Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Maida Biscuits-Salt Biscuit Recipe-How to make Maida Biscuit

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.

Maida Biscuits

How to prepare Maida Biscuit (khara biscuit)

Prep time - under 15 mins
Cook time - under 20 mins

Ingredients needed 

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

Preparation 

Sieve the flour and keep it aside.

Method

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.

Maida biscuit recipe

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.

How to prepare Maida biscuit

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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22 comments:

  1. Delicious and crisp traditional biscuits.Your biscuit cutter looks too cute.

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  2. this looks delicious. We call these Shankarpale...

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  3. these are my absolute favorite and i love your neat and clear cut diamonds...

    Priya
    Cook like Priya

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  4. Wish to munch some these crispy beauties;

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  5. tht's looks so tempting ...yum

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  6. All time fave snack!looks mouthwatering

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  7. Super tempting..Has perfect thickness..good one Padhu..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  8. These look delicious. We make something similar too but call them something else.

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  9. This is always my simple n fav snack

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  10. Lovely dear I am going it make this and link it back to ur site.Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Hi Padhu, I dont want o deep fry these lovely biscuits. any tips on making them oven-baked?

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  12. Gats - You can bake these biscuits. Pre-heat the oven at 180 degree centigrade for 15 minutes.Then bake until they are lightly browned or until done.

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  13. Thanks for ur recipe...Its really helpful..Inspired from your blog..

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  14. hi padhu, can tell me how to make sweet gala gala

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  15. hi padhu,
    It's great.. I also make this biscuit in home but i add egg also.

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  16. Hi padhu
    Nice recipe thanks!!!
    This can be made with sugar also.. I have had it sweet in my friend's home but I don't know the recipe.
    Can you plz tell me how to add sugar and do these biscuits

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