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.
- 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.