Punjabi Mathia


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Punjabi mathia is a savoury wheat flour based Punjabi specialty snack item which is must during festivals like Diwali and Holi. The wheat flour is mixed with besan(gram flour) along with spices like red chilli powder, slat and garam masala. The dough is rolled like small flat breads and then fried similar to poories.Punjabi Mathias are delicious when served with pickle or green chutney.

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Punjabi Mathia recipe - How to make Punjabi Mathia

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One big kathori makki flour
1 big katori besan (Bengal gram flour)
1 big katori whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
2 boiled and mashed potatoes
2 grated onions
8 to 10 green chillies
1 slab grated ginger (adrak)
2 tbsp peanuts
2 tbsp sesame seeds (til)
1 tsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
1 tsp sugar
2 small bowls chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves
1/2 bowl green peas (slightly boiled and crushed)
1/2 tsp garam masala and oil for frying
2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
salt according to taste

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  1. Mix all the above ingredients and make a hard dough .
  2. The dough should not be soft .
  3. So water should be used carefully.
  4. Take a little dough and roll it like paratha .now shallow fry these paratha .
  5. For better taste we can deep fry the parathas also.
  6. Serve hot with sweet curd,tomato sauce.

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This recipe was contributed by cheni on 26 Aug 2006

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