As the month of Diwali approaches, the preparation for Diwali begins with cleaning of house, a big shopping list, preparations of sweets and savouries etc. When I was a kid, it used to be month long celebration starting from Navratri. But as the time has changed, with that has changed the traditions as well. Now most of the people are getting health conscious and avoiding fried or sweet stuff. If not so, they don’t want to bother themselves making all those things at home and buy readymade.
When I start making sweets for Diwali, my husband always asks me not to tie myself in making all that stuff and get from the market. But that doesn’t give me satisfaction. So I make a number of things, but with a reduced quantity.
One thing that is sure to be made is mathri, both sweet as well savoury.
Mathri is a famous North Indian snack that you can find everywhere, whether a departmental store or a sweet shop. You can find a jar of mathris even in a small kiosk of tea.
Mathris have a long shelf life. If stored in an airtight container, it stays well upto 2 months.
Mathris are made in a variety of ways. Today I’m making whole wheat flour mathri with lots of spices, so is called masala mathri.
I am sending this recipe for Blogging Marathon #81 Week 2 Day 2