Mathri (Kasuri Methi)

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Mathri (Kasuri Methi)


Mathri is a traditional Rajasthani snack, prepared using Maida or wheat flour, ghee, water, cumin seeds etc, rolled and deep-fried. It also most popular and widely prepared in north India, served along with pickle or tea. It can be prepared in advance and stored in airtight containers. It stays good for 20-25 days. These crispy crackers prepared mostly during Diwali or karwa Chauth.  

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :40 Min

Cook Time : 15 Min

Total Time : 55 Min


Serves : 8
  • 3 cups maida or flour

  • 1/2 cups semolina

  • 3 tbsp kasuri methi

  • 1 tbsp carom seeds

  • 2 tbsp sugar

  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper powder

  • 1 tsp salt or to taste

  • 3 cups oil for frying

  • 3 tbsp ghee (kneading)

  • 3-4 tbsp water or as required to knead little stiff dough.


  • Heat ghee in a saucepan. keep aside.
  • Take all the ingredients in a large, deep bowl except Oil, Ghee, and water. Mix well.
  • Make a well in the center of mixture. Add warm Ghee and start mixing it with a spatula. Use fingers and again mix it until it forms a breadcrumb-like consistency.
  • Add sufficient water and knead it into a little stiff dough. Cover and keep aside for 20-25 minutes.
  • Divide a dough into small balls or make 4-5 medium balls.
  • Roll small balls into thick and small approx. 3-4-inch-diameter circle or puri. Or roll a medium ball into a thick and 6-7-inch-diameter roti.
  • Prick it with the help of Fork. Cut large roti into 2-3 (3-4-inch) circles. Prepare all the mathris and keep ready for frying.
  • Heat oil in a wok or kadhai. Gently drop 2-3 mathris in oil and fry them on low- medium flame until golden brown and crisp. Do not fry them on high flame else they will not cook properly.
  • Remove it on an absorbent towel. Once cooled store it in the airtight container or serve with hot tea.