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.
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24 papdi mathris
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
- Oil, as needed
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Fry the papdis, a few at a time, in hot oil on low-medium heat until they are crisp and golden.
- Remove to a plate and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
Aloo Papdi Mathri Recipe: Teatime Snack
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