Karela Mathri /Champakali Mathri

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Karela Mathri /Champakali Mathri


Champakali mathri is a traditional Diwali snack which is beautifully designed to perfection and is just perfect as a tea time or a party snack during the festive season.  Karela Mathri /Champakali Mathri, a mouth-watering delicacy which is super easy and quick to prepare and is full of flavours that no one can resist. 

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 25 Min

Total Time : 40 Min


Serves : 6
  • 2 cups Maida / refined wheat flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon Ajwain/ carrom seeds

  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt or to taste

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder

  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala

  • 2 tablespoons Ghee

  • 2 cups Oil for frying


  • Mix the ajwain, salt, pepper and ghee in the flour well, so that when you take a little dough in your fist it should not crumble.
  • Knead it with warm water as required to make a stiff dough, cover the dough with a damp muslin cloth and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  • Take a little portion of the dough and roll into a thin puri of 3 inch diameter.
  • Make longitudinal slits with a knife at equal intervals such that the the poori remains joined at the ends.
  • Apply water at the edges and roll it sealing the edges lightly.
  • Drop them one by one in medium hot oil and then reduce the flame to low.
  • Fry them until crisp and golden from all sides, turning occasionally.
  • Sprinkle chaat masala generously.
  • Serve them hot or store them in an air tight container when cooled.