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Author anubond101 Yield No Value
Published Sep 21, 2012 Cooking Time 25 Minutes
Recipe Type Appetizers Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Ingredient Besan gramflour Standing Time 25 Minutes
Description: A quintessential Maharashtrian savory snack recipe, kothimbir vadi or coriander(cilandro) cakes are basically a salty cake preparation with kothimbir( coriander leaves or cilantro). The kothimbir vadi is first steamed and then fried until crispy and served with tomato chutney or a tempering of mustard seeds and grated coconut.


Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Jeera Powder 1/2 Teaspoons
Hing (asafoetida) Pinch
Ginger, Crushed 1/2 Teaspoons
Garlic Cloves, Crushed 1/2 Teaspoons
Ajwain Pinch
Cumin Seeds 1/2 Teaspoons
Mustard Seeds 1/2 Teaspoons
Oil 3 Tablespoons
Water As Needed
Besan Atta (chickpea Flour) 1 Cup
Garam Masala Powder 1/2 Teaspoons
Salt To Taste
Coriander Leaves, Chopped 1 Bunch
Roasted Peanut Powder 1 Tablespoons
Oil For Deep Frying


  1. Make a batter of besan flour adding little water and ensure that it is free of lumps. The batter should be thick of pouring consistency. 
  2. In a pan, heat little oil for tempering, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, ajwain (do not brown them or else they would turn bitter), crushed garlic and ginger, crushed green chillies, pinch asafoetida (hing), jeera powder, garam masala and mix well (these spices are used for flavouring the vadis). Pour in the besan batter stirring continuously until the batter thickens and become a thick paste without forming lumps (reduce the heat if necessary). 
  3. When the batter starts thickening, add salt, chopped coriander leaves, roasted peanut powder and mix well. Add little oil and keep mixing till it forms to a thick paste. Grease a tray and pour this mixture into the tray and spread evenly (as shown in video). 
  4. Cool this mixture and cut them into desired shapes. Heat oil in a kadai for deep frying and when the oil is hot, fry the besan pieces until crispy and golden. Drain oil from the fritters and remove on paper towel.
Posted Sep 21, 2012

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Dec 18, 2013
Thank you so much for this recipe .I made this wadi in a different way but this is a very presentable way to make it .Do post such Maharashtrian dishes feels good .Thanks again.

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