Mathri with Besan Filling
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Mathri with besan filling brings out a crispy crunchy mathri recipe right from the Punjabi households and straight on your table. The mathris are prepared with besan filling and enjoyed with tea .
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Mathri with Besan Filling recipe - How to make Mathri with Besan Filling
Preparation Time: Preparation Time : 30 mins. Cooking Time: Cooking Time : 45 mins. Total Time:
- Combine the plain flour, ghee, salt and enough water to make a semi-soft dough. knead well.
- Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside.
- Combine all the ingredients and sauté over a slow flame till the gram flour turns golden brown in colour.
- Cool completely and divide the filling into 5 equal portions. keep aside.
- Divide the dough into 5 equal portions.
- Roll out each portion of the dough into a 50 mm. (2") diameter circle.
- Place one portion of the filling in the centre of each rolled dough circle and bring the ends together so as to seal the filling inside completely.
- Roll out the stuffed dough circle to make a 100 mm. (4") diameter circle taking care to ensure the filling does not spill out.
- Pinch the sides of the mathri using your finger tips.
- Pinch the surface of the rolled out mathri so as to form a design.
- Prick the mathri all over with a fork.
- Repeat steps 2 to 7 with the remaining portions of the dough and filling.
- Deep fry the mathris in hot oil till they are half cooked. drain.
- Once all the mathris are half-cooked, deep fry them over a slow flame till they are golden brown in colour. these take a long time to fry as the crust is thick and needs to be cooked on the insides also.
- Drain on absorbent paper.
- Cool and store in an air-tight container.
- Serve with pickle or masala tea.
This recipe was contributed by vishakha_p on 28 May 2002
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