Mathi – North Indian Carom Seed Crackers
March 2, 2016
Mathi is a savoury fried, flaky, biscuit spiced with carom seeds. We tend to have these crackers with a cuppa or as a snack with mango pickle. Also great served as a canapé
As well as the frying method we’ve included the healthier option of baking. Baking results in a denser, crisper texture: try them with cheese and chutney.
- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Yields: 18-20
1In a mixing bowl shift the flour; add all the spices and mix well. Rub the oil evenly in to the flour with fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
2Gradually add 1-2 tablespoons of water at a time and mix. When the mixture can easily be gathered together; form a stiff dough, shape into a ball, cover and rest for 10 minutes.
3Heat oil for frying in a large pan.
4Roll the dough out to about an inch in thickness. Use a small biscuit or cookie cutter to cut the discs.
5With a fork prick each disc on both sides
1Fry in small batches in medium to hot oil for 5 minutes or until crisp and golden.
2Drain, when cooled store an air tight container
1Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
2Lightly brush the circles with oil. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden.
3For an even baking turn over the mathis after 10 mins
4Once cooled, store in an air tight container.
1Carom seeds are light brown in colour; they look like a smaller version of cumin seeds. They are highly fragrant and taste like thyme. If you have a problem sourcing carom seeds contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If frying 5-10 mins. If Baking 20-30 mins
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