Maida Biscuits

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Desserts Cookies


20 min



4 persons




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This dessert is really unique and you have, probably, not tried anything like that before. Maida biscuits belong to the traditional Indian cuisine. They are easy to cook and very tasty! You are welcome to cook them right away to surprise your loved ones!


  • flour : 1 cup
  • ghee : 1.5 Tbsp (or butter)
  • green cardamom : 3 piece
  • sugar : 4 Tbsp
  • milk : 2 Tbsp (boiled)
  • water : 1 Tbsp (or as much as needed)
  • salt : 1 pinch
  • oil : 300 ml (or more, for deep frying)

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Stages of cooking

  1. Remove cardamom seeds from the shells. Grind them to get the powder, add a pinch of sugar.

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  2. Take a deep bowl and mix flour, ghee, salt, milk and 3 tablespoons of sugar cardamom powder in it.

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  3. Pour water and knead soft dough. As soon as the dough is ready, cover it with a towel or a lid and leave for about 15-20 minutes.

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  4. Sprinkle some flour on the kitchen counter and roll out the dough. Cut the dough into strips and then into diamond-shaped biscuits. Leave them on the table for about 5 minutes.

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  5. Now, take a frying pan, heat ghee and oil in it. 

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  6. Deep fry on low or medium heat for about 3-4 minutes until the biscuits become golden or light brown.

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  7. As soon as the biscuits are ready, take them out of oil and drain on paper towels well to get rid of extra oil.

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  8. Sprinkle with powdered sugar cardamom and let the biscuits cool down well. Bon appétit!

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