Kothimbir vadi is a delicious crunchy savory snack made from besan, coriander leaves and spices. In the Marathi language, “kothimbir” or “kothmir” means coriander leaves. The word “vadi” means cubes.

Ingredients for kothimbir vadi 

    • 2 cups Coriander Leaves , washed and chopped
    • 3 tablespoons besan
    • 1/2 tablespoon Rice flour
    • 2 teaspoons Red Chilli powder
    • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder 
    • 1 teaspoon Jeera
    • 2 teaspoons Curd
    • 1 teaspoon Sunflower Oil
    • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
    • Salt , to taste

Ingredients for Seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons Sunflower Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Til seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Jeera
  • 1/4 teaspoon hing
  • Curry leaves
  • Green Chilli , chopped

Direction For kothimbir vadi 

  1. Combine all the main ingredients in a bowl and knead to make a firm, smooth dough. Add a little water if necessary and form it into a cylindrical roller.
  2. Prepare the steamer with water. Grease a steam pan and place the rollers in the steam tray. Steam the rolls for about 15-20 minutes over high heat.
  3. Once steamed, let it sit for about a minute and remove it and let it cool completely. Once completely cooled, cut the rolls of Kothimbir Vadi into 15 equal slices or into pieces.
  4. Heat the oil in a saucepan; add the mustard and cumin seeds and allow them to crackle. Add the hing, curry leaves, green peppers and sesame seeds. Mix well for about 30 seconds.
  5. Add the steamed Kothimbir Vadi to the seasoning and sauté for about a minute. This is so that the rolls are well coated with the seasoning.
  6. Serve the hot Kothimbir Vadi with hot tea or just like a snack with tamarind date chutney or green chutney during tea time.