How to Make Kothimbir Vadi

Edit Article Kothimbir vadi is a classic Maharashtrian recipe for coriander fritters. It is usually served as a side dish during meals.


  • 2 cups of fresh coriander leaves, washed and finely chopped
  • 1 cup gram flour
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 small garlic pod
  • 6 to 8 green chilies
  • 1 tsp full cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • 1/4 tsp carom seeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • Salt to taste


  • Make a coarse paste of garlic, green chilies and cumin seeds by grinding them together.
  • Pour the paste in a bowl.Mix with coriander leaves, gram flour, water, turmeric, salt, asafoetida, sesame seeds and carom seeds.
  • Heat a nonstick pan and add the mixture to it.Cook on low, stirring it continuously until the mixture dries up.
  • Add oil and mix it well again.Cover the pan with a lid and cook on low for the next 4-5 min.
  • Grease a dish well with oil.Spread the mixture across the dish by pressing it with your hands or a spoon gently from all sides.
  • Let the mixture cool down completely.Then cut it into small square or diamond shapes.
  • Deep fry or shallow fry those pieces in hot oil over medium heat.Keep going until they are brown and crisp.
    • If you are shallow frying, then heat a little oil in pan and fry the pieces along with sesame seeds, until crisp and brown.
  • Drain the vadis on a paper towel.
  • Serve the Kothimbir Vadi with hot tea.Offer some tomato ketchup on the side.
    • You can also serve it for snack with date and tamarind chutney or green chutney.


  • While spreading the mixture on the dish, apply oil to your hands or the spoon so that the mixture doesn't stick.
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