Meethi Mathri , a Punjabi Sweet Flatbread

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

Print Recipe
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.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Sugar Syrup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Sugar Syrup
Instructions
  1. Sieve the flour .
  2. Melt the ghee.
  3. Add the ghee to the flour and rub with your hands.
  4. Knead a hard dough using warm water.
  5. Cover and keep aside for 30 minutes .
  6. After 30 minutes , knead the dough again and make it soft.
  7. Pinch out balls of the desired size , cover with a wet cloth and keep aside .
  8. Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan .
  9. Now roll the mathris thick .
  10. Poke the centre with a fork .
  11. Deep fry the mathris at slow flame till they are nice and golden .
  12. Let cool .
Sugar syrup
  1. Add sugar and water in a pot and let boil.
  2. After one boil add a tap of milk , this will help to remove all impurities .
  3. Let the sugar syrup boil for 7-8 minutes .
  4. We need two thread consistency .
  5. To check this out a drop on a plate , let cool.
  6. Stick this in between your thumb and index finger , if a thread is made the syrup is ready .
  7. Dip the mathri one at a time , after removing from syrup sprinkle chopped almonds and pistachios .

7 thoughts on “Meethi Mathri , a Punjabi Sweet Flatbread”

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

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