Looking for something interesting for an evening snack? Here is a fun idea to make something a little different from the normal run-of-the-mill bites.
Kothimbir vadi, an authentic Maharashtrian snack will give you the much needed kink. These fritters promise a burst of flavors and textures setting you on an amazing palate journey. The Maharashtrian cuisine, starting from Poha to Misal-Pav and Pav-Bhaji, is known for its unique and bold combination of spices and flavors!!
Today let’s lay our hands on “Kothimbir Vadi”!
- 2 cups Fresh Kothimbir/Coriander Leaves
- 1 – 1/2 cup gram flour (besan)
- 1/2 cup rice flour
- 1 tbsp red chili powder
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
- salt to taste
- Cut bottom one inch of the Kothimbir bunches and discard. Wash remaining Kothimbir leaves few times to get rid of any sand in it. Pat dry with clean cloth to remove excess water. Chop it finely and put it in a big mixing bowl.
- Add half of the sesame seeds and all other ingredients (except cooking oil) to the Kothimbir and mix well. With a little bit water at a time make soft yet thick dough. Apply a few drops of oil to the hands and mound the dough carefully into 3 rolls 2 inches wide and long enough to fit the pot. Carefully place them in a well-oiled steamer steam pot rack.
- On medium heat, steam the rolls for 20 minutes. Turn the heat off and allow them cool for 10 mins. Cut them into circular discs.
- Put a griddle on medium heat, put a little bit of oil and then line up all the cut discs on the pan. Sprinkle some more sesame seeds and then cook them until both sides are crispy and golden brown. Serve hot.