Mathri or Mathi Recipe


Mathri / Mathi is a Rajasthani snack. Mathris are served with a hot cup of tea as a evening snack. In north India it is also served on Holi festival.

Ingredients :

• 2 cup Maida (refined flour)
• 1/4 cup Semolina (Sooji / Rava)
• Salt to taste
• 1/2 tsp whole Black Peppercorns (coarsely cracked)
• 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
• 2 tbsp Curd / Plain Yogurt
• Little warm Water
• 4 tbsp melted Ghee / Oil
• Ghee / Oil for deep frying

Method :

  • Mix the flour, salt ,cracked pepper and baking powder in a bowl.
  • Add the ghee and rub between your palms until it takes the form of breadcrumbs.
  • Combine the curd with water and make dough using this liquid.
  • Cover with the damp cloth and set aside for 30 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into small balls and roll out the balls into 2 inch circle.
  • Prick each mathri with a fork in 5 to 6 places, so the mathris do not puff when frying.
  • Heat the oil in a kadai. Fry the rolled mathris in a batch over low medium heat.
  • Do not allow the rounds to become brown, they should remain pale gold in color.
  • Take out the mathris on absorbent paper with the help of strainer.
  • Repeat the process for remaining mathris.
  • Allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Mathris / mathi are ready to be served with a hot cup of tea.
  • When cool store in a airtight container.


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