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Baked Mathri...Three Pepper Sisters!!!

By Mmskitchenbites @mmskitchenbites
Baked Mathri or Baked Salted Crackers if you pleasetypically deep fried, I converted Mom’s regular mathri recipe to a baked one as I didn’t want to make the effort of deep frying them and dealing with all that left over oil...not as good as the fried version but pretty yum nonethelessJ
Baked Mathri...Three Pepper Sisters!!!

Baked Mathri/Baked Salted crackers


  • Maida/All purpose flour, 1 cup or Atta/Whole wheat flour, 1 cup or half cup of each
  • Suji/Semolina, ¼ cup
  • Baking powder, ½ tsp
  • Salt, ¾ tsp or to taste
  • Cumin seeds, ½ tsp
  • Hing/Asafoetida, ¼ tsp (optional)
  • Black Pepper, freshly ground, ¾ tsp
  • Fresh green chilies, chopped, 2-3
  • Fresh red chilies, chopped, 2-3 (or substitute with red chili flakes)
  • Melted Ghee or Oil, 3 tbsp if using maida and 4 tbsp if using atta
  • Water to knead the dough (I used a little more than ¼ cup)


Take a mixing bowl and combine all the dry ingredients. Add the ghee/oil and mix with your fingertips for about 4-5 minutes. Start adding water a tablespoon at a time and bring the dough together to fairly stiff dough without kneading too much. Cover the dough with a damp cloth or plastic wrap and keep aside for 10 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease a baking tray with oil spray or oil. Divide the dough into two parts. Roll out the dough into a little less than ¼ “ thickness flat disc and then cut them into desired shapes using cookie cutter or knife. Prick them a fork all over and place them on the prepared baking tray. Bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes on one side and then flip and bake for about 5 more minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and once cool, store in an airtight container.
Serve with tea, pickle or any chutney/dip of your choice.


Other flavoring you can use:
  • Ajwain/carom seeds, Kasoori Methi/Dried Fenugreek leaves and Black pepper
  • Ajwain/carom seeds and Black pepper
  • Kalonji/Nigella seeds and Black pepper
  • Italian seasoning and Black pepper
  • Red chili flakes and Oregano
  • Add some sesame seeds or flax seeds to the dough
  • Add some ginger paste to the dough

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