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Aloo Papdi Mathri: A Teatime Snack Recipe

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Aloo Papdi Mathri

Aloo Papdi Mathri

What Is Aloo Papdi Mathri?

Aloo papdi mathri is a popular savoury teatime snack in India. Quick and easy to make, this crisp and delicious snack is prepared with potatoes and all-purpose flour. It can be served with any pickle or tea or both. It can also be used in the preparation of chaat, a traditional fast food and street food from the Indian subcontinent.

Do try it and share your experience.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

45 min

1 hour

24 papdi mathris

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For the dough:

  • 1 cup maida (all-purpose flour)
  • 1/2 cup sooji (semolina)
  • 2 boiled and grated potatoes
  • 1 tsp red chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp ajwain (cumin seeds)
  • 1 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • Water, as needed

For frying:

  • Oil, as needed


  1. In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients dough, except for the water. Mix well. Add just as much water as needed to knead the mixture into a stiff dough. Cover the dough and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  2. After 10 minutes, knead the dough a few times; then divide the dough into 2 equal portions. Take 1 portion, shape into a log and cut into 12 equal-sized pieces. Repeat the process with the other half of the dough.
  3. Grease your hands with a little oil. Take a dough piece, flatten it and then roll it out into a thin round shaped papdi with an oil-greased rolling pin. Finish off rolling all the papdis. Prick the papdis all over, on both sides, with a fork.
  4. Fry the papdis, a few at a time, in hot oil on low-medium heat until they are crisp and golden.
  5. Remove to a plate and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Aloo Papdi Mathri Recipe: Teatime Snack

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