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Nutritious Homemade Crispy Matris

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 20-25 pieces 1x


Crispy, crumbly, salty, whole wheat flour biscuits enjoyed with tea or coffee. Also, makes a filling, nutritious on-the-go snack for kids and adults. 


  • ½ cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 tbsp All-purpose Flour 
  • ½ tsp Carom seeds (Ajwain)
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½  tbsp Hemp Seeds (optional)
  • 12 tbsp melted Ghee
  • Water
  • 12 cups Oil


  1. Combine all the dry ingredients.
  2. Add a tbsp of ghee and mix well. Try to see if you can loosely bind it. If not, add a little more ghee to ensure that the flour base is nice and crumbly to begin with.
  3. Add little water at a time to form a stiff dough. When you make an indent in the dough, it should not be too deep or pliable. This is the key to making a crumbly biscuit that is easy to roll as well. Cover with a damp cloth for 10 mins.
  4. Heat the oil in a small saucepan on low heat.
  5. Divide the rested dough in 4 portions. Take 1 portion and keep the other 3 covered.
  6. Start rolling out the portion with a pin until it is 1/4th inch thick. Make sure the thickness is even throughout.
  7. Now, pierce the rolled dough with a fork to prevent any puffing up during frying.
  8. Then, using a cookie cutter start cutting the dough. Any cookie cutter will do, I prefer the biscuits or matris to be bite-sized, so prefer an approximately 2 inches cookie cutter.
  9. Take the remaining dough and merge it with the 2nd portion. Roll, cut, repeat until you have all the pieces/biscuits/matris ready to be fried.
  10. Turn the heat on medium-low. The oil should not be burning hot when you put in the matris. Fry in batches 7-8 pieces at a time. Each batch should take about 2-3 mins to brown evenly. **See notes for heat temperature details.
  11. Line a plate with a paper towel, and place the fried matris, so that the excess oil can be absorbed.
  12. Once cool enough to handle, store in an air-tight box at room temperature for 3-4 weeks.
  13. Enjoy with Raw mango pickle (Indian achar) or by itself with a cup of tea or coffee.


  • If they are browning too quickly, that means the oil is very hot and the matris will be very crumbly and soft. If the oil is on the cooler side, the matris will be extra crispy and a little tough to bite into.
  • If the oil is too hot, consider turning the heat down to simmer when you are taking out the fried batch and putting in the new ones.
  • You can add any other spices you like, like ginger, garlic, chilli powder to make like masala matris. The recipe above is what is typically made at home.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Indian

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