Mattri (Savory Fried Biscuits)

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“This savoury Indian biscuit is admittedly far from 'health-food', but it tastes fantastic! Makes a tongue-tickling snack for any time of the day! Prep. time includes resting time for the dough.”
12-16 mattris

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl mix together the all-purpose flour, semolina, salt, pepper, cumin seeds, and vegetable shortening.
  2. Mix lightly to obtain a bread-crumb consistency.
  3. Add equal amounts of milk and warm water to make a stiff dough.
  4. Knead the dough well for 15-20 minutes, cover, and set aside for another 20 minutes.
  5. Make lemon-sized balls of the dough, and roll into 3-inch diameter circles ('puris') on a floured board, using a rolling pin.
  6. Prick each'puri' with a fork a few times.
  7. Heat oil (for frying) in a heavy frying pan and deep fry the puris, one at a time (turning every minute or so for even browning), until golden brown.
  8. Remove from heat and drain excess oil on tissue.
  9. Serve plain, or with a sweet/sour chutney.
  10. This can be stored in an airtight tin for upto a week.

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