Meethi Mathri , a Punjabi Sweet Flatbread

Meethi Mathris are deep fried sweet flatbreads, made by Punjabis specially

I have grown up among Punjabis and Marwaris , and somehow my taste is also like them . For Day 2 I am posting a Meethi Mathri, under the Sweet Flatbreads Theme . Meethi Mathris are typically Punjabi and are made on Karwachauth , a very important fasting festival of Punjabis . These Mathris also are given to daughters when they get married . I am hoping to attend a Punjabi wedding in the coming week and hopefully will take some pictures of these then .

While walking around the Amritsar streets few months back , I happened to come across a sweet shop which had a big basket of these Meethi Mathris , I immediately bought a few , I felt so nostalgic as I had not seen these Mathris since a very long time . In fact I had completely forgotten about them . Frankly speaking I finished all of them by the time I was back home ! With the flatbread theme these Meethi Mathris were spot on , on my mind.

Meethi Mathri , a Punjabi Sweet Flatbread

Meethi Mathri

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup ghee
Ghee for frying

Sugar Syrup

500 gms sugar
200 ml water
1 tbsp milk

Garnish

Almonds
Pistachios

Method

Sieve the flour .
Melt the ghee.
Add the ghee to the flour and rub with your hands.
Knead a hard dough using warm water.
Cover and keep aside for 30 minutes .
After 30 minutes , knead the dough again and make it soft.
Pinch out balls of the desired size , cover with a wet cloth and keep aside .
Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan .
Now roll the mathris thick .
Poke the centre with a fork .
Deep fry the mathris at slow flame till they are nice and golden .
Let cool .

Sugar Syrup

Add sugar and water in a pot and let boil.
After one boil add a tap of milk , this will help to remove all impurities .
Let the sugar syrup boil for 7-8 minutes .
We need two thread consistency .
To check this out a drop on a plate , let cool.
Stick this in between your thumb and index finger , if a thread is made the syrup is ready .
Dip the mathri one at a time , after removing from syrup sprinkle chopped almonds and pistachios .

Meethi Mathri , a Punjabi Sweet Flatbread

Meethi Mathri

Meethi Mathri , are a delicious snack from Punjabi Cuisine. These are a must at the fasting festival Karvachauth and are given to daughter's at weddings.
Course Indian Sweet, Snack, Tea Time
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • Ghee for frying

Sugar Syrup

  • 500 gms sugar
  • 200 ml water
  • 1 tbsp milk

Garnish

  • almonds
  • Pistachios

Instructions

  • Sieve the flour .
  • Melt the ghee.
  • Add the ghee to the flour and rub with your hands.
  • Knead a hard dough using warm water.
  • Cover and keep aside for 30 minutes .
  • After 30 minutes , knead the dough again and make it soft.
  • Pinch out balls of the desired size , cover with a wet cloth and keep aside .
  • Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan .
  • Now roll the mathris thick .
  • Poke the centre with a fork .
  • Deep fry the mathris at slow flame till they are nice and golden .
  • Let cool .

Sugar syrup

  • Add sugar and water in a pot and let boil.
  • After one boil add a tap of milk , this will help to remove all impurities .
  • Let the sugar syrup boil for 7-8 minutes .
  • We need two thread consistency .
  • To check this out a drop on a plate , let cool.
  • Stick this in between your thumb and index finger , if a thread is made the syrup is ready .
  • Dip the mathri one at a time , after removing from syrup sprinkle chopped almonds and pistachios .

8 thoughts on “Meethi Mathri”

  1. Wow! such a traditional sweet, Vaishali. This sounds like a close cousin for balu shahi, don’t you think? This only goes to reiterate that there are similar dishes in different cultures/countries. Love such dishes.

  2. My eyes are continuously going on those little pink roses on the plate! Hehe… the mathris look like a total diet cheat meal! So much loaded with ghee and sugar syrup, I am sure that I would have a guilt pang eating just half of one…

  3. ye mathri mujhe de de Vaishali……………………… (sholey style :))).. crispy looks and sweet, both making me drooling over it.

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