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.
Tortilla, a name given by the Spaniards to the unleavened flat bread they found in Mexico round 16th century. The word “Tortilla” comes from the Spanish word “torta” which means round cake. Tortillas are an important part of the diet in South American countries. They are used in sandwich and so on.
But this was my first attempt towards tortilla and it came out well. Tortilla fillings include guacamole, grated cheese, tomato salsa, chopped raw onions and so on…
Once prepared you can store the rest in a zip bag or air-tight container in a refrigerator and use when by re-heating it whenever you need. So it will be an easy mode of food for busy people. Let us move on to the recipe…
- All Purpose Flour / Maida – 2 cups
- Baking Powder – 2 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Olive oil – 5 tbsp
Flour kneaded to dough
About to flattedn
Getting done in griddle
Getting done in the griddle
- Sieve all purpose flour/maida, baking powder, salt together in a wide mouth bowl.
- Pour in water little by little and knead the flour to a soft batter. Leave it for 15 mins.
- Pour in the oil and again start kneading for about 5 mins and let it rest for an hour.
- Roll it in a wet towel.
- Divide the dough to small portions of balls and again rest it for half an hour. Cover with a wet cloth.
- Now flatten the dough by dusting with all purpose flour/maida and start rolling to a flat bread.
- Heat griddle and gently place the rolled bread, drizzle few drops of olive oil along the sides of the bread.
- Wait for 5 mins, swap the side once you spot golden brown color on the bread.
- Wait for 5 mins, till you spot out golden brown color on the bread.
- Wrap it in a cotton towel, to bring it to room temperature.
Serve with any spread.
Note: Store it in an air-tight container or zip bag in refrigerator, and re-heat when you’re in need of it.