Mathri and Namak Paare

Namak Paare and Mathri, both are famous North Indian Savory fried snack which can be enjoyed at anytime of the day or with Chai or tea . I personally enjoy this with chilly or mango pickle. The preparation of both is almost similar, except the shape.

So let’s get started 😊

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour

½ cup desi ghee/oil (melted)

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp carom seeds (ajwain)

2 pinch baking soda

Oil for frying

How To Prepare:

  • Sieve together all-purpose flour, salt and baking soda.
  • Add ghee and ajwain.
  • Add water and start to knead the dough. It should not be soft but little hard and tight.
  • Let the dough rest for about 20-30 mins.

From here, the steps are little different for Mathris and for Namak Paare.

For Mathris:

  • Divide the dough into small balls of equal size.
  • Roll each ball into circular shape, it should not be very thin but little thick.
  • Prick the rolled dough with the help of a fork or knife as shown below:

 

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  • Prepare all mathris in the similar way and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and start to fry mathris on a low to medium flame till they turn light golden brown. (Oil should not be too hot otherwise mathri will become brown quickly without getting cooked from inside)
  • Drain mathris on tissue paper to remove excess oil.

For Namak Paare:

  • Divide the dough into medium size balls and roll them into circular shape neither too thick nor too thin.
  • Discard the circular edges to get a proper rectangular shape as in the below picture.
  • Cut into smaller pieces using knife.

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  • Place these pieces in oil one by one and fry on low to medium flame till they turn light golden brown.
  • Place Namak Paare on tissue paper to drain excess oil.

 

Once Mathri  or Namak Paare cool down, store in air-tight container and enjoy them anytime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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