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Recipe- Vegan and Gluten Free Maharashtrian Style Kothimbir Vadi

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28th May, 2022 02:12 IST

Kothimbir Vadi is a quintessential Maharashtrian snack made using fresh coriander leaves (cilantro) along with gram flour with addition of some earthy spices & herbs.

Kothimbir means Coriander Leaves (Cilantro) & Vadi means squared slices that are made by cutting the batter.

Kothimbir Vadi’s is a spicy, crispy flavourful Maharashtrian snack.

These kothimbir vadi can be served either steamed or can be fried. The best option would be shallow frying them instead of deep fry as they get a nice texture.

Kothimbir Vadi is popular in Maharashtra. You will find many restaurants serving this delicious snack along with peanut or coconut chutney.



2 Cups Fresh Coriander Leaves finely chopped
1 1/2 Cup Besan (Gram Flour)
1 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
4 cloves of Garlic coarsely crushed
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tbsp Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
Salt to taste
Water to knead the dough
Oil for frying



- In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients except water & oil.

- Mix well and check for seasoning. Add little water at a time and make a soft dough.

- Now shape the dough into cylindrical shape and apply little oil over it.

- Place this roll onto a sieved plate & steam for 20 minutes.

- After 20 minutes, take out the vadi rolls and keep aside to cool.

- Once cooled, cut them into half inch disc and deep or shallow fry into hot oil.

- Kothimbir Vadi – Cilantro (Coriander Leaves) Fritters are ready.

- Serve them hot with cup of garma garam Chai (Indian Tea).

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