Matar Masala Matrhi Crispy - Nimki with Green Peas - Khasta Matar Mathri Namkeenpeas mathri
Recipe type: snacks
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
  • Plain flour - 1. 5 cup ( 200 gms )
  • Green Peas - 1 cup ( 150 gms)
  • Oil - ¼ cup ( 50 gms)
  • Green chilies - 2 to 4
  • Green coriander - 2 tbsp ( finely chopped)
  • Black pepper- ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
  • Carom seeds- ¼ tsp
  • Salt - ¾ tsp ( or to taste )
  1. To make the Mathri take 1 cup green peas and 4 green chilies of small size in a mixer jar, coarsely grind to make paste for the mathri.
  2. To prepare dough for the Mathri take 1.5 cups of refined flour. Transfer it to a mixing bowl, followed by coarsely ground green peas. Also add finely chopped 2 tbsp green coriander, ½ tsp coarsely ground black pepper, ½ tsp cumin seeds, ¼ tsp carom seeds and ¾ tsp salt or to taste.Now add ¼ cup (50 grams) of oil as well. Knead it well to prepare stiff and tight dough. You can add 1 to 2 tsp water, if required though we have not used any water here. Stiff dough is ready.
  3. Cover and keep aside for 15 to 20 minute to set and use later for making mathris. Once 20 minutes are over and dough is ready as grease your hands with some oil and knead the dough again. Prepare same dough required for making regular mathris.
  4. To make mathris divide the dough into two halves and prepare big dough balls. Then flatten this dough balls a little with your hands. Roll out the parantha as thick we need mathri to be.
  5. We are preparing these mathris in heart shape. So, we will use a cookie cutter. Place the cutter over the rolled sheet and press it down nicely. Prepare mathris from this entire rolled sheet. Then lift to remove the extra dough like this. Roll the extra dough into the round ball, roll out again and cut mathris from it. With help of a fork, prick these mathris. Once done with pricking the mathri place them on a plate.
  6. Heat oil in a pan for frying the mathris. To check if the oil is heated. Bring your hand over the wok and you will feel the warmth of oil. Once the oil is sufficiently hot then drop one mathri in the wok to check if it’s roasting well. Mathri is heating gradually. The Mathri is frying well, now place rest of the mathris as well in the wok. Keep the flame low.
  7. Mathris have started floating on the surface and slightly roasted from beneath. Flip the side and continue frying until they get golden brown in color from both sides. When the Mathris have turned golden brown in color, drain them out in a plate. Hold the ladle on the side of the wok diagonally so that extra oil drains back into it. Place the mathris over a plate. You can similarly fry rest of the mathris as well.
  8. Scrumptious and tasty Mathris are ready. Green peas mathri is really different in taste. You can serve them anytime as a snack and you will love them for sure. You can surely relish the taste of this crunchy and lip smacking Green Peas Mathri with tea during your snacktime. You can also eat it with your favorite chutney or dip. You can also let the mathris cool down a little, store in any container and relish eating for up to a month.
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