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Makai Mathari (Corn Crackers)

 Published 2012-Sep-28   Updated 2017-Dec-04

- Submitted by Apoorva

(Corn Crackers, Indian Style Nachos)

A crispy, healthy snack that can be carried for travelling and also served as starters, as tortillas with or without additional toppings.

Recipe For Makai Mathari

Preparation time: 10 -15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4-7
Shelf life : about a month


  • 1 cup Semi crushed corn
  • 1 cup Rice powder
  • 1 cup Wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup Maida (All Purpose Flour)
  • 1/2 cup Besan (Gram Flour)
  • 1/2 cup Semolina (Rava)
  • 1 tsp Rred chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 2 tsp Roasted white  seasame seeds
  • 1 tbsp Hot oil
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt, Green chillies, Ginger, Hing (Asafoetida) according to your taste
  • Garlic (optional)


  1. Mix all the flours together and add crushed corn kernels.
  2. Grind and add chillies, ginger.
  3. Add hing, salt, red chilly powder, garam masala, roasted til and add 1 tbsp hot oil to the flour. 
  4. Mix all the ingredients and make a dough of puri consistency (ensure that you do not crush the corn too much as the dough will become very loose).
  5. Allow to rest for 10 minutes. Again knead well and make small balls.
  6. Roll flat puries out of it. Pierce it with a fork so that it does not fluff.
  7. Deep fry it on low eat till it becomes golden brown.
  8. When it cooled, store it in a an airtight container.


  • The hot oil is added to enhance the crispiness of any fried item.

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Delicious n spicy n all liked very much.Thank you

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