Namkeen Maida Kaju Recipe for Diwali
Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 100 grams
Namkeen maida kaju recipe- Delicious crispy homemade deep fried snack recipe made from refined flour. Prepared during Diwali festival.
  • Refined flour (maida) : 1 cup
  • Salt : 1/2 tsp
  • Carom seeds (ajwain) : 1/2 tsp
  • Oil : 2 tsp
  • Water : 1/3 cup or as required
To knead the dough for maida namkeen
  1. Sieve the refined flour (maida) in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add salt, carom seeds (ajwain) and oil in the flour. Mix well.
  3. While adding little water at time, start kneading the dough from refined flour.
  4. Once the dough is ready keep it aside for 5 minutes.
To make maida kaju from dough
  1. Divide the dough in large lemon size balls.
  2. Start rolling the namkeen dough ball into 6-7 inch big circular disc.
  3. With the help of plastic bottle cap, cut the rolled dough into small small round discs roughly size of a coil.
  4. Now divide the coin size disc further into two piece using same plastic bottle cap.
  5. Repeat the above steps and make cashew nuts and almond shapes from dough.
  6. Our cashews and almonds are ready. Let's fry them.
To deep-fry maida kaju
  1. Heat around 2 cups of oil in a deep bottom pan / kadhai. Once the oil is hot start frying the maida kajus in batches.
  2. Deep fry the maida kajus until they turn golden in color.
  3. Once done remove the fried kajus and place them on kitchen towel/paper napkin.
  4. Delicious crispy namkeen maida kaju are ready. Sprinkle some chaat masala on top (optional) to give a tangy twist to this Diwali snack recipe.
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