Kothimbir vadi One more favorite Maharashtrian snack made from coriander leaves and chickpea flour.
Kothimbir vadi can be served as snacks or an appetizier for lunch/dinner.
It can be served with any chutney or ketchup.
Prep time:20 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
1 or 1½ cups of chopped coriander/cilantro leaves
2 cups of besan – chickpea flour (add more if required)
½ tablespoon turmeric powder
2-3 green chillies paste(add more if prefer having spicy)
4 cloves of garlic paste
1 tablespoon cumin powder
1¼ or 1½ cups water
a pinch of hing
salt as required
¼- ½ Cup oil to fry
Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl and knead to make a firm, smooth dough.
Shape it into a cylindrical roll .
Apply oil at the base and sides of a microwave safe cooker or bowl.
Cover it with its lid or a microwave safe lid.
Microwave on high for 3 to 5 minutes or till done.
The mixture should be cooked and firm.
Insert a knife or toothpick and if it comes out clean, the vadi is cooked well.
Let it cool.
Then remove the steamed cylindrical roll on a tray and cut it into oval shaped.
Shallow fry or pan fry in hot oil till crisp and browned.
Serve Kothimbir Vadi hot with green chutney or tomato sauce or you can it have it just with tea/coffee.
If you don’t have microwave or microwave bowl you can even steam it in gas steamer.
Healthy tips to avoid frying you can just have the steamed vadi instead ,even the steamed vadi’s tastes good the only thing will be missing its the crunchy taste