Thursday, September 12, 2013

Kothimbir Vadi / Kothimeera vadalu

Speaking of life, which is a very complicated to understand & is not so easy on us as we think. You find new challenges at your every step of life, which we have to break through to lead a good life.
Ok….Now I’m not talking philosophy here but in general that’s the truth we all have to accept.
Coming to the dish kothimbir vadi, a Maharashtra delicacy, which is made of cilantro, besan & spices, is an irresistible dish for cilantro lovers. I was planning on making them for ganesh chaturdhi festival, but ended up making them earlier than that. This version actually has garlic to it but you can just exclude if needed.

2 Cups chopped cilantro/ coriander leaves / kothimeera 
2 Cups besan / senagapindi/ chickpea flour 
2 Tbs. sesame seeds 
1 Tsp. minced garlic 
1&1/2 Tsp. red chili powder ( Adjust Acc.)
1&1/2 Cups water 
1/2 Tsp. turmeric 
Salt for taste 
¼ Cup oil

- Grease a microwavable bowl with little oil. Keep rest of the oil aside for frying  vadi’s.
- In a bowl mix all the ingredients other than oil in to a thick batter.
- Pour the batter in to greased bowl .
- Microwave it for 2 to 3 mins. Insert a toothpick in to the batter & check if it comes out clean. If not microwave it for 1 minute.

- Allow them to cool to handle & cut them it to equal pieces.
- Heat a pan and add a Tsp. oil to it. Place 3 to 4 vadi's & pan fry them. Rotate them while frying for crisp vadi’s.
- Repeat the same with rest of them.

Serve them with chutney.

Add little more water if needed.
- You can steam cook the batter & can get the same results as microwave version.
- Microwave version consumes less time.
- Deep fry the vadi’s  instead of pan frying.


  1. Love this vadi with a cup of coffee, makes me hungry.

  2. Those Vadis are looking out of the world!..very nice..

  3. Vadi looks tempting. This recipe is new to me.

  4. This is indeed a very well liked snack all over Maharashtra.

  5. very very flavorful and delicious snack Maharashtra :) looks super delicious and inviting dear!! loving this healthy method !!

  6. nice to know that u can make it in M/c too. looks good.

  7. love that last photo...looks mouthwatering

  8. Lovely vadas sounds delicious. I also selected it for K but later on prepared kesar peda!

  9. Ahhhhhh how cute ur vadas look love teh color texture u go so nice they r.Love to enjoy with a hot tea for evening.

  10. I love this Maharashtrian dish..tastes wonderful with all the greens I it.very delicious one.

  11. Yummy looking kothimbir vadi. Lovely clicks.

  12. I first had this on a trip to Pune and loved it.Yet to prepare and your clicks are great!

  13. I have tried this once. Your have come out perfect...

  14. wow so delicious and authentic... beautiful clicks!!!


  15. who can say not this...looks perfect!

  16. Nice clicks uncomplicated recipe as opposed to a complicated life :-)

  17. This looks so lovely and definitely healthier than the fried ones :)

  18. Wow I love this version no move slaving over the stove. Thanks. Bookmarking it