Namak Paare/ Matri

Namak Paare/ Matri , an authentic snack from North India. In just few ingredients you can prepare this savory snack.  You can have this snack any time of a day and year. It tastes best when served with hot coffee or tea.


Maida/ All Purpose Flour – 1 Cup
Carom Seeds/Ajwain – ½ tsp
Salt – 1 tsp
Clarified Butter/ Butter – 1 tbsp
Water -1/4 cup
Chaat Masala Powder - 1 tsp
Oil - for Frying


Step 01) Take a bowl add one cup of maida/All purpose flour, carom seeds and salt and mix it well

Step 02) Add clarified butter and mix well till it coats nicely with the flour

Step 03) Add water little at a time and knead. (Dough should be little stiff so use very little water) add ½ tsp butter in the end and knead and cover it with lid. Let dough rest for 10 to 15 mins

Step 04) Make a small size ball from the dough, grease it with pinch of butter and roll like chapati/Indian bread –just a little thicker than regular chapati

Step 05) Grease the knife with little butter and cut them in to strips and give shape as diamond or long pieces

Step 06) Heat oil in a pan for frying, once it is hot enough drop the little pieces and press them little so it dunks nicely with oil and fry them till all the pieces turns to golden color and transfer it to paper issue to absorb the excess oil

Step 07) Follow the step from 4 to 6 till you consume all the dough.

Serving:  Sprinkle some chaat Masala powder on matri before serving. Enjoy your snack time!:)

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