5 from 1 vote
Mathri recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Mathri is a indian spiced salt crackers made with white flour flavoured with methi,ajwain jeera and black pepper.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 40 small mathris
Author: Sharmilee J
  • 1 cup plain white flour(maida)
  • 1/2 tsp ajwain
  • 1/2 tsp jeera
  • 1/4 tsp freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 tsp dried kasoori methi
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to deep fry
  1. In a mixing bowl take white flour,add ajwain,jeera,salt,pepper powder,dried methi and ghee.

  2. First mix well with your fingers.

  3. Add water little by little to form a smooth dough.Set aside for 15mins.

  4. Now pinch and divide the dough into small equal potions.Place each portion on your palms to make a ball first.Then slightly flatten it, it should not be very thin.Don't worry if it doesn't form a perfect circle, thats how a mathri should be.

  5. Then prick with a fork on both the sides.Likewise finish off the entire dough.Heat oil in pan, don't heat it smoking hot.When you put a pinch of dough in heated oil it should slowly come up,thats the right temperature.Add 3-4 matris.

  6. Cook in low flame,flip and cook.

  7. Cook till golden.Drain in tissue paper and store in a clean dry container.

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