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Sweet Diamond Cuts | A Diwali Recipe

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Sweet diamond cuts are one of the popular sweet made during diwali.

These diamond cuts are quite addictive and you can't stop with a few, so i always make them in large batches and store them.

 Other than  the process of the rolling the dough and cutting them into small diamonds[which is quite time consuming if you make in large batches], the process of making these is very simple.



There is also a savory version of this diamond cuts, which are equally addictive as the sweet ones.

Now let us see how to make this delicious sweet,


RibbonPAkoda SWEET DIAMOND CUTS

By Sathya Sankar 

Yeilds 4cups


Ingredients
  • 2 cups All-purpose flour/Maida
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten [optional]
  • water, as needed to form the dough
  • I cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Oil, for deep frying
Method
  • Sift the all-purpose flour into a wide bowl, add the salt and egg and mix well.
  • Slowly add water little by little and knead a firm dough.
  • Divide equal balls of  the dough and set aside.
  • Using a rolling pin and rolling board, roll the dough into a circle, as you would for chapatis. Using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter, cut the rolled dough into small diamonds.
  • Remove the diamonds form the rolling board and place it on a baking tray dusted with flour, so that the diamond won't stick together.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining dough and now your diamond are ready to be fried.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, once the oil is hot drop the diamonds gently into the oil.
  • Do not overcrowd the pan or else they will stick to each other.
  • Once the diamonds puff up and comes to the surface of the oil, gently move them around, wait till they are nice and golden and drain them onto a paper towel.
  • Once you have fried all the diamonds, its time to make the sugar syrup.
  • In a wide pan, add the sugar and water and mix until the sugar dissolves. Bring the syrup to a boil and check for one string consistency.
  • When you touch the sugar syrup between your thumb and index finger and stretch, a single thread should be formed and at this stage switch of the stove.
  • Drop the fried diamond into the sugar syrup and toss to coat well.
  • Let it cool down and store it in a airtight container.
Notes
  • Adding egg to the recipe makes the diamonds a little crispier , but it is totally optional.
  • Instead of adding the sugar syrup, powdered sugar can also be added to the fried diamonds.Keep in mind the diamonds should be warm for the powdered sugar to stick to it.
  • Oil should always be medium hot for frying the diamonds.


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