Diabetes-friendly methi mathri (fenugreek crackers)

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Methi mathri is a savoury Indian snack made with fenugreek leaves and whole wheat flour, bursting with aromatic spices. This diabetes-friendly version uses less oil and includes whole grains for added fibre.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 12

Serving size: 2 mathris


  • Whole wheat flour, 1 cup (250g)
  • Fresh or dried methi (fenugreek leaves), ¼ cup (45g), chopped
  • Ajwain (carom seeds), ½ tsp (2.5g)
  • Jeera (cumin seeds), ½ tsp (2.5g)
  • Haldi (turmeric powder), ½ tsp (2.5g)
  • Red chilli powder (optional), ½ tsp (2.5g), adjust to taste
  • Salt, ½ tsp (2.5g), or to taste
  • Olive oil or ghee for dough, 2 tbsp (20ml)
  • Oil for deep frying


  1. Combine the whole wheat flour, fenugreek leaves, carom, cumin, turmeric, chilli and salt.
  2. Add the olive oil or ghee, and mix to form crumbs.
  3. Gradually add water, kneading the mixture into dough.
  4. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Divide the dough into 12 portions
  6. Roll the dough portions into balls, then flatten into discs.
  7. Fry the discs in hot oil until golden and crisp.
  8. Drain and cool before storing.

Storage: Store methi mathris in an airtight container at room temperature. They stay fresh for about a week and are best enjoyed with tea or as a crunchy snack.

Nutritional information

Per serving:

Calories - 80kcal

Fat - 3g

Carbohydrate - 11g

Protein - 2g

Sodium - 120mg

Sugar - 3g

Fibre - 2g

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Sarah Khan

Sarah Khan is CEO of Virtual Clinic Dietitian-cell and a prominent dietitian. She's a specialist clinical dietetic, with a focus in global diabetes management. She's passionate about crafting diabetes-friendly recipes that are both tasty and healthful, and collaborates with major healthcare organizations and health periodicals.

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