Nimki Or Mathri


Our country India is known for it’s cultural and traditional festivals.  Because of it’s various culture and religion.

In India we celebrate and enjoy the different festival in every month.

Our country is full of diversity in the religions languages and culture.

We all are preparing for upcoming Diwali celebration. Making different kinds of savory and sweet snacks.

Today presenting a traditional snack recipe. A very common home made snack.

My mom and mom in-law made it very often and store to serve with tea or coffee.

Nimki or mathri. Crispy crunchy delicious snack made of all purpose flour.

But I mixed some whole wheat flour too. Nowadays we all try to avoid all purpose flour for health reasons. But you can use all purpose flour or maida only if you like.

I made it star shaped by a cookie cutter.
You can make it triangle shape or simply roll and cut into stripes. Like this


For triangular shape take small ball out of the dough. Roll it in circle. Fold it in half moon shape. Then again fold it in a triangular shape.
Prick it allover with a fork or knife and fry.



Whole wheat flour  – 1 cup

All purpose flour/maida  – 1 cup

Onion seed or kalaunji – 1 teaspoon

Dried fenugreek leaves or kasuri methi – 1 teaspoon crushed

Salt – 1 teaspoon or to taste

Hot oil or ghee/clarified butter – 4 tablespoon

Soda –  1/4th teaspoon

Oil for frying


Mix flour, soda, salt and crushed dried fenugreek leaves together.

Add the onion seeds and hot oil or ghee/clarified butter.

Add water slowly to knead the dough.

The dough shouldn’t be soft but a little hard so add water carefully. Make a firm dough and keep aside covered for 10-15 minutes.

Make balls and roll the dough with rolling pin.

Take a cookie cutter of your choice. Cut them in any shape.
You can make round mathri/nimki too.

Fry the mathri/ nimki in medium hot oil. Keep the flame low.

Fry till light browned and crisp.
I used dried fenugreek leaves. You can use mint or curry leaves too if you like.

Even you can add oregano or basil in the dough to get a different taste.

Add the spices as per your taste and enjoy.

You can store the mathri/nimki in a airtight jar for later use.

Serve with tea or coffee.

This post is going to be a part of #FoodieMonday #Bloghop #Theme savory Diwali Snacks.


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Batter Up With Sujata

I am Sujata Roy. A homemaker, a doting mother to two beautiful grown up children, a blogger, a passionate cook and lastly a foodie. Experimenting in the kitchen is what I love and enjoy doing the most. Specially experimenting with vegetarian dishes and egg-less cakes and cookies is what interests me more. My loved ones are fond of vegetarian cuisines, so I have them in my mind whenever I dish out a new recipe. However, I do not limit my experimental cooking to vegetarian recipes only, non-vegetarian recipe ideas are also dished out. Thank you for visiting my blog. Happy Cooking!

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