Kothimbir Vadi

Having grown up in Mumbai, I have feasted on a wide variety of delicacies that Maharashtrian cuisine has to offer. Some of my favourite dishes were and still are Misal Pav, Sabudana Kichadi, Alu Vadi, Kothimbir Vadi, Solkadi, Kombdi Vada, Thalipeeth, Zunka...got to stop now, the list is endless. 
One of my moms friends would often make kothimbir vadi and she always sent some for me. This awesome snack goes to MBP-Snacks and Savouries event hosted by Ashwini. The event was started by Coffee of Spice Cafe.
I was patrolling the blogs looking for a recipe for this event when I came across this recipe at Nupur's One Hot Stove. The Vadis looked so delicious I just had to make them. I mostly followed her recipe and it was perfect . I even had a couple of pieces before frying them. The Vadis had a wonderful flavour, simply irresistible. 

1 big bunch of cilantro, washed and finely chopped
1 cup chickpea flour/ besan
1/4 cup rice flour
4-5 green chillies, finely chopped
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp sesame seeds
a pinch of asafoetida/ hing
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
salt to taste
oil for shallow frying

Grease a flat bottom vessel with oil.
Mix all the ingredients except oil with enough water to make a thick batter. Ensure that there are no lumps.
Pour into the prepared vessel. Steam cook for 30 minutes. A skewer inserted in the middle should come out clean.
Cool, unmould and cut into pieces.
Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the vadis on medium heat till crisp and brown.
Serve hot with a spicy sauce.


  1. this is a yummy snack recipe..will make it soon ..have a big bunch of coriander..bookmarked..

  2. Hi poornima,

    nice dish...hadn't heard of this b4, very interesting steamed vadi.Lovely pic :)

  3. hmm,great snack poornime,,want to pick one :)

  4. Wow something new to me. I love thr aromatic flavour of Coriander leaves. Vadi looks droolworthy.

  5. Kothimbir vadi looks really great...never tasted this, just tempting snacks:)

  6. So gorgeous, love the perfect slice and photos too. Got to try once. Thanks for posting! :)

  7. Nupur's recipes are always a hit... I've not tasted these but can't wait to try - looks awesome.

  8. Wow Poornima, this looks awesome and so perfect! I grew up in Bombay too and enjoy many Maharashtrian dishes as well !

  9. e never had this, it looks so yumm.
    Would love to taste them.

  10. love your pictures!!! awesome!

  11. nice tempting vadi! looks gorgeous Poornima! Bookmarked to try.

  12. vadi looks delicious poornima. can't wait to try

  13. Thank you for stopping by Poornima...You have a beautiful blog...awesome clicks....Love the vadi...looks delicious.

  14. wowww these vadis look toooo tempting. i have always been wanting to try these beauties. you have a great blog too!! amazing collection.

  15. Oh wow...what a mouth watering snack it is...never tried before, sounds new to me...the shape, color and ingredients everything seems nice, a must try one!!:)

  16. Hey, thanx for dropping by my blog :)!!
    Vadis looks so gud an mouth watering !! Nice tempting pic !!

  17. Thank you all for your lovely comments.

  18. I've never tasted these and now with those yum snaps I want to eat them right away. WOuld love to make this. OMG!your mango cheesecake is also one recipe I've my eye on. This is the 2nd one.I will surely get to making these 2:)

  19. Awesome dish!Looks simply yummy! Will try soon!

  20. I've never had this before. looks so yummy and tempting.

  21. Will you consider being my private chef!

  22. Will it be good to bake this after pouring in to the vessel instead of steaming and frying ?

  23. You could bake instead of steaming it. But in order to get that crisp and brown crust shallow frying is essential. U could of course use a non-stick pan and very little oil.


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