how to make biscuit recipe /kalakala/Bombay lakdi

how to make biscuit recipe /kalakala/Bombay lakdi

how to make biscuit recipe /kalakala/Bombay lakdiMy time and life becomes more interesting and joyous when Iam all involved in discovering various cultural cuisines and what I mean is that if it is all related to food I become more inclined to it!all because of severe passion I have for food.In most of my post if you have read by now will be surely knowing that Iam a sweet mad person and if a scrumptious  sweet food if served even by twelve at night don’t worry I will not have any guilt to wake up at that hour and relish it.Here in South-India sweet diamond cut sweet is called as “kalakala” or “Bombay lakdi” or”sweet maida biscuits” how to make biscuit recipe /kalakala/Bombay lakdiusually are thick biscuits and they are cut into squares and the same is called “shankarpali”or”shakarpara” in North India they are not so thick and cut into diamonds and is a very famous festive sweet in both the parts of India.Bombay-lakdi is the most liked sweet here in our home.Though the shapes and making procedures may vary from place to place the taste of these biscuits are just awesome.It is made as sugar-coated shakarpara’s where no sugar is added to actual dough but it is coated with sugar and this one I have not tasted till now but the actual maida biscuits/kalakala that are available in sweet shops here is a super hit South-Indian snack.Iam so eager to try the sugar-coated version and share it in my website.This biscuit is a melt in your mouth and a sweet with mildness.

how to make biscuit recipe /kalakala/Bombay lakdi

INGREDIENTS:

Maida/All purpose flour – 2 cups
Powdered sugar – 1/2 cup
Ghee – 1/4 cup
Milk – 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder – 1 tsp(optional)
Sooji/Rava – 1 1/2 tbsp,Oil for frying.

METHOD:

1.Take a bowl add powdered sugar and ghee in it and to that add hot milk and mix vigorously till sugar is completely dissolved and there is a change in colour.
2.Now add maida little by little till all combined to form a dough and now add semolina to it and knead for some time and rest for 10-15 minutes.
3.After that again knead the dough for some more time and roll it flat(dough should be neither too hard or soft).
4.Roll it thick(may be 1/4 inch) with a rolling-pin and cut into squares with a sharp knife.
5.Now switch on the stove and heat up the oil in a kadai.
6.When it is heated up(piping hot) slow the flame to medium.
7.Fry it till golden brown and take out in a tissue and store in an airtight container.

 

how to make biscuit recipe /kalakala/Bombay lakdi

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

how to make biscuit recipe /kalakala/Bombay lakdi

Ingredients

  • Maida - 2 cups
  • Powdered sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Ghee - 1/4 cup
  • Milk - 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom powder - 1 tsp(optional)
  • Sooji/rava - 11/2 tbsp
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Take a bowl add powdered sugar and ghee in a bowl and to that add hot milk and mix vigorously till sugar is completely dissolved and a change in colour.
  2. Now add maida little by little till all combined to form a dough and now add semolina to it and knead for some time and rest for 10-15 minutes.
  3. After that again knead the dough for some more time and roll it flat(dough should be neither too hard or soft).
  4. Roll it thick(may be 1/4 inch) with a rolling pin and cut into squares with a sharp knife.
  5. Now switch on the stove and heat up the oil in a kadai.
  6. When it is heated up(piping hot) slow the flame to medium.
  7. Fry it till golden brown and take out in a tissue and store in an airtight container.

Notes

No need to add cardamom powder its optional according to our likings. Kalakala/bombay lakdi/sweet maida biscuits are always rolled thick and cut into square shapes. Shakarpara is rolled thin and cut into diamonds in Northern parts of India. You can substitute water instead of milk. Both shakarpara and kalakala is same but with different names and shakarpara is also called as sweet diamond cuts.

Other sweets to check here:

condensed milk burfi recipe /choco burfi

milkmaid coconut ladoos/Thengai ladoo

Strawberry halwa

Toffee-khoya burfi/Khoya with palm sugar

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  1. Dear you have a friend here who has photo copy qualities as yours as far as having a severe sweet tooth is concerned. I always have double the quantity of desserts than that of the savoury dishes in any buffet. So needless to say I am already drooling over your uber delicious Kalakala. Please courier me a large box of this deliciousness.

  2. I join Piyali as far as desserts are concerned:)…and same pinch Vani….I make sure I have a midnight sweet snack when I am up!!…These shankarpali looks delicious!!