Masala Mathri

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Crispy and flavourful, Masala Mathri can be prepared quite easily with readily available ingredients like plain flour, carom seeds and cumin seeds, and so on. A tablespoon of melted ghee, added to the dough, helps impart a flaky crispness to this delectable snack. You can make the mathris in bulk and store in an airtight container to serve with tea whenever required.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 5 mathris
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  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a stiff dough using enough water.
  2. Divide the dough into 5 equal portions.
  3. Roll out one portion of the dough into a 100 mm. (4”) diameter circle.
  4. Pinch the edges of the rolled mathri to form a design. (as shown in image 1)
  5. Prick the mathri with a fork at regular intervals. (as shown in image 2)
  6. Repeat steps 3 to 5 to make 4 more mathris.
  7. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and deep-fry 3 mathris at a time, on a medium flame for 8 to10 minutes or till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  8. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  9. Repeat step 7 to deep-fry 2 more mathris in one more batch.
  10. Serve or store in an air-tight container.

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 on 28 Nov 14 09:20 AM

Excellent!! I added whole wheat flour in equal proportion and doubled the quantities! Loved the crispy mathris!! Thank you yet again Tarla jee!
 on 10 Sep 14 03:14 PM

These crispy mathris are a little spicy in taste. Being a rajasthani dish, it can also be served with spicy pickle. A special care should be taken while making that it should not puff like puris. They should be crisp.
 on 01 Nov 10 05:21 AM

I made this recipe as per instructions. I was extremely flaky, crisp and delicious.