baked crackers, baked mathri, wheat crackers

Difficulty:

EASY

Preparation Time:

20 Minutes

Cooking Time:

25 Minutes

Total Time:

45 Minutes

Servings:

6

Mathri is a popular Indian snack that’s generally made using refined flour (maida) and is deep fried. It has a nice crispy, flaky texture and can be enjoyed with a cup of evening tea.

Here’s my take on the healthier version of Mathri(Crackers) that I’ve made using whole wheat flour and baked them in an oven instead of deep frying. I have also added some besan (chickpea) flour to these mathris for taste and texture. The main flavour of these Mathris come from the dried fenugreek leaves (kasurimethi) and carom seeds (ajwain).

This is a simple recipe with ingredients that can be easily available at your home. Also, there is no resting time required for making these mathris, so they are super quick too.

For baking the Mathris, I pre-heated my oven at 180 degrees for 10 mins with both rods and fan on. Later I have baked them at the same temperature and settings for 20-25 mins. If you are using a microwave, bake these mathris (crackers) on convection mode in a pre-heated microwave using the same temperature and time.

Ingredients:

Direction:

  • Take 2 cups whole wheat flour and 2 tablespoon besan in a bowl.
  • To it, add kasuri methi, carom seeds, red chilli powder, turmeric and salt.
methi mathri dough
  • Also add 5 tablespoons of oil and 1 teaspoon baking powder.
mathri dough
mathri dough
  • Knead everything well without adding water at this point till the mixture is combined and is able to hold its shape.
  • Now start adding warm water little at a time and knead well to make a thick dough (poori dough like consistency).
mathri dough, chakli dough
  • Take one portion from the dough, flatten it on a surface and start rolling with a rolling pin. Make a thin round sheet out of it. Don’t use extra flour while rolling.
  • Meanwhile, preheat your oven on convection mode at 180 degree for 10 mins.

mathri dough
  • Now cut pieces from the sheet into any desired shape of your choice. Prick the pieces randomly using a fork to avoid puffing up during baking.
  • Grease the baking tray with oil and place the pieces on it. Make sure they don’t stick to each other.
methi mathri
  • Place the baking tray into the oven for around 25 mins at 180 degrees to bake. Check after 20 mins of baking.
  • Your Baked Wheat Methi Mathri (Crackers) are ready. Enjoy them as a snack with a warm cup of tea/ coffee.
baked methi mathri, baked wheat crackers

Difficulty:

EASY

Preparation Time:

20 Minutes

Cooking Time:

25 Minutes

Total Time:

45 Minutes

Servings:

6