ice clicks
This looks like the ones my mom makes..we call it Maida cuts:-) Love to hav it with a cup of tea
ooh Vardhini !! makes me very nostalgic – both abt these biscuits as well as my grandmom dividing the snacks and namkeens esp after Gokulashtami
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wow !! my mom used to make it regularly when we were kids !! nice munching snack !! perfectly done !!
Brings back some sweet nostalgic moments,we too call it maida biscut and diamond cuts. Lovely post!
Yay…My fav!!! Mom makes this often…on demand from us!!! And each time it hardly lasts for a week even..inspite of making enough to fill 3 big boxes!! I usually get a bit selfis & dont like sharing it when it almost is over ) You can also add some chilli powder to the dough..
This used to be such a regular during my childhood..looks I haven't been preparing it that much for my kids..that plate looks very tempting!
perfect color and texture…perfect crispness..n surely perfect taste!!
I love these for my evening nibbles!!
Perfect with a cup of tea. Nice, self-explanatory pics.
An easy and simple snack.. Kids would love it for sure..
PERFECT SNACK FOR TEA TIME
Wowwwwwwwww.. Looks simply perfect and tempting.. Truly delicious !!
Addictive and super crispy biscuits, feel like munching some..
How are you? I like this one and I note you have used 50: 50 Maida and Atta…that I will remember when I make the namak par-e next time …so far I have been making with 100% atta,
Have a nice day
I love them..spicy as well as sweet version..perfect 2 munch in..:)
Crispy and tasty Nimki…These are my favorite…
Amma used to prepare the sweet version. Dipping them in a sugar syrup. And you have included some wheat flour too..Even I'm like you trying to do away with maida and sometimes I give in too.
o often prepare this one its my famliys fav snack.. yumm
Simple recipe presented nicely. Its been a long time since i made this. Thanks for reminding. You cut them to perfection. Adding of jeera is good which i will follow next time. Its raining here, after going through your munchy recipe feel like popping some! Thanks Vardhini.