Indian Snack Recipe: Make Savory Mathri


savory mathris

Mathri, also called as mathiya or mathari is a Rajasthani snack from North West India. It is usually salty, savory and flaky type of biscuit. Even with the savory flavor, it is ideally eaten eaten as a tea time snack with either pickle or chai. Try it out!


  • 2 cups plain flour (maida)
  • 1 tbsp. Ghee
  • 1/4 tsp. Ajwain seeds
  • Salt according to taste
  • Warm water to make dough
  • Ghee for deep frying


  1. Blend together maida and salt, rub in the ghee and then add enough water to make a smooth pliable dough.
  2. Make small thin rounds out of all the dough. Prick them on both sides with a fork. Allow to dry a bit for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Now heat oil/ghee in a pan and deep fry a few at a time to a pale gold color.
  4. Drain thoroughly and cool and store in air-tight containers.

Serve with Pickle!