Kothimbir Vadi Recipe

A Flavorsome Delight

Kothimbir Vadi, a Maharashtrian dish, originated in India. It consists of coriander leaves, gram flour, and spices, creating a crispy and flavorful snack.

Kothimbir Vadi Recipe

Are you craving a snack that bursts with authentic Indian flavors and leaves you wanting more? Look no further than Kothimbir Vadi! Hailing from the western state of Maharashtra, Kothimbir Vadi is a delectable savory snack made from coriander leaves (kothimbir) and besan (gram flour). It's the perfect blend of spices, tanginess, and crunch that will tantalize your taste buds. In this blog, we'll guide you through an easy-to-follow recipe that serves two people, allowing you to enjoy this delightful treat with a loved one or a close friend.

Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 40 mins Servings: 2 Calories: 340 Kcal Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


For the batter:

For tempering and garnish:


  1. Prepare the batter:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine besan, rice flour, chopped coriander leaves, ginger-garlic paste, green chili paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin seeds, asafoetida, and salt. 
    • Gradually add water to the mixture and whisk well until you obtain a smooth batter without any lumps. 
    • Set aside the batter for 15-20 minutes to let the flavors blend.
  2. Steam the batter:
    • Grease a steamer plate or a shallow dish with oil to prevent the batter from sticking.
    • Pour the prepared batter into the greased dish and spread it evenly.
    • Steam the batter over medium heat for approximately 15-20 minutes or until it becomes firm and cooked.
    • Remove the steamed batter from the steamer and let it cool for a few minutes.
  3. Cut and temper:
    • Once the steamed batter has cooled, gently cut it into bite-sized squares or diamond shapes.
    • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Allow them to splutter. 
    • Add sesame seeds and a pinch of asafoetida (hing) to the pan, and sauté for a few seconds.
    • Carefully place the cut Kothimbir Vadi pieces into the pan and fry until they turn golden brown and crispy on both sides. 
    • Remove the fried vadi from the pan and place them on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
  4. Serve and enjoy:
    • Transfer the crispy Kothimbir Vadi to a serving plate.
    • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves for a vibrant touch.
    • Serve hot with a side of tangy tamarind chutney or mint-coriander chutney.
    • Squeeze some fresh lemon juice on the vadi for an extra zing.
    • Share and relish this delightful snack with your loved one or friend.
  5. Conclusion:

    Kothimbir Vadi is an irresistible Maharashtrian snack that is sure to impress your taste buds with its distinctive flavors and textures. With this easy recipe, you can create a delightful batch of Kothimbir Vadi for two people to savor and enjoy together. Whether it's a casual snack time or a special gathering, this dish is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. So, gather your ingredients, follow the steps, and get ready to indulge in the scrumptious goodness of Kothimbir Vadi!

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