This is another snack Kerala Christians make during Christmas time. It is a diamond shaped deep fried snack coated with cardamom flavored sugar syrup. It was a regular snack at home when we were kids; and I always used to pick up and eat the ones that are fully drenched in the sugar syrup :)..... Even without coating in sugar syrup it is a great snack especially with drinks....
Diamond Cuts Vilayichathu / Diamond Cuts coated with Sugar Syrup
All purpose flour/ Maida – 250gm
Egg-1, beaten slightly
Salt- a pinch
Coconut milk- ½ cup or as needed
Oil for deep frying
Mix all purpose flour, egg and salt in a bowl.
Add coconut milk little by little into the flour and knead it into soft and smooth dough.
Cover with a damp cloth for 10 minutes.
Divide the dough into two balls and roll out into thin sheets.
Cut this dough into 1” diamond shape using a pizza cutter or a knife.
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the diamond cuts on medium heat till it turns in to a golden color.
Remove from oil and strain it on a paper towel.
Sugar- 1 cup
Cardamom powder- ½ tsp
Heat sugar and water in a pan; boil this to 1” thread consistency syrup and add powdered cardamom and remove from fire.
Cool slightly and add fried diamond cuts and mix to coat the syrup evenly on diamond cuts.
Cool completely and store in an air tight container.