Sweet diamond biscuits ~ Kala Kala

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Sweet diamond biscuits a.k.a kala kala are made with all purpose flour/maida. One of the all time favorite biscuits. Though made with maida, the crispy  and mild sweetness makes it on top of favorite sweets lists.Sweet dimond biscuit

Pictorial directions for making diamond biscuits:

  1. Take maida, pinch of salt, pinch of baking powder, butter and mix well. Add water little by little and make it to a smooth dough.
  2. Take a lemon sized ball out of dough. Spread it round and make horizontal and vertical stripes with zigzag cutter or knife. Take the diamonds to a plate.
  3. Heat oil and put in those diamonds. Fry until golden brown. Filter to a  paper towel.
  4. Melt sugar to 1 string consistency with cardamom powder.
  5. Add sugar syrup little by little to the bowl containing diamonds and toss well until sugar syrup is coated well.

Sweet diamond biscuit recipe:

Sweet diamond biscuits a.k.a Kala kala

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes


  • 1/2 Kg All purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/8 Tsp Salt
  • 1/8 Tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 Kg Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Powdered cardamom


  • Mix together flour, butter, salt and baking powder. Add water and make it to a smooth dough.
  • Melt sugar and mix in cardamom powder. Bring it to a one string consistency.
  • Flatten a lemon sized dough to a round and cut diamonds using zigzag cutter/knife. 
  • Fry the pieces in hot oil until brown. Transfer to a paper towel.
  • Add the sugar syrup to the diamonds and mix/toss well. Let it cool and store it in air tight container.

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