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3 from 4 votes

Masala Mathri/Khajli

Crispy masala Mathri
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Festive Recipe, snacks/starters, Travel Food
Cuisine: Uttar Pradesh Cuisine
Keyword: khajli, masala, mathri
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 1 cup Refined Flour / Maida
  • 2.5 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1/3 tsp Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
  • 3/4 tsp Peppercorns / Sabut Kali Mirch crushed coarsly
  • To taste Salt / Namak
  • Pinch of Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp Readymade Pickle Masala / Achar Masala

To make paste

  • 2 tsp Cooking Oil
  • 2 tsp Refined Flour / Maida


  • In a big bowl add refined flour,all the spices and cooking oil and mix well.
  • Now add some water and knead to make a medium hard dough
  • Cover the dough with a lid and rest for 15 minutes.
  • Knead again and make small balls from the dough
  • In a bowl mix the cooking oil and refined oil and make a paste.
  • Take 4 balls and roll them seperately to make 4 medium thin rotis/discs.
  • Take a rolled roti apply some oil and refined flour paste all over it .sprinkle some pickle masala over it.
  • Cover it with 2nd roti and apply some paste all over the roti.sprinkle some pickle masala over it.
  • Now cover it with the 3rd roti and then apply the paste all over.sprinkle some pickle masala over it.
  • Cover it with the 4 th roti and then slightly press it.
  • Now roll it to make a long roll/log
  • Make thin slices from the log and keep aside.
  • press each piece with your palm to flatten it slightly.
  • Repeat the process with all the remaining dough.
  • In a deep and broad pan heat enough oil to deep fry.
  • Add few pieces in the oil and cook on slow heat till they become golden and crisp.
  • No need to turn the sides frequently ,just turn the side only once,
  • Drain on a paper napkin when done
  • Serve with mint chutney and a cup of hot tea


If you don't have pickle masala powder then can use chat masala instead or skip adding any masala.