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December 27, 2013

Mathri (Salted Crackers)

Ingredients :

  1. All purpose flour - 2 cups
  2. Semolina - 1/2 cup
  3. Salt - 1 tsp
  4. Ajwain -3/4 tsp
  5. Chilly powder / Black pepper powder - 1 tsp 
  6. oil - 3 tbsp
  7. Lukewarm water for kneading
  8. Oil for frying
  9. Chaat masala 

Method :

1.    Combine flour, semoline, salt, ajwain, chilly powder and oil in a bowl.  Mix well.  Gradually add water and knead into a stiff dough.  Cover with a moist cloth and set aside for 20 mins.

2.   Heat oil in a frying pan till it is moderately hot.  Reduce the flame.

3.    Make small balls out of the dough and flatten them on your palms.  Prick with a fork and deep fry in batches on low flame till the Mathris are golden and crisp.  Drain on  a paper towel and allow to cool.  Sprinkle some chaat masala before storing these mathris in a air tight jar.

Best served with tea or hot pickle, anytime!!! 

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