Baked Palak Ki Mathri Recipe (Baked Spinach Spicy Tea-Time Crackers)
Healthy savoury mathri recipe for tea time
Baked Palak Ki Mathri Recipe is a healthy take on Mathri - one of the favorite Indian tea-time snacks. It’s a crumbly, salty and savory Indian fritter or biscuit that has a flaky texture and is perfect served alongside a hot cup of tea. Typically, mathris are deep fried and made with all-purpose flour, as a result many health conscious people avoid it. But this recipe uses the traditional savoury snacks but with healthy twist, where they are fortified with spinach leaves and baked, rather than deep fried. What’s more - whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour gives it grain and texture too, so you can enjoy this tea-time treat, minus the guilt.
Serve the Baked Palak Ki Mathri along with Masala Chai and some other treats like
- 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 cup Sooji (Semolina/ Rava)
- 4 tablespoons Ghee
- 1 teaspoon Ajwain (Carom seeds)
- Salt , to taste
- 100 grams Spinach Leaves (Palak) , chopped
How to make Baked Palak Ki Mathri Recipe (Baked Spinach Spicy Tea-Time Crackers)
To begin making the Baked Palak Ki Mathri Recipe, first clean the spinach thoroughly. Then, finely chop the leaves up and keep them aside for later use.
Sieve the whole wheat flour, semolina and salt 2 to 3 times into w mixing bowl. Add the carom seeds, chopped spinach, ghee (or oil) and salt and combine well with your fingertips till the mixture resembles wet sand or coarse bread crumbs.
Next, slowly add cold water little at a time, and knead the mixture together to get a stiff yet pliable dough. Roll it around in the mixing bowl and keep place it in a covered dish, in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
When you are ready to bake the mathri, take the dough out from the refrigerator and keep aside for 5 minutes.
Divide the dough into two parts. Roll each part into a circle of thickness of your choice. Dust the flour if you find it hard to roll.
Then, using a cookie cutter, portion out small circular mathris. Prick them all over with a fork and arrange them on the baking tray lined with baking paper.
Brush the surface of the mathri with melted ghee and bake at 180 degrees C for 10 to 12 minutes, until they are cooked through.
Remove the tray from the oven, allow the mathris to cool completely on a wire rack. Once cooled the palak mathris are ready to be served.