Mathri | Short Crust Pastry or Indian Flaky Biscuits

With holi round the corner, this must be made by kilos in most Indian households. Mine is no different.

Mathri | Indian Flaky Biscuits

Mathri | Indian Flaky Biscuits

Mathri is similar to flaky biscuits and is a delight to eat with tea or coffee or simply with some home-made pickle. The thought only gives me goose bumps & crave some more.

Mathri | Indian Flaky Biscuits

Mathri | Indian Flaky Biscuits

Here’s to Holi & all Indian festivals.

Mathri | Indian Flaky Biscuits

Mathri | Indian Flaky Biscuits

Mathri | Indian Flaky Biscuits

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Mathri | Indian Flaky Biscuits

Mathri or Indian flaky biscuits are a must have in all households for the festive season and makes for a perfect tea-time snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of semolina
  • 1/2 teaspoon of carom seeds
  • 2 tablespoon - ghee/ clarified butter
  • to taste - Salt
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix flour, semolina, salt & carom seeds.
  2. Add ghee & mix gently. Now hold the flour in your fist, if it forms a loose clump, then the amount of ghee is fine, if it doesn't then add a bit more ghee.
  3. Using water knead the dough. The dough should be slightly hard to touch. Wrap in a wet muslin cloth & keep it aside for 1/2 hour.
  4. Form small balls with the dough. Roll these balls using a rolling pin. Use a knife or fork to make small holes/ slits in the rolled pastry.
  5. Heat oil in a big wok, fry these pastry till golden brown.
  6. Enjoy warm with tea or coffee or pickle. :) It will store well in air-tight container at room temp for several days.

Notes:

source: my mother

http://lemoninginger.com/2013/03/21/mathri-short-crust-pastry/

Mathri | Indian Flaky Biscuits

Mathri | Indian Flaky Biscuits

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