Crispy Maharashtrian Kothimbir Vadi

Kothimbir Vadi

Kothimbir vadi – A very famous delicacy from Indian Kitchen. It is made using coriander and powdered spices which are easily available in your kitchen.

Kothimbir vadi is a kind of fritter and usually served as side dish with Dal & Rice, but you can relish it as snack with hot tea. I thoroughly enjoy hot crunchy Kothimbir vadi with ketchup and tea on rainy afternoon. So let’s check my recipe for this ultimate Indian snack.


1 tightly packed cup of fresh coriander leaves

1 cup of besan/gram flour

2 tbsp rice flour

1 tsp ajwain/carom seeds

1 tsp cumin powder

Salt as per tastes

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp chilly powder


In a mixing bowl, add coarsely chopped coriander and powdered spices along with salt. Mix them well and then add both flours into it. Mix mix mix and gradually add water to bind the mixture.

Don’t make the mixture too watery, add just enough water so that everything is bind together. Please refer below images for consistency. Take a tray or plate and grease it with oil. Pour all the mixture into it to form a single layer. Steam this mixture in a steamer or pressure cook (without whistle) for 15 minutes. Insert a tip of knife and check if it’s come out clean to ensure it is cooked properly.

Next, divide the steamed vadi into desired shapes. If you wish to stay less on oil then shallow fry it else deep fried vadi tastes amazing. But both ways you can enjoy it throughly.

Kothimbir vadi is ready to serve as side dish with your meal. Or as I said earlier enjoy it on hot Indian Tea.

I hope you like my recipe, do try and let me know your feedback.

Kothimbir Vadi

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