Mathri (Salted Crackers) – Manjula’s Kitchen

Mathri (Salted Crackers)

Mathri (Salted Crackers)

Mathri (Salted Crackers) are similar to salted crisp crackers and are a very popular afternoon snack. Traditionally, mathris are served with spicy pickles.Makes 40 to 50 mathri.

Course Appetizer, Snack

Cuisine Indian

  • 2 cup All Purpose flour plain flour or maida
  • ½ cup sooji semolina flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ajwain
  • 4 Tbsp oil
  • ¾ cup lukewarm water use as needed
  • Oil to fry
  • Mix all the ingredients except the water.

  • Add the water little at a time, kneading into a firm dough.

  • Cover the dough and set aside for 15 minutes or more.

  • Divide the dough into about 40 equal parts.

  • Take each part of the dough and make a flat ball shape. Roll them into 2 inch circles.

  • Prick each mathri with a fork in 5 to 6 places, so the mathris do not puff when frying.

  • Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat.

  • The frying pan should have atleast 1 1/2 inch of oil.To check if the oil is ready, put a small piece of dough in the oil. The dough should make the oil sizzle and come up slowly.

  • Fry a few matris at a time. Make sure to place just enough mathris to cover the frying oil.

  • Fry the mathris until both sides are a light golden-brown.

  • Mathris can be stored for a couple of months in airtight containers.
  • If the mathris are cooked on high heat, they will be soft.

Keyword Biscuits, Crackers, Flour, Maida, Mathri, Matri, Matthi, pickles, Salted, Sooji, Spicy, Vegan

Originally posted 2007-10-21 14:53:15.

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