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!
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.
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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:
Ingredients for kothambir vadi:
These all the ingredients to make Kothambir vadi
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.
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?
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!
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.
Roast the peanuts for 4 to 5 mins until they are lightly brown.
Let it rest for a few minutes and then freshly them coarsely.
Coarsely Grind ginger, garlic and green chilli.
How to make kothambir vadi:
To a mixing bowl, add chopped coriander leaves, gram flour, crushed ginger garlic and chilli paste, chilli powder, fennel powder, salt.
Add crushed peanut powder.
Gently mix everything
Add 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of water to make a thick batter.
Meanwhile, bring 2 cups of water to boil in a separate saucepan.
Brush some oil over the tin.
Pour in the batter
Gently place the tin to the boiling water and cover with the lid.
Once it is done, you can check out for the doneness. Insert the toothpick it should come out clean.
Carefully mould to a plate.
Cut them in small pieces.
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.
Tips to make Kothambir vadi:
Ensure the cilantro leaves are completely dried before mixing them with the besan, as this is necessary to prevent lumpy dough.
Ensure you steam on medium flame, as flame tends to make the dough thicker and hard even when not properly cooked
Do well to add your water little by little, to avoid watery paste.
Grease a plate with oil and spread the batter evenly to prevent sticky and hard batter.