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Kothimbir Vadi By Chef Ajay Chopra

Kothimbir Vadi

Kothimbir Vadi is a traditional deep-fried Maharashtrian snack. Chef Ajay Chopra shares the recipe in detail.
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Serves

3

Cooking Time

15-20 Min

Meal Type

starter

Preparation Time

10-15 Min

Difficulty

MEDIUM

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INGREDIENTS

  • For Kothimbir Vadi

    • 2 cups coriander

    • 2 cups water

    • 1 cup besan (gram flour)

    • 1 tbsp rice flour

    • 2 tbsp chopped peanuts (roasted & peeled)

    • 1 tbsp curd

    • 1 tbsp sugar (optional)

    • 1 tsp green chilli paste

    • a pinch of turmeric powder

    • salt to taste

    • oil for frying

PREPARATION

  1. 1

    Sieve besan and rice flour together in a bowl. Add chopped coriander leaves to it.
  2. 2

    Add salt, turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder, crushed coriander seeds, add crushed roasted peanuts, ajwain, crushed ginger, crushed garlic, and crushed green chilli.
  3. 3

    Now add a spoonful of curd and tamarind water. Pour some oil and mix well.
  4. 4

    Add pinch of baking soda and mix well.
  5. 5

    Line the batter into the tin and place in the steamer.
  6. 6

    Once cooked, take out of the tin and let it cool down.
  7. 7

    Cut it down into pieces.
  8. 8

    Deep fry the pieces until golden brown.
  9. 9

    Serve with green chutney.

Kothimbir Vadi is a traditional deep-fried Maharashtrian snack. It is made from fresh Kothimbir (coriander leaves), besan (gram flour), and basic Indian spices. A batter is prepared using these ingredients and the batter is in then steamed. The steamed batter is sliced into small pieces or vadis, and then the vadis are either shallow fried or deep fried until crispy.

Kothimbir Vadi makes for a great tea time snack. It is lightly spicy, flavourful, and yummy. 

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