- 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.