SALTY SPINACH CRACKERS (PALAK MATHRI)

Mathri is one of the favorite Indian tea-time snacks. It’s a crumbly, salty and savory Indian biscuit that’s perfect for serving alongside a hot cup of chai. Typically, mathris are deep fried and made with all-purpose flour. And this is the reason why many health conscious persons donot like to try this super snack. So I decide to give this traditional savoury snacks a makeover by making it healthy easy to make – you just bake these little biscuits in an oven with whole wheat flour in place of all purpose flour . The Oven Baked Mathris are flaky and tasty and one can have it without any guilt pangs.

Ingredients:

Whole Wheat Flour – 2 cupsSemolina – 1 cupGhee/Oil – 4 heaped tbspsRosemary- 1 tspCarrom seeds-( Ajwain)-1tspSalt to tasteSpinach leaves – 2 bunchCold water

Method:

Let’s Learn how to cook Mathris:Clean and finely chop the spinach leaves and keep it aside.Sieve the all purpose flour, Semolina and salt 2 to 3 times.In a bowl, add flour,semolina, rosemary, carom seeds, chopped spinach , ghee (or oil) and salt and combine well. The mixture should resemble fine bread crumbs. Slowly add cold water and knead into a stiff yet pliable dough. Keep it inside a cling wrap and refrigerate for minimum 30 minutes.Preheat the oven to 180 degree.Take out the dough from the refrigerator and keep aside for 5 minutes. Divide the dough into two parts. Now start rolling the dough keeping between two sheet of baking paper with some flour for dusting.Roll into a circle of thickness of your choice and with the help of cookie cutter , take out small circular Mathris. Prick all over with a fork.Arrange in a baking tray and apply a brush of ghee on all the Mathris and bake on 180 degree for 10 to 12 minutes.Take out from oven and let it cool on wire rack for some time. Your health Tea time mathris is ready to be relished.Store in airtight containers. Serve them with tea.

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