Weekend Special Snacks ‘Mathri'(wheatflour snack)

It’s weekend again and cooked something special for our evening snacks.  It’s  ‘Mathri’ ,a Wheat flour recipe & perfect combination for evening tea or coffee. Basically it’s a North Indian snacks.


Preparation time: 30 – 40 minutes

Cooking time: 15 – 20 minutes

Serving time: 5 minutes

Ingredients: wheatflour 200gm, Semolina/Rawa(grinded sooji) 100gm, gramflour (besan) 50gm, blackpepper powder 1/2 tbsp, kalonji seeds(nigella) 1 tbsp, ajwain(carom seeds) 1tbsp,cooking oil , salt according to your taste.

Cooking Method:

1. First we’ll take a big bowl for mixing all the ingredients together.

2. Now we’ll add wheat flour, semolina,gram flour, black pepper powder, salt,crush and add carom seeds & 4 tbsp cooking oil.

3. Mix all the ingredients together with your hand till well combined.

4. Now sprinkle lukewarm water slowly-slowly and knead to a stiff (tight) dough .

Stiff Dough

5. Grease your palm with cooking oil and rub it to your dough & cover it with a plate & set aside for 15 minutes. So,semolina will mix in the dough perfectly.

6. After 15 minutes gently knead the dough again for 2 minutes & take a small portion from it and shape it into a ball.

Mathri shape

7. Now gently flatten the dough ball between your palms & pressed it’s centre a little with your finger and stick 5 to 10 kalonji seeds on it.

8. With the same process we’ll prepare our all Mathri from the dough.

Mathris are frying in oil

9. Now hit sufficient oil in a frying pan. Drop in the prepared Mathri & keep the flame medium to low. First 3 minutes we won’t touch them & after 3 minutes will turn them with the help of a spoon. And fry it till then it becomes golden and crispy. After that we’ll remove it from the oil with the help of a strainer & keep it in the plate. With the same process we’ll fry our all Mathri.

Drain out from the oil

10. Now our Mathri snacks are ready to eat. Serve it with a cup of tea or coffee. Give it to the kids with tomato ketchup.

Ready to eat

11. We can store it for a month in the air tight jar once they have cooled to room temperature.

Enjoy your weekend evening with a cup of tea or coffee & lots of Mathri.

You can watch this recipe hindi language video from the given link:


Published by Sushmasuman

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