Crispy Kothambir Vadi

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This Kothambir Vadi is a lip-smacking snack that you can make in no time! It is wonderfully crunchy, healthy, filling and satisfying delicious recipe! This to go-to snack whenever you want something quick, simple recipe with minimal ingredients!  kothambir vadi served in plate with tomato sauce aside

                                                                 Kothimbir Vadi

Think of a healthy and yummy snack, I am very sure the kothimbir vadi claims a top place on the list! This crispy, delicious, yet easy to make a snack, will go well as a tea-time snack or as a breakfast dish.

Originating from the Marathi language, Kothimbir” or “Kothmir” stands for coriander leaves and the word “Vadi” Means cubes or wedges.

It is a type of fritter prepared with fresh cilantro that is steamed first, sliced and then fried into oil till crisp.

You can either deep-fry them as they were traditionally fried, steam them, or you simply shallow-fry them to match your taste, and you will still have that tasty and crispy snack you crave for to be served as breakfast, evening snack, or as a side crunch along with the meal.

Why this recipe works:

This recipe is just the kind of quick dish you will love to have at any point in time.

With a preparation time of 15-20 minutes, you are sure to have a delicious and authentic Maharashtrian recipe.

This kothambir Vadi is super crispy on outside and soft and delicate on the outside.

How To make kothimbir Vadi recipe:

peanuts is being roasted in pan
Roast the peanuts for 4 to 5 mins until they are lightly brown.
peanuts are in blender
Let it rest for a few minutes, add to blender and then grind them coarsely.

Ingredients for kothambir vadi:

ingredients to make kothambir vadi

These all the ingredients to make Kothambir vadi

chopped coriander leaves are in bowl
To a mixing bowl, add chopped coriander leaves.
coriander leaves and gram flour in bowl
Add gram flour
garlic paste, gram flour and chopped coriander leaves in bowl
Add grounded ginger, garlic and green chilli paste.
a small bowl of spices is being added
Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, fennel powder.
crushed peanut powder are in bowl
Add crushed peanut powder
gram flour and coriander leaves are being mixed in spatula
Give a mix
coriander and gram flour mixture is in bowl
Add 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of water to make a thick batter.
tin is greased with in oil
Brush some oil to the tin.
kothimbir vadi batter with gram flour and coriander leaves is being added to tin
Pour in the batter
mould tin with gramflour batter is kept on the saute pan
Meanwhile, bring 2 cups of water to boil in a separate saucepan. Gently place the tin to the boiling water and cover with the lid.
steamed kothambir vadi recipe is being kept on the blue plate
Once it is done, you can check out for the doneness. Insert the toothpick it should come out clean.
steamed gramflour cake is sliced and kept on the blue plate
Cut them in small pieces.
cubed gramflour cake is being cooked in oil
Heat oil in the pan, place the steamed kothambir Vadi and fry them on both the sides till they are in golden brown colour. Serve with sauce or coconut chutney. 

kothimbir vadi recipe is served in plate with tomato sauce aside.

Tips to make best Kothambir vadi recipe:

1. Ensure the cilantro leaves are completely dried before mixing them with the besan, as this is necessary to prevent lumpy dough.

2. Ensure you steam on medium flame, as flame tends to make the dough thicker and hard even when not properly cooked

3. Do well to add your water little by little, to avoid watery paste.

4. Grease a plate with oil and spread the batter evenly to prevent sticky and hard batter.

FAQ:

How do you serve kothimbir vadi?

Kothimbir vadi recipe can be served as snacks with tea.

What category of diet does the kothambir Vadi recipe fall under?

It falls under keto and a vegan diet.

Other Recipes you would like to try:

Crispy Masala Vada

SouthIndian Style Paneer Tikka 

Stuffed Aloo tikki

Mangalore Bonda

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Crispy Kothambir Vadi


Description

This Kothambir vadi is lip-smacking snack that you can make in no time! It is wonderfully crunchy, healthy, filling and satisfying delicious recipe! This to go-to snack whenever you want something quick, simple recipe with minimal ingredients!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3/4 cup of gram flour
  • 1 cup of coriander leaves (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Roasted peanuts (crushed)
  • 3 garlic pods
  • 1small piece ginger
  • 1 green chilli
    1teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon fennel powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil.

Instructions

Prep work:

  1. Roast the peanuts for 4 to 5 mins until they are lightly brown.
  2. Let it rest for a few minutes and then freshly them coarsely.
  3. Coarsely Grind ginger, garlic and green chilli.

How to make kothambir vadi:

  1. To a mixing bowl, add chopped coriander leaves, gram flour, crushed ginger garlic and chilli paste, chilli powder, fennel powder, salt.
  2. Add crushed peanut powder.
  3. Gently mix everything
  4. Add 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of water to make a thick batter.
  5. Meanwhile, bring 2 cups of water to boil in a separate saucepan.
  6. Brush some oil over the tin.
  7. Pour in the batter
  8. Gently place the tin to the boiling water and cover with the lid.
  9. Once it is done, you can check out for the doneness. Insert the toothpick it should come out clean.
  10. Carefully mould to a plate.
  11. Cut them in small pieces.
  12. Heat oil in the pan, place the steamed kothambir Vadi and fry them on both the sides till they are in golden brown colour.
  13. Serve with sauce or coconut chutney.

Notes

Tips to make Kothambir vadi:

  1. Ensure the cilantro leaves are completely dried before mixing them with the besan, as this is necessary to prevent lumpy dough.
  2. Ensure you steam on medium flame, as flame tends to make the dough thicker and hard even when not properly cooked
  3. Do well to add your water little by little, to avoid watery paste.
  4. Grease a plate with oil and spread the batter evenly to prevent sticky and hard batter.
  • Category: snack/appetiser
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: indian

Keywords: kothambir vadi, kothimbir vadi, kothimbir vadi recipe

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2 Comments

  1. Rhishikesh Gaikwad says:

    Wow superr!!

    1. Nithya Narasimhan says:

      Hi Rhishikesh! Thank You!

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