#HowtoMake: Mathis – savory fried snacks

#HowtoMake: Mathis - savory fried snacks

Its really simple – just rounds of flattened pastry dough, but tastes great with Indian pickles. The crunchy mathis are savory and sometimes spiced with zeera and ajwain for a zing.


  • 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!