Recipe – Methi Suhali / Methi Mathri / Baked Methi Suhali / Baked Methi Mathri / Indian salty cookies

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Prep Time: 18-20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 40 Mathris

Ingredients

  • Whole Wheat flour (Aata): ½ Cup
  • Plain Flour (Maida): 1 cup
  • Salt: 1 Teaspoon or to taste
  • Kalonji (Black Seeds): ½ teaspoon
  • Oil / Butter / Ghee: 3 Tablespoons
  • Red chili Powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Dried methi leaves (Fenugreek leaves): 4 tablespoons
  • Water: ½ cup or as required to knead the dough

Method

  • Mix the flours with salt, black seeds, red chili powder and dried methi leaves.
  • Add oil and mix again.
  • Using water knead a stiff dough. Cover it with a wet cloth and keep it aside for 10 minutes
  • Divide the dough into 40 equal portions and roll into balls.
  • Roll each ball into 1 ½ -inch diameter circle.
  • Or else, you can roll the dough into a large circle and use a cookie cutter to cut them into circles.
  • Prick each circle evenly with a fork or knife, to prevent them from puffing while cooking.

For deep frying:

  • Heat oil in high flame for deep fry.
  • Add a few mathris at a time in the hot oil. Once mathris are added to oil, lower the heat. Cook in low heat flipping the sides in every 2 minutes for 6-8 minutes or till both sides are light brown and crispy.
  • Let the oil heat in high flame again and repeat the process till all mathris are fried.

For Baking:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F / 180 C for 10 minutes.
  • Brush oil/ butter on both sides of each cookie and arrange the dough circles on a greased tray or baking sheet.
  • Bake the cookies for 8 minutes, flip the side and bake again for 7 minutes or until light brown and crisp.

Serve:

  • Remove the Mathris out of the oven and serve hot. Or, allow them to cool completely and store the Baked Mathris in an airtight container.

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