Maida Cake or Maida Biscuit is one of the sweet snack found in all Tamil Nadu Bakeries. A very easy and simple deep fried snack which can be prepared in bulk and stored in an air-tight container for 2 weeks. It is most commonly prepared around Deepavali / Diwali in all south Indian families. Let me share the recipe…
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Maida Cake / Maida Biscuits
- Maida / All-purpose flour – 1 cup (1 cup = 200 ml)
- Melted Butter – 2 ½ tbsp
- Sugar – 1 ½ tbsp
- Milk – 3 tbsp
- Cooking soda – a pinch
- Cardamom powder – a pinch
- Salt – a pinch
- Oil for deep frying.
Making of Maida Cake / Maida Biscuits –
- Take maida/all-purpose flour, melted butter, sugar, milk, cooking soda, cardamom powder, and salt in a bowl.
- Mix them well with your hands, sprinkle little water and knead it to dough.
- Let the dough rest for 5 to 10 mins, so that the sugar would get melted.
- Meanwhile heat oil in a kadai. Take a small portion of the rolled out dough and roll it in between your palms (lengthwise).
- Chop them into small pieces and deep fry them in oil.
- Cook only in medium flame, so that it would be cooked well else it would be burnt and remain uncooked in the center.
- Drain the oil and remove them from fire.
- Bring it room temperature and store them in an air-tight container for 2 weeks.
Note: Measurement is very important in this recipe, if the butter gets increased it would be flaky and if it gets reduced it would be hard. Also if the sugar gets increased it would be burnt immediately, so take care of the measurements. Make sure only to sprinkle water when you knead the dough.
Diwali / Deepavali is one of the most important festivals of India, which is commonly celebrated by most of the Indians. Diwali or Deepavali means festival of lights, Diwali signifies the victory of light over darkness. Diwali falls between mid-October and mid-November.
Diwali is celebrated in different ways all over India. In TamilNadu, Diwali is known as Deepavali – means lamp lights, it signifies the death of Narakasura at the hands of Lord Krishna. Narakasura a demon, tortured people and then Lord Krishna defeated him. Then people celebrate the Narakasura’s defeat by taking oil bath, wearing clothes, preparing variety of sweets, wearing new dress, bursting crackers and then visiting temples. They also exchange sweets with neighbors and friends.
Diwali Sweets and Snacks
Usually I am fond of Deepavali right from the childhood as my name “DEEPA” relates with the Festival, moreover we get three to four new dress, the first one is a traditional dress may be a silk saree or silk pavadai (long skirt) for women and silk dhoti for men, the second one is a compulsory party wear and then the others may be of what is new in store or what is hot in trend. My mom and grand ma prepares sweets and savories for almost a week time. On the deepavali night we start bursting crackers, with care and safe. Not miss this but nowadays this had become the most essential – Television Programs with lots of live shows, recently released movies and so on. Also there will at least 4 to 5 new movies of top stars getting released and we use go for the movies on the next day.
Diwali recipes in youtube / Deepavali recipes / Diwali Video recipes –
As a food blogger now, let me share few of the Diwali sweets and savories with you and also stay tuned for few more upcoming recipes…
Milk Poli / Paal Poli
Beetroot Halwa / Beet Halwa
Bottlegourd / Surakkai / Lauki Halwa
Rava Laddu/Semolina Laddu/Sooji Laddu
Sweet Diamond cuts with wheat flour
Oats Dryfruit Burfi (Sugar Free)
Badam (Almond) Halwa
Mung Bean Laddu / Paasipayaru Laddu
Maida Cake / Maida Biscuits
Corn Flour Halwa / Bombay Halwa / Karachi Halwa
Karupatti Mittai / PalmJaggery Candy
Thaen Mittai / Honey Candy
Sweet Somas recipe / somas recipe / Karanji Recipe
Custard Powder Halwa / How to make Custard Powder Halwa / Easy Halwa recipe – Diwali recipe
Instant Bread Jamun recipe / How to make Gulab jamun with Bread / Gulab Jamun recipe
Coconut Milk Murukku Recipe / Thengai Paal Murukku recipe / Murukku Recipe – Diwali recipe
Ribbon pakkoda / Nada Thenkuzhal
Rava Murukku / Semolina Chakli
Savory Diamond cuts with Maida
Ulunda vadai / Fritters
Mullu murukku / how to make mullu murukku at home / Easy Murkku recipe for Diwali
Paruppu vadai / Masala Vadai / Lentil Fritters
Aval Mixture / Flattened rice Mixture
Butter Murkku recipe / Benne Chakli / How to make vennai murukku / Easy Murkku recipe
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