Maida biscuit is a very popular snack in India. It is one of the most easiest snack or biscuit recipe which can be prepared at home with very few ingredients and does not require an oven or a cookie cutter. It is a perfect tea time snack.We prepare both sweet and salted version of this biscuit. Today we are going to learn how to make salted maida biscuit following our easy recipe.
How to prepare Maida Biscuit (khara biscuit)
Prep time - under 15 mins
Cook time - under 20 mins
All purpose flour/Maida - 1 1/4 cup
Ghee or butter -2 tbsp
Cooking soda/baking soda - 1/3 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Hing/Asafoetida -1/4 tsp
Salt as needed
Oil for frying
Sieve the flour and keep it aside.
First mix (cream together vigorously) butter (or ghee) and cooking soda well with your hands as we do for badusha
Then add maida, chilli powder, hing and salt.
Add water and knead into a stiff but smooth dough.(to make it easier, you can grease your hands with ghee)
Roll it out just as you do for chapati (neither too thin nor thick)
Using a biscuit cutter/roller, cut the dough into diamond shapes or squares. (if you do not have a biscuit or pizza cutter, you can use a sharp knife)
Heat oil and deep fry it in batches till golden brown.
Allow it to cool. Then store it in an airtight container if there are any biscuits left.
Note - Instead of chilli powder, you can pepper powder + jeera for a different flavour.
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