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13 March, 2018

Freshly Baked Methi Crackers| Baked Methi Mathri #Bread Bakers

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Fresh Methi Crackers Baked ( Baked Methi Mathri) is a healthier baked version of the Indian savoury cracker Methi Mathri. A Mathri is a deep-fried snack that is made from refined flour. However, here I have used whole wheat flour and chickpea flour and baked the mathri.  The addition of fenugreek or methi leaves increases the increases the dietary fibre and flavour of the mathri. But then consuming methi has its own benefits like it lowers cholesterol, controls diabetics to name two.

 Freshly Baked Methi Crackers,Baked Methi Mathri,#Bread-Bakers

Freshly Baked Methi Crackers

This month for BreadBakers we are making Crackers that our host for the month, Sue who blogs at Palatable Pastime asked us to bake crackers or crisp lavash of any flavour and with any flour.

Freshly Baked Methi Crackers,Baked Methi Mathri,#Bread-Bakers

Baked Methi Mathri

The main ingredients are whole wheat flour, chickpea flour, fresh methi leaves, green chillies, ginger, cumin, red chilli powder, turmeric, sugar and oil.

I have adapted the recipe to suit our tastes from here.

 Freshly Baked Methi Crackers,Baked Methi Mathri,#Bread-Bakers

Freshly Baked Methi Crackers, Baked Methi Mathri,#Bread-Bakers

Freshly Baked Methi Crackers| Baked Methi Mathri #Bread Bakers

  • Serves: 40 pieces
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes each tray

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup atta/whole wheat flour
  •  1/2 cup besan/ chickpea flour
  • 1 green chilli chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger chopped
  • 1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp haldi/turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp hing/asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • A pinch of cooking soda
  • 2 tbsp    oil
  • 1/2 cup methi/ fenugreek leaves
  • 1/2 cup water

Method:

  • Preheat oven (OTG) at 150° C.
  • Crush the green chillies and ginger to a fine paste. I started out with this chillies but then I reduced the chillies and ginger by half.

Ginger and chillies

  • Chop the methi and add to a bowl. I used what we call in India a “Parat”

Fresh Methi Leaves

  • In the parat, add the green chillies, ginger paste, methi leaves.
  • Add the whole wheat flour, besan, salt, sugar, cumin seeds, red chilli powder, haldi, soda.

Methi leaves crackers ingredients

Cooking Soda

  • Add the 2 tsp oil and rub the flour until the flour resembles crumbs.

The flour after rubbing the oil

  • Add a little water and knead to a stiff but pliable dough.
  • Apply the rest of the oil to the dough and keep it covered for 30 minutes.
  • Make 4 equal balls with the dough.
  • Roll the dough into a thin circular disc and then cut into desired shapes.

Fresh Fenugreek Leaves Crackers in the Making

  • Place the strips on a greased baking tray and bake for 20 minutes until crisp and golden.

My Fenugreek crackers ready for the oven

  • Cool and store in an airtight container.
Fresh Crackers rich in Fenugreek Leaves

Fresh Crackers rich in Fenugreek Leaves

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Fresh Methi Crackers Baked| Baked Methi Mathri
A healthier baked version of the Indian savoury cracker Methi Mathri.
Freshly Baked Methi Crackers,Baked Methi Mathri,#Bread-Bakers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes each tray
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
peices
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes each tray
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
peices
Freshly Baked Methi Crackers,Baked Methi Mathri,#Bread-Bakers
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven (OTG) at 150° C.
  2. Crush the green chillies and ginger to a fine paste.
  3. Chop the methi and add to a bowl. I used what we call in India a “Parat”
  4. In the parat, add the green chillies, ginger paste, methi leaves.
  5. Add the whole wheat flour, besan, salt, sugar, cumin seeds, red chilli powder, haldi, soda. Rub the ingredients together.
  6. Add the 2 tsp oil and rub the flour until the flour resembles crumbs.
  7. Add a little water and knead to a stiff but pliable dough.
  8. Apply the rest of the oil to the dough and keep it covered for 30 minutes.
  9. Make 4 equal balls with the dough.
  10. Roll the dough to a thin circular disc and then cut into desired shapes.
  11. Place the strips on a greased baking tray and bake for 20 minutes until crisp and golden.
  12. Cool and store in an airtight container.
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18 thoughts on : Freshly Baked Methi Crackers| Baked Methi Mathri #Bread Bakers

  • March 14, 2018 at 10:51 am

    Hello Archana, I loved your recipe. I made methi crackers during Holi and used Kasuri methi. We used them for chaat papri and loved it. Your crackers look so beautiful and Yum!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 15, 2018 at 8:40 pm

      Papdi chaat yes that is a great idea. Thanks for the suggestion and your lovely comment.

       
  • March 14, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Super delicious! these can be a great companion for the journey too 🙂

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 15, 2018 at 8:40 pm

      😀

       
  • March 14, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    Lovely healthy twist to our good old methi mathri recipe in the avatar of new age baked cracker just loving it👌🏻👌🏻

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 15, 2018 at 8:39 pm

      😀

       
  • March 14, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    superb idea to include methi leaves in regular diet, this will be a great pair with a cup of tea..

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 15, 2018 at 8:39 pm

      Woman after my heart!!! It was yummy.

       
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 16, 2018 at 8:48 pm

      Thanks, Shamila.

       
  • March 16, 2018 at 10:22 am

    wonderful mathris…love that methi flavour…

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 16, 2018 at 8:45 pm

      Thanks.

       
  • March 16, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Those methi crackers looks absolutely fabulous to munch anytime of the day Archana, and the addition of methi leaves makes this crackers more healthier.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 16, 2018 at 8:45 pm

      Thank you.

       
  • March 18, 2018 at 7:38 am

    What a treat these Methi crackers are and i like the baked recipe-no guilt!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 18, 2018 at 8:51 pm

      Thanks.

       
  • March 28, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Loved the recipe and I bet these must be so good that it would vanish within minutes with either a dip or a cup of chai! Baking is my passion too, mostly savoury and crackers are such a delight esp with whole wheat, healthy too.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:51 pm

      I just vanished. Unfortunately, we will get good methi in next winter season only so will have to wait to make this. Only hope I do not forget it. 😀

       

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