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MATHRI with Besan Filling

Pooja.Taori's picture
I like mathri with hot tea.
  Plain flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Ghee 2 Tablespoon, melted
  Salt To Taste
  Bengal gram 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Carom seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
  Oil 3 Teaspoon (For greasing)
  Frying oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For deep frying)

For the dough
1. Combine the plain flour, ghee, salt and enough water to make a semi-soft dough. Knead well.
2. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside.
For the filling
1. Combine all the ingredients and sauté over a slow flame till the gram flour turns golden brown in colour.
2. Cool completely and divide the filling into 5 equal portions. Keep aside.
How to proceed
1. Divide the dough into 5 equal portions.
2. Roll out each portion of the dough into a 50 mm. (2") diameter circle.
3. Place one portion of the filling in the centre of each rolled dough circle and bring the ends together so as to seal the filling inside completely.
4. Roll out the stuffed dough circle to make a 100 mm. (4") diameter circle taking care to ensure the filling does not spill out.
5. Pinch the sides of the mathri using your finger tips.
6. Pinch the surface of the rolled out mathri so as to form a design.
7. Prick the mathri all over with a fork.
8. Repeat steps 2 to 7 with the remaining portions of the dough and filling.
9. Deep fry the mathris in hot oil till they are half cooked. Drain.
10. Once all the mathris are half-cooked, deep fry them over a slow flame till they are golden brown in colour. These take a long time to fry as the crust is thick and needs to be cooked on the insides also.
11. Drain on absorbent paper.
12. Cool and store in an air-tight container.
13. Serve with pickle or masala tea.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Vegan, Vegetarian
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 204 Calories from Fat 87

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g14.9%

Saturated Fat 3.9 g19.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 13.4 mg4.5%

Sodium 75.7 mg3.2%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.6%

Dietary Fiber 2.4 g9.6%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 3 g6.6%

Vitamin A 5.4% Vitamin C 2.1%

Calcium 1.8% Iron 5.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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MATHRI With Besan Filling Recipe