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How to make Mathri at home- (Step-by-Step Guide)

How to make mathri at home
  • Prep Time
    40 Mins
  • Cook Time
    40 Mins
  • Serving
    4 People
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How to make Mathri at home

Mathri is a popular North Indian snack. They are prepared during different festivals but especially during Diwali. This crispy cracker is made with maida, cumin seeds, and black pepper. Match them with masala tea, tea, or coffee. Let’s go further and know how to make mathri at home.


About mathri

Mathri is the North Indian crispy salty snack that we all love to have with tea whether in the morning or evening. It is also used as a snack when our tummy craves something delicious. Diwali and Karwa Chauth are the two festivals in which people mostly prepare them. We can also store them in an airtight container and have them later whenever we feel hungry.

To make Mathri we have to prepare dough that is made of maida, cumin seeds, Kasuri methi, carom seeds, and black pepper. After the dough, they are cut and roll into small balls and then flatten. Lastly, they are fried in hot oil and change to a golden brown.

The process and the ingredients make them taste crispy, salty, and tasty not so hard or soft. You can also enjoy the sweet and spicy chutney and make them in whatever shape you want circular or triangular.

How to make a mathri crispy recipe at home is very easy to make and requires basic ingredients. We will be making a methi mathri recipe here so let’s go further on the making of mathri.


Making of mathri

Preparation Time      ➣       40 minutes

Cook Time                ➣       40 minutes


Mathri Ingredients

  • 1 cup Maida/all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup semolina/sooji/rava
  • ½ teaspoon spoon carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1 tablespoon crushed Kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
  • ½ teaspoon crush black peppercorns (Kali Mirch)
  • ½ tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 3 tablespoons ghee
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/3 Water


How to make mathri at home
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How to make mathri at home ➤

a). How to make mathri dough

1. In a bowl add Maida, semolina, salt, cumin seeds, crush carom seeds, Kasuri Methi, crush black peppercorns. Mix everything well.

2. Add ghee and mix with fingers till it is well combined.

3. Now add sufficient water a little at a time (2 tablespoons at a time) knead the dough and make it stiff otherwise mathri will not turn out crispy.

4. Cover the dough with the muslin cloth for 30 minutes.

5. After 3 minutes uncover the dough and knead it again for 1 minute.

6. Divide the dough into small round 25-26 balls and then flatten them with your palm. You can choose whatever shape and size you want either triangle or circular don’t make it too thin otherwise they will be turn out papadi also not too thick otherwise they will not be cooked from inside properly. You can also lightly roll them once if you want.

7. Now using a fork make 9-10 pricks all over mathri. This will avoid puffing when we fry them. Make pricks in all mathri.


b). How to make mathri

8. Now take a pan heat oil on medium flame oil should not be too hot. When it became hot add flatten mathris and deep fry them on low flame.

9. When the bottom surface became golden brown turn and make another side golden brown.

10. It will take a total of 5-7 minutes to fry mathri. Fry all the remaining mathri with the same process.

11.Now gently take them out on a plate when they are fried well.

12. Methi mathri recipe is ready to cool and stores in an air-tight container.


How to serve

Delicious methi mathri best pair with masala tea, tea, and coffee have it either morning or evening you can also have it with spicy-sweet chutney.



The nutrition facts found in mathri are-

  • Calories- 54
  • Fat- 3.9g
  • Cholesterol- 2.1mg
  • Sodium- 4.8mg
  • Potassium- 4.1mg
  • Carbohydrates- 3.9g
  • Fiber- 0.3g
  • Sugar-0.0g


What is mathri made of?

Mathri is made of Maida, cumin seeds, semolina, carom seeds, black peppercorns, water, and Kasuri methi. First, we have to make a dough then roll it and cut it into small round balls after that flatten them put them in an oil and deep fry them till the mathri changes to golden brown color. Have it with tea or coffee in the morning or evening.


How to make mathri crispy?

To make the mathri crispy make the dough tight and stiff. After that fry them deeply until they turn to crispy brown. The amount of ghee mixed in the dough also makes the mathri crispy.


Is mathri healthy?

No, mathri is not healthy the main reason is the use of maida to prepare dough as it is not good for stomach and healthy lifestyle it can also increase weight, blood pressure, damage kidney, and not good for a healthy heart. Another reason for unhealthiness is that mathri are deep-fried that leads to an increase in fat level, also inflammation increase in the body that results in heart attack, diabetes, obesity, and cancer. So, have mathri in a small amount.


Wind Up

We hope you enjoy how to make mathri try out these crispy tasty snacks at the home store and have them anywhere when you crave something tasty. For any queries let us know in the comment section below also all the feedback and suggestions were welcome you can connect to us through email just visit the about section for the id and other details.




  • Daily Value*
  • Protein: 2.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.2
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Fat: 7.8g

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