Kothimbir Vadi

Kothimbir Vadi is a savory crisp chickpea flour and cilantro fritter or snack. Kothimbir is a Maharashtrian word for cilantro. It is made from chickpea flour, a lot of chopped cilantro, ginger-garlic-chili paste, sesame seeds, cumin seeds, and spices. A very thick batter is formed using all the ingredients and steamed. Then it is cut into squares and shallow fried in a pan. It tastes amazing with mint-coriander chutney and ketchup.

Kothimbir Vadi

Neha Singhvi
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 150 kcal


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Steaming Pan
  • Frying Pan


  • 1.5 Cups Chickpea Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger-Garlic-Green Chilly Paste
  • 1.5 Teaspoon Chopped Cilantro
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Carrom Seeds
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 2 Teaspoon Sesame Seeds Roasted
  • Salt To Taste
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2.5 Tablespoon Water
  • Oil For Shallow Frying


  • Mix all theingredients in a mixing bowl except water and start mixing.
  • Add water in small quantities and keep mixing till you get a very thick batter.
  • Grease a steaming pan or plate and spread the batter evenly in that.
  • Steam it for 15 mins.
  • Let it cool after steaming and then cut into squares.
  • Heat 2-3 tbsp oil in a shallow pan and shallow fry the vadis till light brown on both sides.
  • Serve hot with green chutney and ketchup.
Keyword Veg

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