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Thursday, April 15, 2010

~Atta Diamond Cuts~

Today I wanted to surprise my hubby with something special from my childhood days. Aha! Idea Ammachi! I started craving for these just as soon as the idea showed up. Not only did I surprise my hubby, I impressed him so much that he said he could eat these for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!



  • Atta (wheat) flour - 1.5 Cups
  • All purpose flour (maida) - 1 Cup
  • Powdered Sugar - 2/3 Cup
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Water - as needed
  • Olive Oil - 2-3 tbsp ~ enough to shallow fry ~ alternative: use vegetable oil
1. Sift and mix well atta, all purpose flour, salt, and powdered sugar into a bowl.
2. Add small amts. of water, and mix with hand, until it becomes one large ball of dough.
3. Knead the dough for a min., then create tennis size balls which you should thinly roll out with a rolling pin.
4. Cut diamond shapes with a large knife (or whatever knife works).
5. Heat oil in a large pan, and place diamond cut slices into it until it browns. 

~I like to shallow fry, unless I really have to use more oil for something. This snack is quite healthy and palatable. 

You can create these without adding the sugar, instead add:
  •  two pinches of red chilli powder
  • two-three pinches ajwain seeds
  • another pinch or two of salt 

(mixing all three into the dry ingredients before creating the dough) to make it a nice salty snack!

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