Baked Methi Mathri (Savoury Fenugreek Biscuits)
Crispy,salty and mildly spiced this Indian snack has just got a new makeover.Perfect for snacking and tastes much like the original deep fried version .Glutenfree,guiltfree and damn delicious.
Since childhood, I have enjoyed Mum's made home food, delicious, fresh and mostly Indian. She never gave us store-bought snacks and never looked for quick fixes. Mathri is a popular Indian Rajasthani salty snack made from flour and deep fried till crispy and flaky. Now that I have become gluten free for some years I miss these snacks.
Baked Methi Mathri (savoury fenugreek biscuits) is a healthy version of the deep fried version which is both guilt free and gluten free.
Made from protein-rich gram flour the Mathris are baked at low heat to release the nutty flavour from the gram flour. To further enhance the taste and texture flaxseed meal and sesame seeds are added, though it is purely optional. Ghee makes the dough soft and brings the aroma of the original flavour.
Perfect for cold winter evenings with a cup of hot tea .
Baked Methi Mathri
Serves 6-8 person
Prep time 15 mins
Cooking time 15-20 mins
Meal Breakfast Snack
11/2 Cup Gram Flour
11/4 tsp Salt (or to taste)
11/2 tsp Chilli powder (or to taste)
1 Tbsp Kasuri Methi
1 Tbsp Flaxseed Meal
1 Tbsp Sesame seeds
A hearty pinch of Hing(asafoetida)
A pinch of turmeric
1/2 tsp of baking powder
3 ( generous) tablespoons of ghee
1/3 Cup of water
In a roomy bowl add the gram flour salt chili powder, turmeric Kasuri methi, sesame seeds asafoetida, flaxseed meal and salt.
Mix everything to make a homogenous mixture.
Add water to make a semi-stiff dough.
Allow the dough to rest for an hour covering it with a moist tea towel.
Break small pieces from the dough a size similar to half the size of the tennis ball.
Flatten from your palm to make discs or use a rolling pin to make discs of 2.5’’
Brush ghee on top the matharis to get a golden /pink colour.(optional)
Bake in a preheated oven at 160 Degree celsius or 320 degree fahrenheit for 15-20 mins till golden.Cool slightly
Serve warm or store in an airtight container.
Enjoy with Achar(pickle)
Stays well in a dry airtight container for a month.