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methi mathri recipe
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Methi Mathri recipe | baked mathri recipe

Methi mathri is the best companion for tea time. It can be prepared by deep frying or cooking in air fryer
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: mathhi, methi mathri, spicy mathri
Servings: 12 people


  • kadai/frying pan (traditional method)
  • or air fryer for low oil version
  • cookie cutter


  • 1.5 cup maida plain flour
  • ½ cup oats flour replaceable with plain flour or whole meal flour(aata)
  • 1.5 tablespoon flax seed meal with ⅓ cup water (optional)
  • 1 tsp. salt or as per taste
  • cup water to knead, more if flax seed not used
  • 1 cup fresh methi leaves fresh fenugreek leaves
  • 4 tablespoon oil


  • Soak flax seed powder with water for 15 minutes. (you can skip the flax seeds if you do not have it,you will need little more water to knead the dough)
    Add the oil to plain flour,oats flour and salt. Mix it until you can combine the dough
  • Add flax seed mix,water to the mix.
  • Finely chop the methi leaves
  • Knead a medium tight dough by adding all ingredients to the bowl. You may knead by hand or use a stand mixer optionally.
    Take a small amount of dough and roll it into a big flatbread using a rolling pin.Use a cookie cutter to cut circles or any desired shape.

In air fryer

  • Pre heat the air fryer for 10 mins at 170 deg C.
  • Place all the mathri in the basket.
  • Cook the crackers for 12-13 mins at 170 deg C. Spray oil once and flip it so that it is cooked evenly from all sides and are golden brown .
  • Store in a clean dry jar once it completely cools down.

Traditional method (frying)

  • Heat oil and fry them crisp.
  • Ensure oil remains medium hot. If the oil goes cold, you may see some boils on the cracker. If it is very hot, your mathri will become soft.
  • Place the crackers on a tissue to soak extra oil.


  1. To make mathri only with whole wheat i.e. aata and avoid plain flour i.e. maida, add 1 teaspoon of semolina i.e.sooji and additional 1 tbsp. of ghee/oil to whole wheat flour while kneading it.
  2. Oat flour,flax seeds are just addition to the ingredient list to make it more nutritious,you may use any combination of plain flour/whole wheat flour