Mathri makes me nostalgic! It is a delicacy I have loved eating eversince I was a child.
I remember how excited I would get as a child, on hearing that some distant relative or friend was visting a particular place of religious importance (because to me it meant them bringing back 'prasad' (Mathri) from that place)... :) :)
Recently, I expressed my desire to eat these super sweet indian cookies, and my sis in law was more than happy to make some for me at home!!

Voila, I present to you a delicacy that makes me feel all happy and warm and reminds me of my childhood days... Mathri

Mathri is just an Indian version of a cookie. Only it is not baked rather fried in ghee.


Refined Flour - 500 gms
Sesame Seeds - a handfull
Milk - 2 tsp
Ghee - to fry
Sugar - 2 cups
Water -2 Cups

Method: In a vessel, get all the refined flour and add sesame seeds to it. Bind it into a very hard dough using very minimal milk.
Now form small round flat balls out of it.
Poke them with a fork. See the image below to get an idea of what it looks like.

Now, heat ghee in a pan and at a low flame, fry these balls untill they turn brown in colour.

Now in another vessel add 2 cups of sugar and 2 cups of water. Bring it to boil. Stir it occasionally and let the sugar melt. Test the consistency constantly. We want it to be a 3 thread consistency. Dip the fried mathris into this chasni and remove instantly.


Wait till they cool down and then devour them. Who's stopping you.


This Recipe goes to the Christmas Delicacy Event at


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