Garam Masala Tuesdays: Mathi/Mathari

Garam Masala Tuesdays: Mathi/Mathari

This post has been lying in my drafts for a long time. I made these during Diwali (November of last year) and wanted to post them before Diwali but somehow that never happened.

Since I am hardly cooking here in India, (I do bake though and am learning a little from the talented cook my parents have at their house), I thought I should make use of that fact and post recipes that have been pending for a long time.

Mathri or Matthi is a very famous indian tea time snack option in North Indian homes. They are crisp, flaky, buttery biscuits/cookies/crackers, usually salty but can be made sweet as well. The basic mathri is a blend of hot melted ghee, salt and refined flour to which one can add a variety of spices such as ajwain(carom seeds), kalaunji (onion seeds), kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves), shahjeera(caraway seeds) and even peppercorn.


  • 600 gms all purpose flour (I used whole wheat flour)
  • salt
  • 2 tsp ajjwain
  • 4 tbsp ghee or groundnut oil or butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp whole black pepper
  • oil for frying
Read the whole recipe on Experiments of a Housewife