wheat germ recipes breakfast

Mathri or mathis or sawali, papri, as it is known by many names in different states of North India, is a regular snack item in many families with tea, sometimes also accompanied in lunch boxes of children, while traveling etc. Well I remember eating it with aam ka aachar. But with growing health awareness, the popularity of Mathri was reduced a lot due to the use of refine wheat flour or maida in it.

But we at Harmony Wheat Germ has tried to revive this age old snack with a healthy and nutritious touch. Thanks to Sumitra Soni for sharing this wonderful recipe with us.

wheat germ recipeIngredients

1/2 cup Maida (optional)

1 cup Whole Wheat Flour or Atta

1 cup Harmony Wheat Germ

1/4 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)

1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)

1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)

1 tsp chilli powder (mirchi)

1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch)

2 tsp methi patta

1 tbsp melted ghee

salt to taste


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1 Take Maida, Atta and Wheat Germ in a bowl.

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2 Add all the above listed spices and mix them well.

3 Make a tight dough with lukewarm water.

4 Keep aside for 5 mins and start rolling out small mathris.

5 Prick the mathri equally all over with a fork. This is done so that it does not swell into a puri.

6 Deep fry it in oil at medium flame. Deep Fry is also not consider to be healthy. So you can try Air Fryer.

Things to keep in mind

Since the dough has wheat germ, roll out mathri after 5 mins or so. Or else the dough will moisten. Also wheat germ gets burned very quickly. So make sure to cook at medium flame and not for long. Otherwise the mathri will burn.

Use of Maida is optional. One can avoid it as well. I’ll be soon posting only Atta Mathari soon of course with Wheat Germ as well. Wheat Germ is our main source of all types of nutrients in the recipe.

These Whole wheat masala mathris might not taste exactly  like maida mathri but former is far more healthy than the latter and also nutritious due to the presence of Wheat Germ.

Eggless No Bake Easy Wheat Germ Biscuit Brownie Recipe – Step by Step

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Before starting, a special thanks to Nags for sharing this marvelous recipe on her food blog cookingandme.com. Chocolate Brownie is speciallyadoredby kids but inclusion of Harmony Wheat Germ makes it nutritious as well without affecting the original taste of the brownie. Its like a win-win situation for mum- taste bhi and health bhi.

So here is the recipe of this yummy and nutritious Biscuit Brownie.

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  • 20-25 Marie biscuits
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup roasted nut of choice (I used Cashew Nuts)
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 of a 400gm tin condensed milk (I used low fat Milkmaid)
  • 1/2 cup Harmony Wheat Germ



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1.  Coarsely crush marie biscuits into a small bit. Do not powder it.

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2. Add icing sugar or powdered sugar to it.

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3. This is the favorite ingredient of children: Cocoa powder, add and mix well.

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4. Then add roasted cashew nuts. You can use any other nuts like Hazel nuts, almond, peanut etc. according to the taste.

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5. This is the favorite ingredients of mums: Harmony Wheat Germ which ensures the addition of nutrients in the brownie. Mix it well.

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6. Then add milkmaid or condensed milk to the mixture and stir is well so that it combines into a wet brownie batter.

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7. Set it in a container and freezer it overnight.

Eat these delicious yet nutritious Brownie cool for a great taste.