Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Savory Diamond Cuts | Thukada | Diwali recipe

Savory Diamond cuts / Thukada, an easy savoury recipe for this diwali. When i mentioned that i'm going to post this diamond cuts recipe for diwali to ST, he immediately said that's very easy,even we(him and his brother & sister) made this snack when we were in holidays on our schooldays.Yep, it's that much easy,even you can include your kids in cutting the diamonds, they would love to too that.Now let's see how to make this easy snack.

Savory Diamond Cuts

Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsMakes : 2 1/2 cups 
Recipe Category: Snacks | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seed - 1/2 tsp
Sesame seed - 1/2 tsp
Oil/ Butter - 2 tsp
Salt -to taste
Oil - for frying
Water - to kneed dough

Take flour in a bowl, add red chili powder,salt,cumin seed and sesame seed into the flour.Mix it well with flour,add 2 tsp of oil, mix it well and then add water slowly to form a stiff dough.The dough should be stiff like poori dough , keep it aside for 15 mins. Then make four equal size balls from the dough.Take a dough ball and roll into sheets with rolling pin, with knife/pizza cutter, cut the sheets into thin strips.Then again cut diagonally  to form diamond shape.Remove the diamond cuts and place it on separate plate . Similarly do the same for remaining dough.Heat the oil in sauce pan/kadai, drop few diamond cuts into the oil and fry it in medium flame.Once it becomes golden brown, remove it from oil and place it on tissue. Do the same for the remaining diamond cuts.Tasty & crispy Diamond cuts is ready.Let it cool completely & then store it in air tight container.
  • Always fry in medium flame for even coloring.
  • The diamond cuts look like sticks to each other before frying,don't worry, once you put it in hot oil, it will automatically separate.
  • If you like the omam flavor, add 1/4 tsp of omam instead of cumin seed.
  • The dough should be stiff, otherwise it absorbs lot of oil.
  • The rolled sheets should be medium thick like pooris. 

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