How to make Mathia -

Fried moth flour based snack.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Moth flour, Black gram split (urad dal dhuli) (उड़द दाल धुली)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Mathia

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Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Mathia Recipe

  • Moth flour 1 cup

  • Black gram split (urad dal dhuli) ½ cup

  • Red chilli powder 2 teaspoons

  • Ghee 2½ teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) 2 tablespoons

  • Papad khar 1½ teaspoons

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 2 teaspoons

  • Oil for deep-frying

Method

Step 1

Take the moth flour in a bowl. Add the urad dal flour, chilli powder and ghee and mix well.

Step 2

Combine the salt, castor sugar, papad khar and carom seeds in another bowl. Add one-fourth cup of warm water and mix.

Step 3

Add the papad khar mixture to the dry mixture and knead into a stiff dough. Pound the dough using a pestle for fifteen minutes. Set aside for fifteen minutes.

Step 4

Divide the dough into twelve small equal portions and roll out into thin discs.

Step 5

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Deep-fry the discs till golden and crisp. Drain on an absorbent paper.

Step 6

Serve.

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