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Methi Mathri

Fenugreek flavored crisp savory discs

Mathris are one of the most loved tea time snacks in India. They keep for a long time and often become travel time companions. There are many flavours, many sizes to the mathri but essentially it remains the same! These also make a part of the wedding goodies made to be shared with friends and relatives!


  • 2 cups Refined flour
  • 1tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1tbsp dry Fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi)
  • 5 tablespoons clarified butter (ghee)
  • 1tsp pepper corns
  • Refined vegetable oil to deep fry


  1. Crush the pepper corns very coarsely.
  2. Take flour in a bowl, add salt, carom seeds, kasoori methi, pepper corns and mix well.
  3. Add five tablespoons of melted clarified butter and rub well between your fingers to get a flaky mixture.
  4. Add sufficient cold water and bring together into a hard dough.
  5. Cover and rest the dough for fifteen minutes.
  6. Divide the dough into twenty-four equal balls and flatten them slightly.
  7. Press lightly the center with your thumb to make a slight depression. Prick with a fork.
  8. Heat sufficient oil in a pan.
  9. Slide in the mathris and deep-fry on medium heat till golden and crisp.
  10. Drain and place on an absorbent paper.
  11. Cool completely & store in airtight tins.
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