Matthe Recipe

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Matthe is a traditionally cooked recipe on festivals in west Uttar Pradesh. They seem similar to paranthas in terms of size. Crispy, soft Mattha fried on a low flame is prepare in 3  different flavors : Namkeen Matthe, Plain Matthe and Sweet Matthe. It is also a tradition to make Mattha on the occasion of Karva Chauth.

All 3 types of Mattha is used as a sign of goodluck in marriages and a basket full of Mattha is kept with the newly wed which will be offered to the groom's family. You can make these at once and use it for 2-3 weeks, Let us make Mattha for this Diwali.

हिन्दी में पढिये - Matthe Recipe


Ingredients required for Namkeen(salty) Matthe :

  • Flour(maida) - 200 grams
  • Ghee - 50 grams
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Ajjwain(carom seeds) - 1/4 tsp
  • Oil/Ghee - to fry

How to make Matta
Procedure for Namkeen Matthe -

Filter flour and keep in a utensil, put salt, Ajjwain, Ghee in flour and mix properly.

With the help of water knead a hard dough. Cover dough for 15 minutes and keep aside for 15 minutes. Now press the dough and break 2 balls from it.
How to make Matta
Roll 1 ball into a 6-7 diameter Puri. Make tiny round holes in a line as shown in the picture(with a fork) so that it is cooked properly from the inside too and does not get puffy like a Puri. Make holes on the other side of the rolled Puri as well.

Pour oil in a frying pan(kadhai) and heat, put Mathha's in hot oil. Fry on a low flame as you overturn them regularly till they turn brown then take them out. Prepare 2 Mattha's in this manner by frying in oil(Mattha has to be fried on  a low flame and this takes 7-8 minutes). Our Namkeen Matthe is ready.

- Ingredients required for Plain Matthe :

  • Flour(maida) - 200 grams
  • Ghee - 50 grams
  • Ghee - to fry

Feeke Matthe
Procedure to make Plain Mattha :

Filter flour and keep in a utensil, put Ghee in flour and mix properly.

With the help of water knead a hard dough. Cover dough for 15 minutes and keep aside for 15 minutes. Now press the dough and break 2 balls from it.

How to make Matta

Roll 1 ball into a 6-7 diameter Puri. Make tiny round holes(with a fork) in a line as shown in the picture so that it is cooked properly from the inside too and does not get puffy like a Puri. Make holes on the other side of the rolled Puri as well.

Pour oil in a frying pan(kadhai) and heat, put Mathha's in hot oil. Fry on a low flame as you overturn them regularly till they turn brown then take them out. Prepare 2 Mattha's in this manner by frying in oil(Mattha has to be fried on  a low flame and this takes 7-8 minutes). Our Plain Matthe is ready.

Procedure to make Sweet Mattha

We have to make Plain Mattha first to make Sweet Mattha. We have ready made Plain Mattha so now we will make them sweet. This requires sugar, for 2 Plain Mattha we need

Sugar - 200 gramsHow to make Matta

Put sugar in a utensil, mix 1/3 cup water to it and heat it. Stir with a spoon at regular intervals. 3-4 minutes after sugar is dissolved and water comes to boil our Chashni will be ready.(to test Chashni put 1 drop in a plate, Chashni should look like a drop. Or you can put it between the thumb and index finger then try to stick it. You will see Chashni sticks tom the fingers and a thread like substance appears). Turn off the gas.

Put the ready made Plain Mattha in this Chashni and keep them on a plate to dry. Sweet Matthe is ready after Chashni dries up. Fill these Matthe in an air tight container for a month. Take out Mattha whenever you want and eat.
How to make Matta

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