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Meethi (sweet) Mathri

This sweet meethi mathri is essentially a shortcrust pastry like dough which is deep fried and then coated with sugar syrup.
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 10 serving


  • 1 cup Maida
  • 2 tbsps Sooji (chiroti)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Ghee
  • 1/4 cup Water Warm
  • sugar syrup For the
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder


  • Mix the dry ingredients i.e maida, sooji and salt together.
  • Add the ghee to above and rub between your fingers till the dough turns crumbly and resembles breadcrumbs
  • Add the warm water slowly bringing the dough together into a ball. Knead for 3-4 minutes till the dough stops sticking. Rest for 5 minutes and knead again till soft for about 5 minutes.
  • Cover with a muslin cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, divide the dough in 16 equal parts. Make balls and keep aside for 5 minutes
  • Now roll each ball in about 1/4 inch thick and 2-3 inch diameter. Poke the rolled out mathri with fork or knife so that it doesn't fluff up while frying.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai and when it is medium hot fry the mathri 2-3 minutes on each side till golden brown.
  • Keep aside for cooling and make the sugar syrup in the meanwhile.
  • In a heavy bottom pan, boil together water, sugar and cardamom powder. Reduce the heat once it comes to a boil and continue to cook till the syrup is of the two string consistency, this should take about 8-10 minutes on low heat.
  • Switch off the heat and dip the pre-fried mathri in the sugar syrup. Keep the Mathris submerged in sugar syrup for about 30 seconds so that it is completely coated.
  • Keep on a flat try till completely dry. Repeat for all mathris and keep them spread out.
  • Store in an airtight container when completely dry and cool.


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