Besides being an age-old chai time snack, mathri makes for a great addition to chaats, sabzis and much more
Can you imagine your chai without a plate of crispy snacks? From bhujias and biscuits to mathris, our cuppa must accompany a snack like these. In India, the very idea of tea instantly reminds us of some light yet decadent savouries. While some love to gorge on greasy samosas, pakodas, and rolls, the others like it light. And crunchy, flaky mathris are our favourite when it comes to light tea-time snacks. A traditional Rajasthani food, mathri is a crispy hand-made biscuit that is salty by nature, and the flavours can be customised by adding different types of spices including cumin seeds, turmeric and black peppercorn to them.
And that’s not all. Mathri is super versatile too. Besides being an age-old chai time snack, mathri makes for a great addition to chaats, sabzis and much more. Above all, mathri is a fuss-free snack which is easy to carry and can be enjoyed anytime on the go. All you need is to pack some pickle or chutney along with it, and you can have a fulfilling and delicious meal ready in your bag.
Making mathri isn’t a tough task, and you can make it with any flour of your choice - maida, wheat flour or even semolina. There are many different recipes to make mathri, depending upon an individual’s taste and preferences. You can add a host of different ingredients including masalas, or herbs such as methi leaves too. Here we have a quick and easy spin to your classic mathri recipe.
Khatta Meetha Masala Pin Wheel Mathri is a mouth-watering mix of carom seeds, red chilli powder, turmeric, kasuri methi and more with besan along with tamarind and dates chutney lending a sweet and tangy flavour. Mathri usually does not have chutneys but here is when this pinwheel mathri differs. The name might make this mathri sound like a tough nut to crack, but it is perhaps the easiest unique recipe you can try.
Just five steps, a handful of ingredients and you can have a yummy, innovative snack to nosh upon with your cup of tea. The best part? You can fry this mathri but if you wish to make it healthier, you can bake it too.
This recipe first mixes maida with carom seeds and oil to make a stiff dough. It then combines besan with spices such as kasoori methi powder, red chilli powder, garam masala, roasted cumin powder, turmeric powder and tamarind dates chutney, to make another dough.
Now, it divides the two doughs into two, and combines and rolls the besan and maida dough together. Then it simply cuts slices off the dough to make mathris, and deep fry in hot oil. Alternatively, you can bake them too. That’s it, your crispy mathris are ready to be served with tea or coffee.
Find the full recipe of pinwheel mathris from Slurrp Community here. Try it at home and share your experience with us.