Can Diamonds Make you Fat??

YES!! When they look like this…

Diamond Cuts- Diwali Sweet

I just love these ‘Diamond Cuts’ as they are called back in my hometown Kerala. Although my mom never made them, I’ve had these goodies at homes of various friends and relatives and I’m always filled with longing when I think of these ‘precious sweets’. I used the recipe that I found on a college-mates blog but made it using whole wheat flour instead. They were ALMOST as good as the real thing. ALMOST. Nevertheless, my boy’s finished the whole lot almost immediately. I guess it was a case of Diamonds being a boy’s best friend.

Ingredients for Diamond Cuts:

* 2 cups whole wheat flour
* 2 1/2 tbsp beaten egg
* A generous pinch of salt
* Enough Water to knead into a pliable dough
* Seeds from 2 cardamoms, crushed
* Oil for deep frying

Directions:

Mix the flour, egg and salt; add water in very little by little and knead well until you get soft dough .Add in the crushed cardamom. Once the dough is ready, cover it with a damp cloth for 15 minutes.
Roll out the dough and cut into a diamond shape.
Diamond Cuts
Fry in hot oil until it puffs and and turns a goldenish colour.
Dust liberally with icing sugar or use sugar syrup as mentioned in the original recipe..actually i was rather pressed for time so took the easier way out…

Diamond Cuts
These Diamonds go to the Sweet Series” event going on at Mom’s Recipies.

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  1. Looks nice, love the picture too.

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  2. I don’t mind getting fat..:).Love these diamond cuts..we make it eggless:).

    Hey is Shn your college mate..please update:)

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  3. They look delicious. This reminds me of Malasadas that I used to eat in Honolulu, Hawaii at Leonard’s Bakery. If you ever go to Hawaii, try the original malasadas (without any fillings). Really tasty. http://www.leonardshawaii.com

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  4. 🙂 I’ll take these diamonds any day over the cold, gleaming kind. They look so yummy!

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  5. looks delicious!

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  6. urmi

     /  October 10, 2009

    This is absolutely new recipe for me. Looks yummy and delicious. I will try your lovely recipe. Nice pictures.

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  7. Cham

     /  October 9, 2009

    Do they add egg? That is quiet different recipe 🙂 I love the snowy look definetly make me fat just by seeing 🙂

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  8. We make a similar one but without eggs, you can also make it spicy and use as savory.

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  9. love the title of your post!!

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  10. Come on, such delicious goodies don’t make you fat. Just happy 🙂

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  11. Oh boy – I love these. My friend from school used to carry some as a snack. They were always completely devoured within minutes.
    I’m now hoping that someday you’ll do a post on rose cookies too. 🙂 The last time I tried making those – disaster!

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  12. Gorgeous diamonds biscuits!!looks tremendous, feel like munching!

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  13. Look delicious with that sugar coating. We make them without eggs though. 🙂

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  14. This is a reminiscent of the french Beignets! Love the diamonds!;)

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