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Adjust Servings:
2 tsp salt
a pinch of asafoetida
¼ cup refined oil
½ cup water
¼ tsp red chili powder
1 tsp carom seeds
250 g semolina

Nutritional information

42 kcal
4 g
0.6 g
2.6 g
46 mg
0 mg

Mathri recipe

    • 50 mins
    • Serves 20
    • Easy



    Mathris are traditional Indian delicacies prepared during festivities across the country. The flaky and crispy and deep-fried snack is an all-time favorite tea-time snack across the country. Widely enjoyed with pickles, chutneys, and sauces Mathri also tastes great on its own. Spiced up with chilli powder and the carom seeds bringing in the character and a depth of flavor, mathri is a texturally perfect savory snack to balance all the sweet dishes prepared during festivals like Diwali.

    Health Benefits

    Carom seeds that this mathri recipe uses have numerous benefits for the human body. For one, it provides instant relief from indigestion, acidity, and gastric problems. Furthermore, it is a potent reliever of ear and toothache and will also treat common cold. It also cleanses the skin and prevents greying of hair! What’s more, it’s considered a powerful mosquito repellant too.

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    How to make Mathri recipe

    • Mix ajwain (carom seeds) with semolina in a large bowl and add red chili powder, salt, and asafetida.
    • Add some water after mixing the ingredients well. Knead the mixture into a dough.
    • Place a thin cloth over the dough and keep aside for 30 minutes.
    • Make small balls from the dough and flatten them using your palm. Roll the balls into the shape of small puris and prick small holes on the surface of rolled dough.
    • Heat a deep-frying pan on a medium flame to heat oil. When it’s hot, add the rolled puris and fry until golden brown. Drain the excess oil store them in air-tight containers for consumption later.

    Mathris are long-lasting snacks and can be stored for months in airtight containers . You could add a tbsp of melted ghee to the dough to make the mathris soft.


    Did you know that thyme, the lovely aromatic plant, was used by the ancient Egyptians in the mummification process? Even the ancient Greeks used the herb when bathing. They also used thyme in the manner of an incense inside temples as it was believed to impart courage.

    Mansi Singh

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