Home Made Matthi for Holi

Thursday 1 March 2012 | Posted by Kishi | Easy Cooking,Indian Cooking

This holi try making some simple snack items. Matthi or Savory Crackers are beautiful, light, golden wafer-thin crackers, studded with tiny bubbles and are an absolute delight with tea. This recipe is one of those versatile ones where you can add or subtract different flavors. Replace ajwain with fennel seeds, orange zest, zeera or pickle masala.

INGREDIENTS:
200 gm flour (I used half Atta/ half Maida)
½  tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp ajwain

METHOD:
1.    Mix all ingredients, to make firm dough.
2.    Make sure you knead the dough a lot.
3.    Rest the dough for about 1 hour.
4.    Roll the dough to 1/8 inch of thickness and then dock the dough with a fork.
5.    Cut them to desired shapes. Add black pepper (optional)
6.    Fry them in vegetable oil or ghee over a gentle flame.
7.    Once both the sides are nice and golden, crisp take them out.
8.    Cool store in air tight container and enjoy with some pickle and tea.

Quick pickle Masala

2 tsp red hot chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 tsp methi seeds
1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/4 teaspoon hing

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