• Snacks
  • Servings
  • 4Spicy
  • 30 MinsCook Time
  • Cuisine : North Indian
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Mathris are spiced salty crackers laced with ajwain and peppercorns relished with tea. These are popularly had during festivals like Holi, Diwali, Karwa Chauth,etc.


  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 cup maida flour
  • 1 teaspoon of carom seeds(ajwain)
  • 1 teaspoon of crushed black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons of ghee
  • ½ to ¾ cup of water
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying



Step By Step Method

  • Sieve the wheat flour, maida, salt and baking soda together. Add the ghee, carom seeds, crushed black pepper and water and knead into a tightly packed smooth dough. Take care that it does not end up soft.

    Take a large ball of kneaded dough and roll into a thick chapati. Prick holes with a fork onto the rolled out chapati. Now use a  biscuit cutter and cut out perfect round shapes out of the rolled chapati. Use up the remaining strands of dough left after using the cutter into making more chapatis. Now deep fry the round cut outs in low or medium hot oil in a pan, till crispy and golden brown. Drain the mathris on tissues to remove excess oil. Once they cool down, store them in an airtight jar.

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