Maida / All Purpose Flour -1 cups
Red Chilli Powder-3/4 - 1 tsp (optional)( u can skip or u can add as u r taste)
Baking Soda-a pinch
Ajwain Seeds-1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Butter / Ghee / oil-1.5 tbsp
Oil- to deep fry
In a mixing bowl,add the maida,salt,chilli powder,ajwain seeds and mix well.
Now add the hot ghee mix it well with your ands so that the ghee is incorporated very well in the flour.
Now sprinkle water little by little and knead into a smooth,pliable yet firm dough.If the dough is loose,the biscuits will turn out soggy.
Cover the dough and rest it at least for 20 minutes.Resting helps in making the dough more pilable.
After the resting time,knead the dough again for a couple of minutes and divide them into 3 equal sized balls.
Take one of the balls and Using a rolling pin,roll out each ball of dough into a flat disk (10" disk) it should be medium thick not too thin or too thick.
Take a knife or pizza cutter,cut the dough into thin horizontal strips.
Now cut them vertically to give you small diamond shapes.Slowly remove them from the surface & keep them in a plate or tray to fry.Repeat with the rest of the dough.
When the oil is hot enough,add all the diamond to the oil,turn heat to medium heat.
Fry well on both side until they turn light brown & crisp.
Once done, remove from the oil using slotted spatula and drain the excess oil in paper towel.
Once it has cooled ,store in air tight container.Repeat the same with remaining dough.
Enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea!!!