Farsi puri

Farsi puri (Mathari) has always been special place in my tea-time snacks list. It’s mild in flavor without tons of spices. It’s also called mathari in north India.


  • All purpose flour – ½ Cup
  • Cumin seeds – 1 TBS
  • Black paper powder – 1 TSP
  • Salt – As per taste
  • Oil – 3 TSP for dough + frying
  • Warm water – 3 to 5 TBS


  • Add all ingredients to flour and make dough out of it.
  • Let it rest for next 5minutes.
  • Now knead dough for next 1minutes and make small bolls out of it. Now roll medium size thin puri out of it.
  • It will come around 8 puris from this much flour.
  • Place fork inside puri to prevent it bubble up while frying.
  • Heat up oil on medium high and fry puris until 2 minutes or golden in color.
  • Let it cool down completely and store it in air tight container to keep it fresh for longer time.

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