Wednesday, May 18, 2011

mathri : a traditional indian namkeen

hi ,
i am writing after a long time today  i am talking about mathri a traditional indian tea time snack made from wheat and maida ......
Mathri Recipe - Indian Snack made with Maida(all purpose flour) and ajwain seeds. It can be enjoyed with any chutney or lime pickle and can also be stored in airtight containers for months. Make it yourself this lovely snack.

Recipe Ingredients
* All Purpose Flour (Maida) - 2 cups

* Semolina (suji) - 1/3 cup

* Cooking Oil - For frying

* Ajwain Seeds - 1 tsp

* Salt to taste

* Water - As required

First sieve all purpose flour. Add suji, salt and ajwain. Mix well.
Now we will make a dough by first adding cooking oil (1/4 cup) in flour and also adding little water. Mix well and make dough. Add flour or water to bring the dough to a right consistency. Ensure that it is neither hard nor very soft. Make small dough balls and keep aside.
Roll it to make small chapatis (3 inch diameter). Pierce these small chapatis with a fork or knife. Make such small chapatis with all the dough balls.
Take a kadai(wok) and heat oil in it. Once it is hot, slowly put small chapatis in the kadai. At one time let there be 5 to 6 mathris in the kadai. Keep turning them in the oil so that both sides are cooked properly. Take out from kadai once they turn brown. Put on a tissue paper so that excess oil is absorbed.

you can see how its made see manjulas video link below 

happy eating mathri