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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you are looking for more ‘Diwali Snacks’ recipes, then do check the following:
Watch How to Make Masala Mathri Recipe video below (please wait for a couple of seconds for loading).
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Happy Cooking and Keep Sharing! 🙂