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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Mathri (Deep Fried Crackers - Snack)

             Mathris are favourite snacks usually popular in the Northern regions of India. There are many versions to it where the ingredients differ from one region to the other. Whatever the reason they simply tastes delicious and yummy to enjoy these crunchy snacks along with a cup of hot beverage.    

          Mathris are basically prepared with a dough of maida, atta and other spices. They are then deep fried to get that crunchy texture. So go ahead and make them by following a step by step method with pictures to prepare it.

  • 3/4 cup maida (plain flour)
  • 1/4 cup atta (wheat flour)
  • salt to taste
  • pinch of turmeric pwder
  • pinch of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. ajwain (carom seeds)
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed pepper 
  • oil to deep fry

          Sift together maida, atta, salt and baking soda. Add 2 tbsp. oil to it and mix well to form into breadcrumbs.

          Then add remaining ingredients (except oil) and knead into a dough with the help of required quantity of water. Set aside for 30 minutes.

          Divide the dough into equal portions and roll each ball of dough into a circle / oblong shape. Cut into small roundels with a help of a cutter.

          Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the mathris into batches till light golden brown in colour. Drain on a kitchen towel and when cool, store in an air tight container. Enjoy as a tea-time snack.

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