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Mouthwatering Monday – Oven Baked Mathri

Oven Baked Mathri by Jyoti Singh
Oven Baked Mathri

Mathri and Namakpaare are the most eaten snacks in India. My husband love these salty snacks; only problem – It’s not a healthy snack.  😦

To overcome this problem I tried the oven baked method instead of frying them in oil.

Oven Baked Mathri by Jyoti Singh
Oven Baked Mathri

 

Ingredients

Method

  • Preheat your Oven to 350 F.
  • Mix Flour, cumin seeds, cumin powder, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  • Add melted butter/ghee to it and with the help of water knead into a dough.
  • To make Mathri, make small balls of dough and place them on baking sheet; just like you do with cookies.
  • To make Namakpaare, flatten the dough and then cut it into elongated rectangular shape with the use of a knife.
  • Spray some oil and put Mathri and Namakpaare on baking sheet.
  • Bake them in Oven for 20 minutes, turn them over and again bake for 15 minutes.
  • Oven temperature varies so just make sure that your Mathris are light golden brown and are crisp.

Mathris and Namakpaare are ready to serve. You can team them up with coriander or mint chutney, or ketchup. Best served along with a hot cup of tea or coffee.

Oven Baked Mathri by Jyoti Singh
Oven Baked Mathri

Enjoy!!!

P.S. My cooking is experimental. You will find many similar and different recipes, but the idea is to explore your food and do experiments with it. Enjoy Cooking Experiments and Experiences 🙂

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Tuesday Talkies – Disney’s Khoobsurat

Khoobsurat - Disney Movie
Khoobsurat

Khoobsurat meaning beautiful in English, is an Indian movie directed by Shashank Ghosh and co produced by Disney. Film stars vivacious Sonam Kapoor and dashing Fawad Khan in lead roles along with Ratna Pathak Shah, Kirron kher and Aamir Raza Hussain.

Khoobsurat - Disney Movie
Khoobsurat – Disney Movie

Disney’s association with the movie is quite evident as the whole movie is based on a Prince and princess theme, love with no boundaries, and obviously dreams coming true. What else do you need in a Disney movie? Wait…. we were talking about a Bollywood movie, right?

Khoobsurat - Disney Movie
Khoobsurat

So, we gotta have an over loud Mother (Maa), a strict hitlerish Raani (Queen), and a good for nothing husband of hers. Then to top it all we will need a loud mouth, over vivacious, remember Kareena in ‘Jab We Met‘ kind of female protagonist, who never think twice (not even once), before going out of bounds in interfering with other persons life and sharing her intrusive suggestions. Who else can portray this spirited girl, other than our loud mouth Sonam Kapoor?

Khoobsurat - Disney Movie
Sonam and Fawad in Khoobsurat

She does look pretty convincing in her role, and damn she is beautiful. But my eyes were glued on someone else, whole time. ❤ Fawad Khan. He looks so…..so… 😉

Khoobsurat - Disney Movie
Khoobsurat Fawad Khan

with that Princely charm, he sure steal the heart. Fawad Khan is a Pakistani actor, singer and model, who has debuted in Bollywood cinema with Khoobsurat. While watching the movie, I kept on having that feeling, like I have seen him before, but where. :O  Now, I remembered, I have seen him in one other film, ‘Khuda Kay Liye‘, I really liked him in that movie too.

Khoobsurat - Disney Movie
Fawad Khan

Coming to the story, Sonam is a physiotherapist, working for Indian Cricket Team. She got assigned to a new project; to heal a paralyzed Raja in Rajasthan, India. She soon realize that it’s the strict rule imposed by the Rani (Ratna Pathak Shah), which are making the whole palace gloomy and unfit for Raja’s recovery. She took the matter into her clumsy hands and tried to stir up everything in the royal palace. Little did she know that her life is going to change too, as she falls for the workaholic Prince.

Khoobsurat - Disney Movie
Khoobsurat

This movie is a loose remake/inspiration from the 1980’s movie of Rekha and Hrishikesh Mukherjee with the same name, Khoobsurat. That was a classic and one of my favorite movie, but this one also does not disappoint much. Although it is nowhere near, classic Khoobsurat; but it sure is watchable and if you are in your sweet sixteen, for sure you will love this one. It’s a cute romantic Disney movie, and will work in that genre.

Khoobsurat - Disney Movie
Khoobsurat – Disney Movie

What doesn’t work for me, is the fact that it’s too much cliche. Nothing new in the plot. We have seen so many movies like this one. All the actors are good, specially Ratna Pathak, who is marvelous. Kirorn Kher, is getting stereotyped in loud Punjabi Mothers role. Sonam and Fawad look good together and have acted well too. I must say though that Fawad don’t get many dialogues to deliver in front of our chatter box Sonam. But no complaints. 🙂

Khoobsurat - Disney Movie
Khoobsurat

Overall, a nice movie, if you are just looking for some light hearted romantic flick.