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trikoni mathri
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Namkeen Khaja / Trikoni Mathru

A crisp and layered Indian style savoury cracker
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Kids Friendly, snacks/starters, Travel Food
Cuisine: Punjabi Cuisine
Servings: 15 mathri


  • 1 cup Refined Flour / Maida
  • 1 tbsp Semolina / Sooji
  • 2 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Clarified Butter / Desi Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Carom Seeds / Ajwain
  • 1/2 tsp Peppercorns / Sabut Kali Mirch crushed
  • To taste Salt / Namak
  • to deep fry Cooking oil or ghee


  • In a big bowl take refined flour, semolina ,salt, pepper, ajwain and mix well.
  • Add cooking oil and rub it well with your fingers.
  • Add water and make a medium stiff dough.
  • Cover and let the dough rest for 15 minutes.
  • Rub and knead it again and then make small equal size balls from the dough.
  • Take a ball and roll to make a thin poori.
  • Apply little ghee on half portion and then fold gently it to make half moon but don't press it.
  • Then apply ghee on the half moon and then fold it again to make a triangle .
  • Prick with a fork 2-3 places and then seal it by inserting a clove.
  • In a deep wide pan add enough oil to deep fry.
  • When it become medium hot then slide few mathris and then lower the heat.
  • Deep fry till they become nice golden in colour.
  • Drain on a paper napkin to absorb the extra oil.
  • Store in a airtight container when they cool down completely.
  • Serve with some pickle, chutney and tea.