Mathari Sticks Fusion Recipe
Mathari is like a salty cookie that is deep fried and eaten with spicy Indian pickles
We will make two major changes, the shape will be like a stick so you can use dip to it. Secondly, we will bake it and NOT deep fry it. The spices are changed, still giving the same flavor.
1. Pastry Flour: 2 Cups
2. Corn meal: ¼ Cup
3. Salt: ½ teaspoon
4. Black Pepper Coarsely ground: ½ teaspoon
5. Oregano leaves dried: ½ teaspoon
6. Parsley leaves dried: ½ teaspoon
7. Vegetable Shortening: 2 Tablespoons
8. Cold water: 5 Tablespoons
Step 1: Mix dry items 1 through 6 well.
Step 2: Cut in shortening into mixture till it is like small crumbles.
Step 3: Add one tablespoon at a time and knead. It will result in a hard dough. Gather dough and wrap it in Saran wrap. Let it rest about 1 hour.
Step 4: Pre heat oven to 425º F
Step 5: Roll dough out to about 1/8" thick (about 3 pennies stacked). Cut ½" wide strips. You want to make about 5" long, ½" wide, 1/8" thick strips.
Step 6: Prepare a cookie pan. If it is not non-stick, lightly grease it. Put the strips in the pan, leaving about ½" between the strip. Bake 10 minutes. If Not golden brown, bake another three minutes. Remove from stove. Serve them warm or cold. For a dip, you can even serve spaghetti sauce or Basil Chutney.