Kothimbir Vadi Recipe, How to make Kothimbir Vadi Recipe

kothimbir vadi

Kothimbir Vadi Recipe – One more favorite Maharashtrian snack. 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.

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.

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.

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

kothimbir coriander vadi

If you are looking for Maharashtrian Recipes then do check karanjihurda bhajjikanda batata pohapoha chivdasweet shankarpali, alu vadi and sabudana thalipeeth.

Maharashtrian Kothimbir Vadi recipe below:

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Kothimbir Vadi – Maharashtrian Kothimbir Vadi
crisp coriander steamed fritters.
CUISINE: indian
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 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..
you can steam in the pressure cooker also like you steam idlis or dhoklas.

{ 31 Responses }

  1. Bhuvana says

    Thanks for the recipe. I made it for tea today with my home grown coriander leaves. It was a memorable and happy evening. What chutney have you posted with this recipe? Looks yummy can you share that recipe also please. will serve the family with that chutney next time. This time I served katta meeta chutney.



  2. hiral soni says

    thank u dear. ur recipe is in simple word so finaly i m prepare how to make as easy way..

  3. Smita Bhatt says

    Wow I finally got this recipe from your recipybook. I love this recipe a lot. You fully describe it very well. Now trying to make this recipe. Thanks for your guidance.

  4. Mitali Shetye says

    Hey Dassana, thanks for sharing your recipes. I like your detailed and easy explanation of recipes and also tried many of them. Love your blog:)

  5. Yogesh Shanbhag says

    Tried it and came out very good. Thanks for your recipe I think 3.30 – 4 mins works out good.
    I dont know if you are from Mumbai. But you got to try Kothimbir Vadi from Kanpur Dairy next to the end of Dadar bridge, Dadar (East) near Gurudwara. The lip-smacking taste and the best in Mumbai. Got lot of my friends hooked on to it 😛

    • says

      thanks yogesh for the feedback. never tried kothimbir vadi from this place. but i know the gurudwara at dadar east. possibly in my next visit, may try. thanks for the info.

  6. Tripti Athavale says

    easy and nice way it is explained. I hope to make it perfect with theses directions.
    Thank you

  7. Asmita ghadshi says

    thank u so much dassana for this coriander fritter recipe it made my work much easier

  8. Prashant Udupa says

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