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Diwali recipe: Punjabi Matthis to go with your evening tea :-)

By Nidhi S Raj
October 21, 2014 18:06 IST
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Nidhi S Raj of Soul And Spice Box shares with us this recipe.

This is a quick, fun snack to munch on with your cup of evening tea and is cute as a button!

Punjabi Matthi

Here is what you will need to make this:

Ingredients:

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) 1 cup
  • All purpose flour (Maida) 1/2 cup
  • Kasuri Methi -- 1 tsp
  • Ajwain -- 1 tsp
  • Black pepper -- 1 tsp (Freshly ground)
  • Baking powder -- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt -- 1 tsp (or to taste)
  • Ghee -- 2 tbsp
  • Hing -- 1 pinch
  • Warm water to kneed (approximately 3/4 cup)

Method:

  • Take a bowl and combine all the dry ingredients. Make sure the pepper is freshly ground. Use a mortar and pestle to pound the pepper if you have it, otherwise use a pepper mill.
  • Add the warm water gradually and knead for 10-15 minutes to make the dough.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degree C (350 degree F)
  • Roll out the dough with the help of a rolling pin and use cookie cutters or bottle caps to make the desired shape.
  • I wanted to make mine like buttons so I used two cutters. Used the bigger cutter to form the shape and use the smaller cutter to give a small indent. Don't press it all the way though, just press it lightly.
  • Use a skewer to make four small holes in the centre.
  • Transfer the matthis to a cookie sheet and bake at 180 degree C (350 degree F) for 20 minutes on one side. After 20 minutes, flip the matthi and bake for another 15 minutes.
  • Once they are baked, transfer them to a cooling rack and store in an air tight container.
  • These matthis can be stored for 15-20 days in an air tight container.
  • Serve with pickle on the side.

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