Kothimbir Vadi – Crispy Coriander Fritter

A crispy coriander fritter, this Kothimbir Vadi recipe is an indian delight.
By Anita Mokashi

Crispy Coriander Fritter

Kothimbir vadi is a crispy fritter made from coriander leaves and chickpea flour. It’s a favored Maharashtrian snack. Traditionally the kothimbir vadi is steamed and then fried. I have used an alternative method in this recipe.

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A crispy coriander fritter, this Kothimbir Vadi recipe is an indian delight.
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Recipe Type: Appetizer
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cups chickpea flour/besan
  • 2 cups chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp rice flour
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 8 garlic pods
  • 1 inch garlic
  • 8 green chillies
  • Oil
  • salt as per taste
Instructions
  1. Wash the coriander leaves. Chop and keep them aside.
  2. Make a paste out of garlic, ginger and chillies.
  3. In a bowl mix chickpea flour, rice flour and salt with water.
  4. In a pan heat oil.
  5. Add cumin seeds, turmeric powder and ginger garlic chilli paste.
  6. Stir and add chopped coriander leaves. Sauté it for a minute.
  7. Now add chickpea flour mixture and stir continuously. Stir until mixture becomes thick.
  8. Turn of the heat.
  9. On a silver foil, spread the chickpea coriander leaves mixture. Spread mixture evenly and pat with fingers.
  10. Let it cool down. Cut into square shaped pieces.
  11. Now again heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the kothimbir vadi till crisp.
  12. Serve it hot with any chutney.
Anita Mokashi

Anita Mokashi

Anita Mokashi is based in California, but born and brought up in Mumbai, India. Her blog Crave Cook Click is mostly about Indian cooking, but occasionally she shares recipes from other cultures and cuisines too. Anita is also the publisher of a popular photography blog.

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2 Comments
  1. Hi Anita,

    Thank you for the wonderful recipe. Just made it as per your instructions and turned out to be very good!

    Now will read any other Marashtrian recipes from your site and will try the easy ones one by one.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Regards.
    -Shashi

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