Kothimbir vadi

Kothimbir vadi is a crispy fritter made from coriander leaves and chickpea flour. It's a favourite Maharashtrian snack which is served as a  tea time snacks.

Main Ingredients:---------------------------

2 cups of coriander leaves, washed and chopped

3-4 tablespoon gram flour

1/2 tablespoon rice flour

2 teaspoon red chili powder

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon cumin powder

2 teaspoon tamarind paste

1 teaspoon oil

1 teaspoon jaggery

salt to taste

Ingredients for Seasoning:------------------------

2 teaspoon oil
2 teaspoon white sesame seeds
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
4 to 5 few curry leaves
1 green chilli chopped


Combine all the main ingredients together in a bowl and knead to make a firm, smooth dough. Add little water if required and shape it into a cylindrical roll.

Prepare the steamer with water. Grease a dish of steamer and place the rolls in the steamer plate. Steam the rolls in the steamer for about 15-20 minutes on high heat.

Once steamed, allow it to rest for about a minute and take it out and cool completely. Once cooled completely, cut the rolls into 15 equal slices or bite size pieces.

Heat oil in a pan; add mustard and cumin seeds and allow them to crackle. Add in the asafoetida, the curry leaves, green chilies and sesame seeds. Stir well for about 30 seconds.

Add in the steamed rolls into the seasoning and stir fry for about a minute. This is so that the rolls gte well coated with the seasoning. Serve warm with hot tea or just as it is for snack.

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