Thursday, October 31, 2013

Diamond Cuts / Spicy snack / Savory Diamond cuts / Whole wheat fried chips

Diamond cuts made with whole wheat flour.A savory snack to munch on at  anytime of the day with coffee / tea / drinks(with or without alcohol :))

   An ideal Diwali savory snack to revive your sweet slathered taste buds.
These fried chips were mostly made at home during study holidays.Even though studies would not happen at a steady pace the visit to the kitchen did :)).A nice comfortable chair and a book full of unknown matters refusing to rush into the head made matters worse . Mom thought its my lack of interest but little did she know that  the snack next to me was the culprit that overtook all the eagerness to study :))

                         
                             Now its only a tea time snack as there are no exams to blame on :))


As I was  reading the newspaper the other day I felt someone was looking at my snack he hee... a feathery foodie was drooling from the tree top she even waited until I took a snap of her  :)) Switched branches uncomfortably, I threw her a piece, she pecked on it ,looked at me and flew away.She must have thought what a waste of time! :)) Wish I could refuse fried chips so easily.


Ingredients:

Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
Chili powder-1/2 tsp
Cooking oil- for deep frying
Salt to taste.

Method:

1.Mix the flour ,chili powder,salt 2 tsp oil and enough water knead it to a  pliable dough but not too soft keep it covered for half an hour. Divide the dough into 2 or 3 balls.
2.Roll out each ball into disc.
3.Place each disc on a  plastic sheet or parchment paper then with a knife or pizza cutter cut into small squares/ diamond shapes of 2 cm - 3 cm length (equidistant horizontal and vertical  lines).
4.Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan when it is hot enough (see notes) add few at a time it should puff up then put the slotted spatula and fry it till crisp.
5.Remove on to a paper towel .When it is at room temp put it in air tight container.


NOTE:
  • Put one small square to test.If it becomes dark brown very fast then the oil is too hot , remove from stove and let it cool for few minutes then continue with frying.If the oil is not hot enough it won't puff up and it will absorb too much oil too.
  • Diamond cuts is usually made with maida /all purpose flour.

Hope you liked it.

Meena

25 comments:

  1. my all time favorite snack... .tempting...lovely clicks as usual Meera..

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  2. wow,nice clicks.healthy snack,perfect for tea.

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  3. Oh I love these and mom made them for our snacks too,,, I am so wanting this now.

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  4. The perfect crispy snack and simply stunning.

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  5. tempting snack to munch.. I would never know if i finished them all till the last bite.. can keep eating.. :)

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  6. Yummy and tempting diamond cut savoury chips. It looks very similar to "shankarpali" a sweet or savoury snack made during Diwali. Happy Diwali :)

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  7. lovely pics Meena :)...I love diamond cuts but I usually make it with maida...wheat flour is a healthier option..

    frequent visits to the kitchen during study holidays...I too did that..well that was one thing I liked about those holidays ...he he :)

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  8. I never tried wheat flour version of diamond cuts.It looks so crispy I have to try this.

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  9. Wheat flour version of this snack is very healthy option.Love to try it.Oh that time itself you are intrested in cooking :) ...Happy diwali Meena

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  10. Crispy snack dear never tried with wheat flour...yes,I can also see her peeping at your snacks cutie..loved all your snaps :)

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  11. Irresistible crispy snack, perfect for teatime.

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  12. The diamond cuts seem to such a quick a tasty snack. Even kids are going to love it!

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  13. love this healthy version instead of AP Flour, looks delicious and perfect for this weather with a cup of tea or coffee.

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  14. Diamond cuts with wheat flour ! Healthy version, thanks for the idea

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  15. Wheat cuts are definitely a healthy version. My mom makes it with Maida... Kitchen was my tension reliever spot during my study days too. opening up all the containers just to see, if I have got something to munch always relieved ma tension ;-)

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  16. This is something ive grown up eating but still not got bored of. . Lovely click s..

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  17. I love to munch this snack anytime..perfectly made

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  18. I can finish that whole box rite now, crunchy munchies..

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  19. nice cliks..easy and tasty snack any time to munch...

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  20. Fantastic clicks as usual Meena.. Wonderful snack.. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  21. Meena I saw this post through mobile and missed to drop a comment :) great minds think alike :P we both posted similar recipe and your version surely attracts me more

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  22. Thank you lovely ladies for ur valuable comments.:)

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  23. Wow.. Looks delicious!
    Can these be baked?

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    1. Hi Sanober,
      I have not tried baking diamond cuts but have tried similar ones.I find that it does not puff up and becomes more like a thin cookie kind.Hope that helps, do let me know if u ever try this out.
      Thank you for stopping by.

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