For the second day of Baked Snacks, I made some Mathris, the Indian version of Crackers. I have made different types of crackers or Mathris, however when it was time to make some baked snacks for kids, I immediately remembered what Usha had made recently for Bakeathon.
While reading all the Bakeathon posts, I decided to try out all my bookmarks right away, instead of putting it for later. So you see I set out to make it right away! These baked mathris are very healthy as it uses only 2 tsp of oil and no butter, plus the fact that it uses more of wheat flour than anything else.
The trick lies in rolling out as thin as possible.
Preparation: 15- 20 minutes
Bake Time: 13 – 15 minutes
Wheat Flour – 1 cup
All-Purpose Flour – 1/2 cup
Sooji or Rava – 1/4 cup
Ajwain – 1 tbsp.
Black Pepper Powder – 1 tsp.
Black Sesame Seeds – 3 tsp.
Oil – 2 tbsp.
Salt to taste
Water approx 1/2 cup
How to make the Mathris
Take all the dry ingredients in a wide bowl, mix well. Add oil and then slowly add lukewarm water and knead to a stiff dough. Cover with a muslin cloth and let it rest for atlest 30 mins.
Preheat the oven to 185 C
Divide the dough into 2-3 portions, dust each ball and roll into a thin round disc.
Using a cookie cutter, cut out small discs of 2 inch diameter. Pierce the disc with a fork to ensure the mathris remain flat when baking.
Alternatively you can use a small cap or any circular object to cut into smaller shapes, if you do not have a cookie cutter.
Repeat the same with remaining dough. Knead to a dough again and repeat the process.
Arrange the mathris in a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven for 13 – 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Let cool and store in an airtight container. Serve it with tea or as a snack.