Khasta and savoury, these sago mathris are the best snacks not just for diwali but for tea time too!

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Sago (sabudana) (साबुदाना), Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for SABUDANA MATHRI Recipe

  • Sago (sabudana) , soaked 1/4 cup

  • Ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Refined flour (maida) 3/4 cup

  • Coriander powder 2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns , coarsely crushed 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil to deep fry


Step 1

Heat ghee in a pan. Let it melt.

Step 2

Take refined flour in a large shallow bowl. Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, crushed black peppercorns, salt, soaked sago, and cumin seeds and mix well. Add the melted ghee and mix till the mixture resembles bread crumb consistency.

Step 3

Add ¼ cup water and knead into a stiff dough. Cover and set aside for 10-15 minutes.

Step 4

Take small portions of the mixture and shape each portion into a ball. Lightly press each ball and prick it all over with a fork. This is a mathri.

Step 5

Heat sufficient oil on low heat in a kadai. Gently slide in a few mathris and deep fry on low heat till they turn golden and crisp. Drain on an absorbent paper.

Step 6

Allow the mathris to cool to room temperature before storing in an air tight container. Serve as required.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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