Masala Mathri | Crispy-Flaky-Cashew Shaped Mathri | Diwali Recipe

Mathri or Matti or Mathiya is a popular snack in North India. Crispy-Flaky and flavourful Mathris are yummy and can be made at home. I eat them with a hot cup of tea, also love eating them with Maa-ke-haath ka Aam-ka-Achar. *Slurp*

It’s a perfect snack for midnight hunger pangs or cravings πŸ˜› *Just giving an idea* πŸ˜€

Mathri can be made during Diwali and can be served to guests with Achar/Pickle or Tea/Coffee. There are varieties of Mathris available in the market. You can make normal plain ones or Jeera/Ajwain Ones. You can make it either from Whole Wheat Flour or Maida. Can make it of any shape, but as it is Diwali, I have decided to make them a little fancy. I have made these Cashew shaped Mathri. Also just to give a Chatpata taste, have added Chaat masala.

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Masala Mathri
Course snack
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 250 gm Maida All Purpose Flour /
  • 1 tea Ajwain seeds -spoon Carom
  • 3 - 4 Oil : table-spoon & for frying
  • to taste Salt
  • Water : As required for kneading
  • 1 teaspoon Chaat Masala
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder Red
Course snack
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 250 gm Maida All Purpose Flour /
  • 1 tea Ajwain seeds -spoon Carom
  • 3 - 4 Oil : table-spoon & for frying
  • to taste Salt
  • Water : As required for kneading
  • 1 teaspoon Chaat Masala
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder Red
Instructions
  1. In a Thali or mixing bowl, take Maida, pinch of salt, ajwain/ carom seeds. Mix them.
  2. Add 3-4 tablespoons of oil. Incorporate Oil slowly into the maida. Mix & knead it well with your hands.
  3. Now add water into the mixture little by little. Knead the dough.
  4. The dough should not be soft, so be careful when you add water. The dough should be neither too soft or too hard.
  5. Once the dough is done. Keep it aside and give rest for 10 minutes.
  6. Make a big ball of the dough, roll it with the help of a Rolling-Pin or Belan.
  7. Roll it to a medium thick round-chapati shape.
  8. Now with the help of a bottle cap or any Glass bottle cap, cut semi-circles of the dough. You can cut it into any shape of your choice.
  9. Heat Oil in a deep kadhai, fry these Mathris in batches on low flame.
  10. Try to fry them in batches so that they can cook perfectly
  11. Cook them at low heat till light golden brown
  12. Take them out on a tissue paper.
  13. Sprinkle Chaat Masala, Salt and Red chilli Powder. Give it a nice toss, so that the masala gets sticked to the Mathris.
  14. Serve hot with Garma Garam Chai or Store in an air tight container.
  15. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Happy Cooking! Happy Frying!

Be Safe, Be Careful

Love

Divya

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