Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Diamond Cuts... :)

I walked over to a neighbor's place with some cookies & their mum who was visiting told me that she was frying something. I couldn't really place the local name & when she offered to show me what it was, i readily nodded along.. ;) Turns out they were diamond cuts (named so 'coz of the shape) made with wheat flour. It does involve frying but then, she was using wheat flour instead of AP flour. Yaaay!!! :) They turned out to be addictive... made some today so that T could take them to work & munch on.

You need:
1 cup wheat flour(atta)
2 tsps semolina (rava) - optional
1/2 to 3/4 cup powdered sugar - according to taste
2-3 tsp butter or clarified butter(ghee)
1/4 cup or more or warm water for kneading

How to:
Mix the wheat flour, semolina & sugar together. Add the butter & mix thoroughly. Using the warm water, knead to make a pliable dough.
Roll into chapatis and cut into desired shapes. These chapatis could be thicker.
Deep fry in oil on a medium flame. Drain on a paper towel when they are golden brown.
These are soft when just drained & will harden as they cool down after which you could devour them or store them in air tight containers. :)

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