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Kalakala Sweet Recipe / Diamond Biscuit

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Tamil style Crunchy Kalakala biscuits. Also called as diamond biscuits or Maida biscuits. Kids favorite snack.


  • Measurements Used 1 Cup = 250 ml and 1 teaspoon = 5ml
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 Cardamom
  • 2 Cups Maida / All Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoon ghee
  • a big pinch of salt
  • a big pinch of baking soda (aapa soda)
  • Little Flour for dusting
  • Vegetable Oil for deep frying


  1. Grind the sugar and the cardamom in a small mixie / grinder to a smooth powder. Set aside.
  2. Mix in the Maida (All purpose flour), sugar mixture, a big pinch of salt and a big pinch of baking soda. Add in 2 teaspoon of ghee. Combine well with your fingers to make sure the ghee is evenly mixed.
  3. Start adding water. Add very little at a time. Make a very stiff dough. Make 8 balls out of the dough. Set aside. Dust the dough ball in maida generously and roll each dough ball into a flat circle. Don’t roll it too thin. Roll it a little thicker than chapati.
  4. Cut the circle into little diamonds with the help of a pie cutter or a knife.
  5. Heat oil in a pan in medium flame. Gently add in the diamond cuts to the oil. Fry on low medium flame until golden.
  6. Drain the biscuits on paper towels. Store in an airtight container for up-to 4 days.
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Snacks
  • Cuisine: South Indian, Tamilnadu