Mathri - Salted Crackers

Mathri is a common Rajasthani snack served with tea/coffee and even tastes better with spicy pickles. This popular 'any time' snack can be stored for several days. Rajasthanis are fond of storing large jars of mathris which they can munch at any time of the day. The fun part is that you can make this in any shapes you like. In india my mom use to make this specially on diwali with other goodies also.


2 cups all purpose flour (maida)
1/2 cup sooji
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ajwain
4 tbsps oil
3/4 cup lukewarm water  (use as needed)
oil for deep frying


1: Mix all the ingredients except the water.

2: Add the water little at a time, kneading into a firm dough.

3: Cover the dough and set aside for 15 minutes or more.

4: Divide the dough into about 40 equal parts.

5: Take each part of the dough and make a flat ball shape. Roll them into 2 inch circles.

6: Prick each mathri with a fork in 5 to 6 places on both sides, so the mathris do not puff when frying.

7: Heat oil in a pan on medium heat and deep fry mathris till it is crisp and light golden brown.

8: To make the above shape, make a big ball out of the dough and roll it in a big circle. Now take a knife and cut it vertically first into a thin strips and then horizantally.

8: Drain it on paper towel and let it cool down. Store it in an air tight container.

Meet you all again with another interesting recipe, till then it is bye from Archana.

1 comment:

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