Healthy Mathri

Mathri is a famous Indian tea-time savory snack. It’s crispy, crunchy and this recipe makes it healthy too. A must try recipe and enjoy it without any guilt.

Regular mathris are prepared with all-purpose flour and then deep-fried, in this recipe instead we use whole wheat flour along with gram flour and we bake them. 

Also try: Whole Wheat Papdi, Jeera Biscuits, Brownie Cookies or Nankhatai.

Cuisine: Indian

Time: Preparation –  25 mins, Baking – 20 mins, Total – 45 mins

Servings: makes around 20 mathris.


  1. Whole Wheat Flour – 3/4 cup
  2. Gram Flour (Besan) – 1/4 cup
  3. Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves) – 1 tbsp
  4. Black Peppercorns – 1/2 tsp (crushed)
  5. Oil – 2 tbsp + 2 tsp (40ML)
  6. Carrom Seeds (Ajwain) – 1/2 tsp
  7. Water – to knead the dough, around 1/2 cup
  8. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Healthy Mathri:

  1. Take a mixing bowl. Add wheat flour, gram flour, kasuri methi, crushed black peppercorns, carrom seeds, oil and salt. Mix with your fingers, it’ll be crumbly
  2. Now add water little by little and start kneading the dough. Make a smooth and firm dough. Cover and keep aside for 20 mins
  3. Divide the dough into 18-20 equal parts. Take one portion and roll it using a rolling-pin, around 1/4 inch thickness
  4. Prick the mathri with a fork so that it doesn’t puff . Similarly do the rest
  5. Pre-heat the oven to 375 F or 180 C. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the mathris and bake them for 20-22 mins, flip once half way through
  6. Your Mathris are ready. Let them cool down and store in an airtight container. Enjoy with tea!!!


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