Kothimbir Vadi Recipe, How to make Maharashtrian Kothimbir Vadi Recipe

by dassana amit updated November 20, 2013

Kothimbir Vadi Recipe, Maharashtrian Kothimbir Vadi, Coriander Vadi Recipe

Yet one more favorite Maharashtrian snack is the Kothimbir Vadi. Kothimbir is the Marathi word for coriander leaves.

Kothimbir Vadi are basically coriander fritters. Here the chickpea flour batter having coriander leaves and spices is steamed first and then cut into wedges, later to be fried till crisp.

kothimbir vadi recipe

The Kothimbir Vadis can be steamed in a cooker or pan like we do for khaman dhokla. But I steamed the batter in the microwave oven. I pan fried the vadis instead of shallow or deep frying.

steamed kothimbir vadi in the microwave

When I have to make steamed snacks like vadis or dhoklas, i prefer the microwave oven. It is less of the pots and pans to clean and is hassle free. plus quick too.

steamed coriander vadis

If you don’t want to fry, you can have the steamed vadis as they are. They still taste delicious. But frying them makes them crisp & the texture as well as the taste changes for the better.

Back home, we always used to have these vadis with tomato sauce. It can also be had with coconut chutney or curd. In Mumbai in many Maharashtrian sweet shops, one can gets to snack the kothimbir vadis.

So when you crave for a quick delicious snack or finger food, do try this kothimbir vadi. 

kothimbir coriander vadi

Note: Kothimbir Vadi Post updated with new pics on 11 Nov 2012.

Maharashtrian Kothimbir Vadi recipe details below:

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Kothimbir Vadi – Maharashtrian Kothimbir Vadi
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Cook time
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crisp coriander steamed fritters.
Recipe type: snacks
Cuisine: indian
Serves: 2-3
  • 1 or 1½ cups of chopped coriander/cilantro leaves
  • 2 cups of besan – chickpea flour (add more if required)
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp ginger chilli paste
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup roasted crushed peanuts (optional)
  • 1¼ or 1½ cups water
  • a pinch of hing
  • salt as required
  1. Mix together all the ingredients with water to form a smooth and thick batter.
  2. Apply oil at the base and sides of a microwave safe cooker or bowl.
  3. Add the batter mixture in the microwave safe bowl or cooker.
  4. Cover it with its lid or a microwave safe lid.
  5. Microwave on high for 3 mins or till done.
  6. The mixture should be cooked and firm.
  7. Insert a knife or toothpick and if it comes out clean, the vadi is cooked well.
  8. If after 3 mins, the batter has yet not cooked, then microwave for a minute or two.
  9. Let it cool.
  10. Then remove the steamed cake on a tray.
  11. Cut it into diamond shaped or square shaped slices.
  12. Shallow fry or deep fry or pan fry in hot oil till crisp and browned.
  13. Serve Kothimbir Vadi hot with green chutney or tomato sauce..

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Deepika April 4, 2014 1

I tried this recipe and it turned out too awesome. thanks a ton :)


dassana amit April 4, 2014 2

welcome deepika


Prashant Udupa October 15, 2013 3

I always wanted to know this recipe…..and i am a greatest fan of koth wadis……thanks a ton dassana…cheers


dassana October 15, 2013 4

welcome prashant


Kimberly May 19, 2013 5

Could you please share the recipe of the Indian Veg Biryani?


dassana May 20, 2013 6

there are some veg biryani recipes on the blog. most of them are dum biryani except two of them. there are variations in biryani in the different states of india. but all of them taste awesome. i would suggest you to try the following ones, mentioned below. you can search the word biryani using the google search tool bar or check under the category of rice recipes –

1: hyderabad veg biryani –
2: veg dum biryani, restaurant style –
3: kerala veg biryani, made with coconut milk –
4: mushroom biryani –


Mehak December 2, 2012 7

Hello Mam,

Can u plz tell how to make chaap at home??


dassana December 3, 2012 8

hi mehak. i don’t quite understand what you mean by chaap.


Kankana November 30, 2012 9

My mother in law makes a curry with these vadis. Something I learned recently from her :)


Your Cookery Book November 29, 2012 10

Interesting will be making soon. Thanks for the recipe Dassana.


Funwidfud November 16, 2012 11

New recipe to me..A flavor packed one…and as u said preparing in MW makes it quick and hassle free…


Rinal Parmar October 18, 2010 12

I found microwave kothimbir vadi. You can also ive it a try :)