As a child this was a common snack found at home that I loved to eat after coming back from school. My mom used to make them in large quantities and store them in air tight containers. Easy to cook and above all a tasty munch over a cup of tea in the evenings, these gold colored crackers recipe comes straight from my moms kitchen to my dear bloggers.
All purpose flour/Maida - 2 cups
Salt - 1 tsp
ajwain/carmom seeds - 1 tsp
ghee - 1 tsp
oil for deep frying
1. Take a large bowl and mix maida, salt and ajwain seeds. Add ghee and to this and mix well .
2. Make a well in the center and add water slowly while mixing, till it forms a pliable dough.
3. Knead the dough till smooth (about 4 - 5 mts), cover and leave it for 10 - 15 mts.
4. Divide the dough into 2 halves and roll out into thin puris.
5. Cut each puri into long strips 1 cm wide and then again diagonally into diamond shape.
6. Heat oil in a deep kadhai (To check if oil is ready for frying, a pinch of dough dropped in should pop up/float immediately on top) and fry these diamonds in batches till golden brown.
7. Serve with a hot cup of tea or soup of your choice. These can be stored in air tight containers and their shelf life is longer too.
Labels: maida chips