Thursday, December 16, 2010


Today the weather is so peculiar that it is changing colors for every one  hour. When I was getting ready for my daughter's swimming class it was so hot that I closed all the windows.By that time I was at swimming center it has started raining.When we were returning from swimming class again, the sun has started playing peek-a-boo. After one hour there was a heavy rain with hail stones. My daughter had fun playing with them.Now the weather is lovely with cool breeze which made me to crave for something spicy and crunchy with my after noon tea.As I got bored of pakoda, bajji I want to try something different and finally decided to prepare mathri. It is a rajasthani snack traditionally served with pickle.It is easy to make and will serve as great accompaniment with tea.

Plain flour-2cups
Water-1/2 cup
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Kalonji seeds-1tsp(Optional)
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Oil-2tbsp+for deep frying


  1. Mix flour,semolina  with 2tbsp of oil and form  a crumble.
  2. Now add salt,chilly powder,kalonji seeds, cumin seeds to the flour.
  3. Add water little by little and make soft dough.
  4. Now roll the dough into 1" chapathi and with the help of cookie cutter or biscuit cutter make round mathris.
  5.  or you can make the dough into small balls and roll each ball into small disc.
  6. Prick each mathri with fork at 4-5 places.
  7. Heat oil in frying pan. When the oil is medium hot fry these mathris until they turn pale yellow

Forming crumble with flour and oil before adding rest of the ingredients will give very good texture to mathris.
Pricking mathris with fork is very much important because when you fry them they may pop up like puri .To prevent this, prick them with fork at 4-5 places. Mathris which pop up in oil will be soft and chewy.


Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Love them any day. They are my son's favorite snack :)

Dr.Sameena Prathap


Nice snack...One of my favorites...:)


Suja Sugathan said...

Perfect inviting.

Hasna said...

lovely snack...hve seen them in some other blog served with achar..though never tried...bookmarked this one