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Masala Mathri – 2 Ways | Fried & Baked Masala Mathri | Spicy Indian Crackers. Mathris are Indian style crispy and spicy fried crackers which are a very popular snack in the northern part of the India. Any festival such as Diwali and Holi is incomplete without these.

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Happy Monday everyone! Hoping you’ve all had a lovely weekend. I had a lovely weekend too. This weekend weather was kinda depressing, so all I wanted to do something exciting at home. And thankfully, I did what I wanted to do. So it was all about some quality family time + some awesome movies + cooking/baking some goodies with little ‘A’.

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In my earlier post here I told you about the current one-month-long festival in India. I had such a fun time celebrating Dussehra and doing all these things with my family. Anyways, who doesn’t love some quality family time when all the amazing fun things are involved. Isn’t it?

I also made these Masala Mathris this weekend. Well, I had no plans of making these mathris last weekend. But anyway, I made these crackers on the caprices of the day’s demands. Generally, I try to share the planned recipes on my blog, but somehow for the past few times my recipe choices have been a bit impulsive.

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I am only sharing the latest recipes while many of the recipes videos are already waiting in a queue to be edited and posted. Well, the festive season is already in full swing, and all I want is to share the festive recipes before the season ends. I hope you would also love them as much as I do.

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So what are these Masala Mathris?
Mathris are Indian style crispy and spicy fried crackers which are a very popular snack in the northern part of the India. Any festival such as Diwali and Holi are incomplete without these. These homemade spicy mathris are the ones I grew up eating. They were my grandmother’s favorite snacks. For any kind of festive season, she made sure that these mathris were there. She just adored them.

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I have already shared a tweaked and healthified version of this Beet Mathri earlier. So this time I am sharing the traditional authentic recipe which my Granny used to make. I am sure you would also love my Granny’s classic masala mathri. It has the right amount of spices and everything which a makes a mathri divine.

Making these flaky, crispy and spicy mathris are super easy. These flaky and crispy mathris are made with a combination of spices. These spices include carom seeds, fennel seeds, black pepper, dry fenugreek leaves, asafetida and cumin seeds.

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Mmmm, the spices…oh my gosh — they are the BEST. The spicy crackers are truly amazing on their own. They also go so well with hot tea or coffee, and thus they are very popular as tea time snacks. For the taste lovers, they taste so good with any kind of pickle, chutney or sauce too.

Another good thing about these mathris is that their longer shelf life. After frying or baking, you can simply store them in an air-tight container. And they would stay fresh for up to 2-3 weeks.

Many people including me, are kinda health conscious when it comes to fried snacks. So I always prefer eating baked snacks whenever there’s an option. Thus, in this post, I am sharing both fried and baked method for these Mathris. For baking mathris, I always rely on a good baking pan, because a good pan can create wonders. No wonder the traditional mathris taste so good. But if you are like me who adores anything baked then you would definitely love the baked mathris too. And if you are a party lover, they are simply perfect for family gatherings.

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If you are looking for more ‘Diwali Snacks’ recipes, then do check the following:

How To Make Baked Samosa with Chocolate Tamarind Chutney

Gujarati Khaman Dhokla in 2 Styles 

Atta Biscuits

Jaipuri Pyaaz Ki Kachori Recipe

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Instant Oats Rava Dhokla

Khatta Meetha Indori Poha

Masaledar Jau Ki Papdi

Kala Chana Sprouts Chaat

Jeera Biscuits

Nankhatai

Broccoli Beet Crispy Fingers

Potato Stuffed Bread Roll

Rajasthani Mirchi Vada

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Masala Mathri – 2 Ways | Fried & Baked Masala Mathri [RECIPE]

Masala Mathri – 2 Ways | Fried & Baked Masala Mathri | Spicy Indian Crackers. Mathris are Indian style crispy and spicy fried crackers which are a very popular snack in the northern part of the India. Any festival such as Diwali and Holi is incomplete without these.


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INGREDIENTS

• Maida/all purpose flour) – 2 cups (I am using 250 ml cup)
• Atta/whole wheat flour – 2 cups
• Oil or Ghee for Moyan – 4-5 tbsp
• Warm water – 6-7 tbsp or as required
• Cumin seeds /Jeera – 1 tbsp
• Coriander seeds / Ajwain – 1 tbsp
• Carom seeds – 1/2 tbsp
• Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
• Black pepper – 1 tsp
• Clove – 4-5
• Kasuri methi /dried fenugreek leaves – 1/4 cup
• A pinch of asafetida / hing
• Baking soda – 1/4 tsp (You can omit baking soda if you are only frying mathris)
• Salt to taste
• Oil for deep frying



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INSTRUCTIONS:

For The Dough:
1. Add coriander seeds, fennel seeds, black peppercorns and clove to a grinder and grind them together for 30 seconds to make a coarse mixture. (You can also use mortar-pestle)
2. Put whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, ground whole spices, carom seeds, cumin seeds, salt, baking soda, and asafetida in a large mixing bowl.
3. Stir with a spoon/fork to mix it well.
4. Add hot oil or ghee and mix everything until well combined.(At this stage this mixture should look like breadcrumbs)
5. Now add some warm water and knead to make a stiff dough. You will have to knead for about 7-8 minutes.
6. You don’t need to knead the dough very smooth. Add a little water at a time
7. Cover and set it aside for 30 minutes.
8. Pinch very small balls from the dough.
9. Take a pinched portion of the dough and roll it lightly in between your palms to even them. Don’t try to smoothen the edges, we want jaggy edges.
10. Flatten each ball between your palms to shape them into discs of about ⅓-inch thickness. (You can also use rolling pin/belan)For Frying:
1. Heat oil in a pan broad pan on high heat.
2. Switch the heat to medium-low when oil is medium hot.
3. Add mathris to the oil is fry them on medium-low heat until they turn nicely crisp and golden.
4. Drain on an absorbent paper and let them cool.
5. Once cooled store them in an airtight container.For Baking:
1. Preheat the oven to 335°F/180°C.
2. Line a baking pan with the parchment.
3. Prick each mathri 3 or 4 times on the top with the tines of a fork.
4. Place the mathris on lined baking tray.
5. Bake in 355⁰F/180⁰C pre-heated oven for 13-15 minutes until lightly browned.
6. Flip them and bake again for 13-15 minutes until lightly browned.
7. Let them cool on wire rack and store in an air-tight container.
8. You can keep these mathris at room temperature for up to 4 weeks.
9. Serve these flaky and crispy mathris with some hot tea/coffee.


LogoAuthor: Anupama Paliwal
Recipe Source Link: masala-mathri-2-ways-baked-masala-mathri-recipe-video-spicy-indian-crackers
Date Published: 2017-10-02


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