Masala Mathri/ making of tasty mathri

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Mathri is a popular Rajasthani snack, that is usually had with a cup or tea or with pickle. It is crispy, flaky, mild spicy and tasty. It’s been one of the favourite at home. Masala mathri is a slightly modified version to the regular one.

Mathri is usually made with all purpose flour. But it can be made healthier by mixing equal quantity of wheat flour along with it, for now I am enjoying this version.

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masala mathri

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour (maida)
  • 1/4 teaspoon soda
  • salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chat masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 teaspoon ghee
  • water for kneading
  • oil for frying

Method:

  1. Sieve wheat flour, all purpose flour and soda together.
  2. Add cumin, carom seeds, peeper powder, chat masala, garam masala and salt. Mix it.
  3. Put ghee and rub it well in the flour.
  4. Add water and knead to a dough of hard consistency.
  5. Cover it with a thin muslin cloth and keep it aside for ten minutes.
  6. Take a small ball of the dough and roll it into 3 to 4 inches in  diameter. It should be slightly thick.
  7. Roll a few more mathris.
  8. Heat oil in a pan.
  9. Take the rolled mathri and prick them with a fork.
  10. Put a couple of them in oil and fry on medium heat until golden in colour.
  11. Remove them on a tissue paper.
  12. Store them in an airtight container.

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other spices

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ghee

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small balls

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pricked

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masala mathri

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  1. Piyali says:

    So so yummy. Love the flavours, ajwain, chat masala. Wonderfully explained.

  2. Dorothy says:

    Looks very good. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. Masala Mathri looks very crispy and flaky. A must snack in any Indian house. Beautifully presented with detailed pics.

  4. Looks yummy. I tried masala mathri so many times but failed every time. . Will surely try your recipe this time.

  5. Mandeep says:

    Concise instructions, will be trying this recipe over the weekend. Thanks!

  6. Zarah says:

    I’ve never had them before but they sound and look super yummy! I’ll have to give this a try one of these days and maybe try them with some Cuban coffee 🙂

  7. This is nice as a movie snack. I will try this.

  8. kristal says:

    These seem to have a lot of flavor in. I wonder if these can last for a week.

  9. It’s routine and must snack at home… Love it for munching.. delicious

  10. Sandhya says:

    Jayashree, Mathri is a favorite in our home too. I love your detailed step by step recipe. they look so yummy that I would finish the whole batch with a couple of cups of tea 🙂

  11. Delicious share.. Always a please to make in home…

  12. Lathiya says:

    Perfect tea time snack…crunchy and crispy

  13. Jagruti says:

    These are my favourite , with masala chai it’s a perfect combination!

  14. Oh this is too tempting as mathris are my all time favorite snack and I’m trying to avoid fried snacks 🙁 I too mix both wheat and plain flour. Also sometimes add a bit of jowar flour.

  15. One of my favorite things to have with tea very well explained😊

  16. Padmajha PJ says:

    Such an awesome snack to go with a cup of coffee! I am making this soon.

  17. Sapana Behl says:

    I love masala mathri and just need a cup of tea to finsih them all.

Masala Mathri/ making of tasty mathri