For the second day of Baked Snacks, I made some Mathris, the Indian version of Crackers. I have made different types of crackers or Mathris, however when it was time to make some baked snacks for kids, I immediately remembered what Usha
had made recently for Bakeathon.
While reading all the Bakeathon posts, I decided to try out all my bookmarks right away, instead of putting it for later. So you see I set out to make it right away! These baked mathris are very healthy as it uses only 2 tsp of oil and no butter, plus the fact that it uses more of wheat flour than anything else.
The trick lies in rolling out as thin as possible.
Sending this to PJ, who is guest hosting my Kids Delight Event, themed on Baked Snacks.
Preparation: 15- 20 minutes
Bake Time: 13 – 15 minutes
Wheat Flour - 1 cup
All-Purpose Flour - 1/2 cup
Sooji or Rava - 1/4 cup
Ajwain - 1 tbsp.
Black Pepper Powder - 1 tsp.
Black Sesame Seeds - 3 tsp.
Oil - 2 tbsp.
Salt to taste
Water approx 1/2 cup
How to make the Mathris
Take all the dry ingredients in a wide bowl, mix well. Add oil and then slowly add lukewarm water and knead to a stiff dough. Cover with a muslin cloth and let it rest for atlest 30 mins.
Preheat the oven to 185 C
Divide the dough into 2-3 portions, dust each ball and roll into a thin round disc.
Using a cookie cutter, cut out small discs of 2 inch diameter. Pierce the disc with a fork to ensure the mathris remain flat when baking.
Alternatively you can use a small cap or any circular object to cut into smaller shapes, if you do not have a cookie cutter.
Repeat the same with remaining dough. Knead to a dough again and repeat the process.
Arrange the mathris in a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven for 13 – 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Let cool and store in an airtight container. Serve it with tea or as a snack.
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