How to make Methi Mathri - Crispy Indian fried dough snack – perfect with chai.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Refined Flour,

Cuisine : Uttar Pradesh

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Methi Mathri

Mathris are one of the best accompaniments to a cup of hot masala chai and with this recipe you can enjoy it anytime. This very basic ingredient recipe is simple – just make sure you get the dough right. Adding hot oil to the mathri dough is an important step to ensure the mathris crisp.

For more recipes related to Methi Mathri checkout Khasta Kachori, Chicken Kathi Roll, Vegetable Momos, Eggless Sponge Cake . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Palak Paneer Sandwich, Spicy Lamb Tikki, Basic Muesli, Mushroom on Toast.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Methi Mathri Recipe

  • Refined Flour 2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Kasoori methi 2 tablespoons

  • Ghee 5 tablespoons

  • Oil for deep-frying


Step 1

Take the flour in a bowl, add salt, carom seeds, kasoori methi and mix well.

Step 2

Add melted ghee and mix in well. Add cold water and knead into a hard dough. Make around twenty to twenty four balls of even size and flatten them slightly.

Step 3

Roll them into small puris and fold in half and then fold again to make a triangle.

Step 4

Stick a clove at one corner making it appear like a pan (betel leaf parcel). Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Reduce the heat on attaining the frying temperature.

Step 5

Add the mathris and fry till golden and crisp. You can also make them in round shape. Lightly prick them with a fork so that the mathris do not rise like puris.

Step 6

Drain and let them cool. Store in airtight tins.