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Kothimbir Vadi Recipe | Coriander Fritters

  • Author: Suguna Vinodh
  • Total Time: 30m
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Recipe for Maharashtrian style Kothimbir Vadi Recipe | Coriander Fritters. Recipe with step by step pictures and video.



3 green chillies, finely chopped
1/2 inch ginger, finely chopped
2 sprigs curry leaves, finely chopped
1 cup coriander leaves, finely chopped
2 cups besan / gram flour
1/2 cup roasted peanuts, crushed slightly
1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon Eno fruit salt
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
Coconut and lime wedges to serve
Idhayam Mantra Groundnut Oil to shallow fry


Crush roasted and skinned peanuts in a mortar and pestle. Do not grind to a fine powder.  Take a bowl and add in the besan flour. Add in the roasted peanuts. Add in the rest of the ingredients and the finely chopped herbs and spices.

Add a cup of water and mix well to combine. Add water little by little and mix well to form a batter.  Grease an eight inch tin with oil.  Pour the prepared batter in the tin. Level the batter with a spatula.

Bring water to a boil in a pan. Steam the kothimbir vadi batter in the tin for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, a knife inserted in the middle of the tin should come clean. Remove the cooked batter from the steamer and wait for it to cool.

Once the batter is cool, cut into squares or diamonds. Gently remove the pieces. The first piece is always tricky. Once the first piece is out, the other pieces will slide off the pan easily. Be gentle and do not break the pieces.

Shallow fry the pieces for couple of minutes on each side until they are golden brown. Drain the kothimbir vadis on paper towel.

Serve hot. Serve with a sprinkle of fresh coconut and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. These fritters are irresistible and addictive. Do try it at home.

  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 25

Keywords: kothimbir vadi