Matar/Mathri


This is the popular Indian snack , In Punjab we call it Mathri/Mathi/Matar..i am not sure what it is called in other parts of India( If anyone knows then plz let me know i will add the name in my post)..My mom use to make this on every festival..

These are so easy to make and is always a crowd pleaser..The fun part is that you can make this in any shapes you like, fun project to do with the kids too( but not the frying part)..


I had this recipe written in my recipe book but was not sure from where i wrote..

Ingredients:-

All purpose flour/Maida:- 2 cups
Semolina/Sooji:- 1/2 cup
Salt:- 1tsp
Ajwain:- 1tsp
Oil:- 4tbsp
Luke Warm water:- 1/2 cup

Procedure:-

1) Place all the ingredients in a bowl except water.
2) Mix everything well , rub the flour mixture between your hands till it becomes crumbly..
3) Now add water little by little to make a stiff dough.
4) Let it rest for 5 minutes.
5) Make small balls and roll it into a small circle, prick it with the fork few times (so that they don't fluff up during frying)
5) Deep fry it in a oil.


To make the above shape, make a big ball out of the dough and roll it in a big circle (like roti)..
Now take a knife and cut it vertically first into a thin strips and then horizontally..

Serve with tea at room temperature & store it in a air tight container..Enjoy:)



36 comments:

Smitha said...

My mom used to make something similar and she used to coat them in sugar syrup after frying. Miss mom's food.

Asha said...

I always buy a pack of Mathri whenever I visit Indian store. These look wonderful, might give it a try! :)

Varsha Vipins said...

Oh..its new to me Preety..guess seeing it for first time..I was neva a snack person..mebe thats y..looks crisp n yum..!!

Superchef said...

ohh..i soo love this..both the spicy and sweet versions!!

Poornima Nair said...

Oh we just just love this one...I make the sweet version usually...could snack on it the whole day.

Sathya Sankar said...

one of my favourite snack, usually make the sweeter version.
looks crisp & yum.

Ranjani said...

I LOVE mathri with aam ka achaar...never thought of making it though..yours look great!

Cham said...

It is salty version, we make the sweet one. I would love the savory most! Delicous recipe!

SriLekha said...

i love it so much!

Arch said...

Hi, thanks for dropping by...these look great - never made it at home, always pick up different varities of this from the stores here - the methi matri is pretty popular here and tastes great !

sowmya said...

I love both the sweet and the savoury versions of this..my favo snack..looks yumm

Sharmila said...

We call the diamond shaped ones nimki ... and the round ones mathri. Haven't made them in a while ... good you reminded of these. Yours look great! :-)

Purva Desai said...

Mathri with achaar...wow my mouth is watering seeing this click

Shama Nagarajan said...

this looks perfect and lovely....

Yasmeen said...

Love these crunchy munchies:)

Priya said...

We too do Sugary version...would love to munch it anytime..looks great..

Trupti said...

Mathari looks very mouthwatering Preeti. You can send this recipe to Lakshmi's SWC: Meals on Wheels event.

DEESHA said...

I love these soo much .. lovely to munch on during tea time

Deepa Hari said...

Yum Yum...i love it Preety...looks delicious...my mom would make both sweet and spicy ones.

Madhumathi said...

Hi Preety,thanks for visiting me..You have a neat blog..
Love matiri so much..one of the best savory snacks..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

matris looks perfect. didn't know it is made with sooji.... looks so crisp.. can i bake them?

Usha said...

Yum, the mathris look awesome ! Perfect teatime snack :-)

Sophie said...

These look like what you'd get at the store :).

Vibaas said...

looks so tempting :) I just call it maida biscuit, but there is some other name to it and my tired brain is not recollecting it!

looks perfect :)

Daily Meals said...

Great snack with tea...Will give it a try...

vidhas said...

loks yummy. I love mathri. I have not tried in home, thanks for sharing.

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

this looks yummy! I have had only the store bought ones..would love to try this..nice recipe Preety..

Priya Sriram said...

Simple recipe but looks delicious! Good one Preety, thanks for sharing!

Keerthana said...

I have only eaten haldiram's mathri so far. did not know how to make it. thanks for sharing:)

Priti said...

We call it mathi ...I didn't knew you are punjabi ;)..gud to know ...(to get gud recipes from U)....and we make the same way the only thing is don't add sooji ...perhaps try next time..and they look so fab...

Sunanda said...

lovely snacks Priti... it goes very nice with evening tea... ll love to try his

AnuSriram said...

Looks lovely! Nice shapes and perfect for munching! Thanks for visiting my blog.. I have added u to my blogroll!

Sumathi said...

Looks perfect.. I love these bite size finger food for my little one..

n33ma said...

perfect snack.....very well described and executed.

umaima ehtasham said...

hey hi ....i am a 16 year old girl ....and well i dont know how to cook ......but my mum was not at home and i was too lazy to go out and buy something for myself ....so i found this recipe and it seemed really easy ....so i made it and well ITS AMAZING.....honestly.....i really loved it !....and will make them again
thanks for the amazing recipe!.....
P.S-my mum makes them just the same way and she loved them too !

Preety said...

thanks umaima for leaving your sweet comment..i am glad that you liked it..keep visiting:)

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