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Crispy Kothambir Vadi


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.


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.


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

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