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)
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 too 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 until golden brown.
Allow it to cool. Then store it in an airtight container. It has a self life of a week.
Note - Instead of chilli powder, you can pepper powder + jeera for a different flavour.
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