I am sure most of us have this question always asked by our kids as soon as they are back from the school..."Something nice...something crunchy to eat"?????? I always wonder what could be the meaning of something nice in their dictionary. After so many years I have come to a conclusion that something different each day is what they want!!So the search for such snacks is always on and this mathri recipe is nice and crunchy too:-)

Recipe from Maayeka
All Purpose Flour      1 cup
Wheat flour               1/4 cup
Anardhana                  1tsp
Carom seeds              1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds              1/2 tsp
Asfoetida                   a pinch
Pepper powder           1/4 tsp
Oil                               2 1/2 tsp
Salt                              1/2 tsp
Oil                               for deep frying
In a bowl mix the flours and salt together
Put all the other ingredients except the oil into it and mix well
Heat the oil and put the hot oil into this. Mix well until it resembles a coarse texture
Now add just enough water and knead it into a stiff dough.
Cover and let it rest for 15 minutes
Pinch small balls from it and roll it into medium thickness and prick all over with the fork(so that it does not puff up)
Heat oil in a deep frying pan and when it is sufficiently hot, lower the flame to medium and fry the mathri in batches of 5-6. Do not over crowd the pan
Once it browns on one side. flip it and let it fry well on the other side too.
When both the sides have browned, take it out and drain it on a absorbent paper.
When cool , store it in a airtight container.

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