Kothimbir vadi is a crispy fritter made from coriander leaves and chickpea flour. It’s a favorite Maharashtrian snack. It’s a savory and crunchy evening snack. Just like Khekda Bhaji, I love to eat Kothimbir vadi with hot tea during monsoon season:)
The Prakash Restaurant in Mumbai, India served the best Kothimbir Vadi.It is a excellent side dish with dal and rice. It is very easy to make and turns out pretty tasty. Traditionally the kothimbir vadi is steamed and then fried. I have used an alternative method in this recipe.
Ingredients2 cups chickpea flour/besan 2 cups chopped coriander leaves1 ½ cup water1 tbsp rice flour1 tsp turmeric powder2 tsp cumin seeds8 garlic pods1 inch garlic8 green chilliesOilsalt as per taste
MethodWash the coriander leaves. Chop and keep them aside.Make a paste out of garlic, ginger and chillies.
In a bowl mix chickpea flour, rice flour and salt with water. In a pan heat oil.Add cumin seeds, turmeric powder and ginger garlic chilli paste. Stir and add chopped coriander leaves. Sauté it for a minute. Now add chickpea flour mixture and stir continuously. Stir until mixture becomes thick. Turn of the heat.On a silver foil, spread the chickpea coriander leaves mixture. Spread mixture evenly and pat with fingers. Let it cool down. Cut into square shaped pieces. Now again heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the kothimbir vadi till crisp.