Pheki Mathri Recipe - Crispy Fried Savoury Fritters
Pheki Mathri is a crispy, flaky deep fried snack which is perfect for a tea time and festive celebrations. Pheki Mathri does not have salt. Make and serve with a pickle by the side as a snack anytime of the day.
Pheki Mathri Recipe is a nostalgic one for me. It takes me back to train journeys from my childhood, which always invoke memories of two things - aloo poori and mathri-achar. The pheki (salt less) mathri crispy fried to perfection, is one of my favorite North Indian snacks especially when eaten with the Punjabi mango pickle. The texture of mathri is a classic - almost like savory flaky shortcrust. Crisp on the outside yet soft and flaky on the inside. Pheki Mathri Recipe would always be a part of our long train journeys but are also great to make ahead for Diwali.
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- 1 cup All Purpose Flour (Maida)
- 2 tablespoons Chiroti Rava
- 4 tablespoons Ghee
- 1/3 cup Lukewarm Water
How to make Pheki Mathri Recipe - Crispy Fried Savoury Fritters
To begin making the Pheki Mathai Recipe, first mix the dry ingredients - maida and sooji together.
Add the ghee to the mixture and rub between your fingers till the dough turns crumbly and resembles breadcrumbs.
Gradually add warm water, little at a time, while bringing the dough together into a ball. Knead for 3-4 minutes till the dough stops sticking and comes together into a neat ball.
Cover with a muslin cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, divide the dough into 8 equal parts. Make balls and keep aside for 5 minutes.
Now roll the mathris out by rolling each ball into a disc about 1/4 inch thick and 5-6 inch diameter. Poke the rolled out mathri with fork or knife so that it doesn't fluff up while frying.
Next, to deep fry the mathri, heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
Fry the mathris for 2-3 minutes on each side till golden brown. Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and keep aside to cool.
Allow the mathris to cool completely, and then store them in an airtight container.