Mathri, or deep fried flattened wheat cakes are a favourite snack item in North India. But since it is high in oil content, instead of the traditional mathri, you can prepare baked oats puris which are healthier and nutritious too. It goes well with pickle or yoghurt dip.
INGREDIENTS (250 ml cup used)
- Oats flour – ½ cup
- Whole wheat flour – 1 cup
- Dried fenugreek leaves – 2 teaspoon
- Black sesame seeds – 1 teaspoon
- Curd – 1 tablespoon
- Garlic paste – ½ teaspoon
- Green chilli paste – 1 teaspoon (optional)
- Oil – 2 teaspoon
- Salt – to taste
- Whole wheat flour – for rolling
METHOD OF PREPARATION
- Mix all the ingredients in a big bowl and knead into stiff dough.
- Roll and divide into equal pieces. Now roll out each piece evenly into a three inch diameter circle using a rolling pin.
- Prick the rolled out circles evenly with a fork at regular intervals.
- Heat a flat non-stick pan and roast them till they turn brown and crispy.
- Serve them with pickle or yogurt dip and store the excess ones in an air-tight container.
Oats are rich in dietary fiber and aid in digestion and stool formation. One cup of dry oats contains 307 calories and is rich in manganese, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium, carotenoids, vitamin E and flavonoids.