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Mathri Recipe

Namkeen Mathri Recipe
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Crispy flaky crackers made by deep frying salted Plain Flour discs and enjoyed as a tea time snack.

Mathris are round flat crackers made by deep frying Maida/ Plain Flour discs. They are crunchy and flaky and are a favorite tea time snack.

You can make these mathris in bulk and store them in an airtight container for upto a month. They are generally enjoyed as a small snack in between meals and can also be eaten along with pickle.

To make Mathris at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.

Also see : Namak Pare

Servings: 1 Big Jar (20-25 Servings)


Cuisine: Indian

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Nutrition (per serving)



Carbohydrates: 19g

Protein: 3g

Ingredients for Mathri Recipe

  • 3 Cups Maida/ Plain Flour
  • 1 Cup Sooji/ Semolina
  • 2 Teaspoon Ajwain/ Carom Seeds/ Celery Seeds
  • 1-2 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
  • 1 Cup Desi Ghee or Cooking Oil

Step By Step Instructions With Photos For Mathri Recipe

  • Mix 3 cups of Maida/ Plain Flour with 1 cup of Sooji/ Semolina in a wide vessel.

  • Add 2 teaspoons Ajwain/ Carom Seeds and 1-2 Teaspoon Salt according to your taste.

  • Then add 1 cup of molten Desi Ghee and mix well with your hands to coat the flour in the ghee completely.

  • Add around 1 cup water in small increments to make a tight dough. Divide this dough into small equal portions.

  • Shape the divided dough into small balls and place them onto a flat surface. Use a rolling pin to flatten them out into small puris around 3-4 inches in diameter.

  • Heat oil in a pan and fry the mathris in batches till they turn light golden brown in color. Fry them on medium heat for the first few minutes and then turn the heat to low to allow them to cook from the inside.

  • Drain the excess oil by placing the mathris on a kitchen roll. Mathris are ready. You can serve them immediately or store them for later use. For storage, allow the mathris to cool completely otherwise they will become soggy. Then store them in a airtight container in a cool dry place.

    Also see : Namak Pare

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  1. Hi there, very nice recipe. It would be great help if you can mention how many grams when you say a cup?
    Awaiting your reply. How many GRAMS is 1 CUP?

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