Kothimbir Vadi / Kothimbir Wadi / Kothimbir Vadi Recipe

Kothimbir vadi is a traditional and favorite Maharashtrian snack. Coriander leaves mixed with besan flour, green chili, curd, gur and spices. There are plenty of variants of this dishes some deep fried, some stir fried and some steamed. Serve with green chutney or tomato chutney.

  • Prep Time: 20-30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-30 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3
  • Skill Level: Medium


  • Chopped Fresh Coriander Leaves – 2 cup
  • Chopped Green Chili – 2-3 nos.
  • Gram Flour or Besan – 1 cup
  • Yogurt or Curd – 2 tbsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Grated Jaggery or Gur – 1 1/2 tbsp

For Tadak:——

  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Roasted Sesame Seed or Til – 1/2 tbsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Mustard Seed – 1/2 tbsp
  • Grated Coconut – 2 tbsp


  • In a bowl, add coriander leaves, green chill, gram flour, yogurt, salt, turmeric powder and jaggery, mix well.
  • Add sufficient water to make a thick batter, ensuring that the consistency is not too thin.
  • Add salt and pour the batter into a greased plate that is at least one and half inches deep.
  • In a steamer, add about an inch of water and cook till it is come to boil.
  • Spread some oil on steamer tray and grease it well.
  • Immediately pour the batter into steamer tray and arrange in the steamer and steam it for 10 minutes on medium heat.
  • Check with a knife. If the knife comes out clean, it is cooked.
  • Allow to cool for 5 min and cut into one-inch diamonds.
  • Heat the oil in a pan on medium flame and add the sesame seeds, asafoetida and mustard seeds.
  • When they splutter add the wadi and fresh coconut, mix well.
  • Serve hot kothimbir vadi with green chutney.
KOTHIMBIR VADI was last modified: April 2nd, 2014 by Authentic Indian Vegetarian Recipes