Holi Recipe: Mathri

Updated: Feb 19, 2010, 16:10 PM IST

Holi is the festival of fun and good food. To ensure that cumbersome cooking does not come in way of celebrations, you can do some preparation in advance. The following snack can be made and stored even a fortnight before Holi.


21/2 cups maida
¼ cup fine semolina
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp baking powder
3 tsp curd
A little warm water
4-5 tsp melted ghee / oil
Oil for deep frying


Add flour, salt, and baking powder. Add ghee and mix till it forms like breadcrumbs. Mix the curd with water and make firm dough with this liquid. Keep aside for ½ hours after covering with a damp cloth. Make small balls out of the dough and roll them.

Take a kadhai and heat the ghee/oil. Fry the rolled mathris in a batch over moderate heat. Fry the mathris to make them pale gold in colour, but not brown. Take the mathris out and drain the excess oil in oil paper.