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kothimbir vadi recipe

kothimbir vadi are crisp and tasty coriander steamed fritters.

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total time:
20minutes

microwave kothimbir vadi recipe with step by step photos – one more favorite and delicious snack from maharashtra. kothimbir is the marathi word for coriander leaves.

kothimbir vadi recipe

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 green chutney or sweet tamarind chutney or curd. in mumbai in many maharashtrian sweet shops, one can gets to snack the kothimbir vadis.

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. i have also shared the traditional steamed version of making kothimbir vadis.

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.

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 vadi recipe

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kothimbir vadi recipe
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kothimbir vadi in microwave

kothimbir vadi are crisp and tasty coriander steamed fritters.
course snacks
cuisine indian
prep time 5 minutes
cook time 15 minutes
total time 20 minutes
servings 2 to 3
rough calories per serving 497 kcal
author dassana

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • ¼ cup roasted crushed peanuts (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger+ green chilli paste
  • 1.5 cups coriander leaves (cilantro leaves or dhania patta), chopped
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (til)
  • salt as required
  • 2 cups gram flour (besan), add more if required
  • 1 to 1.25 cups water or add as required

how to make kothimbir vadi in microwave

  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 minutes 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. then remove the steamed cake on a tray.

  10. cut it into diamond shaped or square shaped slices.

  11. shallow fry or deep fry or pan fry in hot oil till crisp and browned.

  12. serve kothimbir vadi hot with green chutney or tomato sauce..

recipe notes

  • you can steam in the pressure cooker also like you steam idlis or dhoklas.
rough nutrition info per serving:
Nutrition Facts
kothimbir vadi in microwave
Amount Per Serving
Calories 497 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 207mg 9%
Potassium 982mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 59g 20%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugars 10g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 20.2%
Vitamin C 3.9%
Calcium 9.7%
Iron 32.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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how to make kothimbir vadi in microwave

1. rinse coriander leaves very well in water.

kothimbir vadi recipe

2. drain them on a colander and place aside.

kothimbir vadi recipe

3. heat a tawa or a pan and keep the flame to a low or medium. add ¼ cup peanuts.

kothimbir vadi recipe

4. stir at intervals and roast till the peanuts become crunchy. allow them to cool.

kothimbir vadi recipe

5. rub the peanuts in your palms. this will remove the flaky skin. now add the peanuts in a small grinder jar.

kothimbir vadi recipe

6. grind to a coarse powder. you can also grind to a fine powder but don’t grind them for long else the peanuts will become peanut butter. remove the peanut powder and keep aside.

kothimbir vadi recipe

7. pestle ginger and green chilies with a mortar till coarse paste is formed. alternatively you can also grind into a blender till smooth. just add 1 to 2 tablespoons water if using the blender.

kothimbir vadi recipe

8. i have crushed them in a mortar – pestle. you will need 1 teaspoon ginger+ green chilli paste.

kothimbir vadi recipe

9. measure and keep all the ingredients ready for making the kothimbir vadi recipe.

kothimbir vadi recipe

10. now take 1.5 cups of finely chopped coriander leaves in a mixing bowl or vessel.

kothimbir vadi recipe

1o. add the coarse or fine peanut powder. also add crushed ginger+green chili paste.

kothimbir vadi recipe

11. add 1 pinch asafoetida (hing), ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi), ½ teaspoon red chili powder, 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (til) and salt as required.

kothimbir vadi recipe

12. lastly add 2 cups gram flour (besan).

kothimbir vadi recipe

13. mix well with a spoon.

kothimbir vadi recipe

14. pour ½ cup water in parts and begin to mix the batter.

kothimbir vadi recipe

15. i have used about 1 cup water. add water as required and in parts. if the batter is very thin then add some gram flour and if the batter is very thick then add little water. mix very well with a wired whisk or spoon to a thick and smooth batter.

kothimbir vadi recipe

making kothimbir vadi in microwave

16. apply oil at the base and sides of a microwave safe cooker or bowl.

kothimbir vadi recipe

17. add the batter mixture in the microwave safe bowl or cooker.

kothimbir vadi recipe

18. cover it with its lid or a microwave safe lid. microwave on high for 3 minutes or till done.

kothimbir vadi recipe

19. the mixture should be cooked and firm.

kothimbir vadi recipe

20. insert a knife or toothpick and if it comes out clean, the kothimbir vadi is cooked well. if after 3 minutes, the batter has yet not cooked, then microwave for a minute or two.

kothimbir vadi recipe

21. let the kothimbir vadi cool. you can cut it into diamond shaped or square shaped slices in the mold itself. then gently remove the kothimbir vadis one by one with the help of spatula or knife. alternatively you can gently remove the entire layer on a plate. with a butter knife loosen the edges and invert the pan on a plate. tap the pan and unmold the layer then cut them into squares or diamond shaped slices.

kothimbir vadi recipe

22. heat 3 tablespoons oil in a tawa or a pan. i have pan fried the kothimbir vadis but you can also shallow fry or deep fry them.

kothimbir vadi recipe

23. place the steamed kothimbir vadis on the pan.

kothimbir vadi recipe

24. shallow fry or deep fry or pan fry in hot oil till crisp and browned on medium flame.

kothimbir vadi recipe

25. when the base is golden flip and fry the other side. flip a couple of times more and fry till the sides are crisp and golden.

kothimbir vadi recipe

26. place the fried kothimbir vadis on kitchen paper towels to absorb extra oil.

kothimbir vadi recipe

27. fry the rest of vadis in the same manner. serve kothimbir vadi hot with green chutney or tomato sauce.

kothimbir vadi recipe

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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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4 comments/reviews

  1. Hello Dassana,

    Great blog!.. Clearly you are very passionate cooking guru!

    Will you please post recipe for marathi “pithale” ?

    Thanks
    Anu

    • thank you anu. i do plan to add both pithla and zhunka in some time.

  2. Hi dassana,

    Tried this yesterday its turned out very well, very tasty.
    everybody appreciated, so much appreciation to you too.

    I have tried paneer lababdar too it was delicious.
    Tons of thanks. bless you.

    • welcome dharti. glad to know this. thanks for your kind words and best wishes.

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