How to make Kasuri Methi Mathri- Sk Khazana -

An excellent accompaniment to cups of hot tea, this snack is full of kausri methi flavour

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Dry fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) (कसूरी मेथी), Dry fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) powder

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Kasuri Methi Mathri- Sk Khazana

Kasuri Methi Mathri- Sk Khazana Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kasuri Methi Mathri- Sk Khazana Recipe

  • Dry fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) 3 tablespoons

  • Dry fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) powder for sprinkling

  • Refined flour (maida) 2 cups

  • Semolina (rawa/suji) 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ghee 1/3 cup

  • Oil for deep-frying


Step 1

Take refined flour in a large bowl, add semolina, salt, cumin seeds, crush and add carom seeds. Add crushed black peppercorns and kasuri methi and mix well.

Step 2

Add ghee and rub in well. If you take a fistful of the mixture in your fist and press it should hold shape. Add a little water at a time and knead till you get a stiff dough.

Step 3

Cover the dough with a damp muslin cloth and set aside for 30 minutes.

Step 4

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai on medium heat.

Step 5

Gently knead the rested dough and divide into small equal portions and shape them into balls.

Step 6

Gently flatten each ball between your palms to make a slightly thick discs. Or roll them with a rolling pin. Prick all over with a fork.

Step 7

Slide in the mathris, a few at a time, into medium hot oil and deep-fry, turning them often, till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper and sprinkle salt and dried fenugreek leaves powder over them.

Step 8

Store in an air tight container once they have cooled to room temperature or arrange them on a serving plate and serve with cups of hot tea.

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