Kothimbir Vadi Recipe


(1 cup = 250 ml)
¼ cup roasted, crushed peanuts
1 tsp ginger-garlic-green chili paste
1 ½ cup coriander leaves
1 pinch Catch asafoetida
½ tsp Catch turmeric powder
½ tsp Catch red chili powder
1 tbsp sesame seeds
Salt, as required
2 cups gram flour
1 cup water 

Accompaniments with Kothimbir Vadi:

  • Ketchup
  • Green Chutney
  • Mint Chutney


1) Mix together all ingredients including Catch asafetida, Catch turmeric powder and Catch red chili powder with water to form a smooth and thick batter.

2) Apply oil at the base and the sides of a microwave safe cooker or bowl.

3) Add the batter to this bowl.

4) Cover it with a microwave safe lid.

5) Microwave on high for about 3 minutes.

6) The mixture should be cooked and firm.

7) Insert a knife and check if it comes out clean, the vadi is cooked well.

8) Let it cool. Then remove the steamed cake on a tray.

9) Cut into pieces.

10) Shallow fry or deep fry in hot oil till brown and crisp.

11) Serve hot.

Recipe Notes/ Suggestions:

  • You can also steam the Kothimbir Vadi in a pressure cooker like idlis.

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