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Kothimbir Wadi (Coriander leaves croquettes)

One of the traditional snacks in Maharashtra. I end up making these whenever i see fresh greenest coriander leaves. Can be pan fried or deep fried, but this snack and the flavors associated makes you wanting for more.Β πŸ™‚ Goes well with a steaming cuppa chai and some great friends and old memories. πŸ˜€

Also can be made as starters or party snacks. The preparation part can be done a day before and can fry when needed.

Do try this recipe.




2 cups kothimbir (coriander leaves) finely chopped

1 1/2 cup Besan

1/4 cup roasted peanut +green chillies coarsely pounded powder

1 tbsp red chilli powder

1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

1/4 tsp Hing (asafoetida)

2 tsp white sesame seeds

Salt to taste

Oil for frying

1/4 cup curd dilutes with 1/2 cup water.

Water as needed.

1.Β In a bowl add chopped kothimbir, besan, red chilly powder, sesame seeds,salt,buttermilk and water as needed.. Mix well to form a paste (paste should not be very thick or very thin). See to it that no lumps are formed.

Now add poundedΒ powder to the Β kothimbir mixture.

Now grease a bowl that fits in the cooker( i used my dhokla stand) with oil and pour this mixture onto it, tap the mixture evenly..The vadi should be atleast 1 inch thick.

Now steam for 10 minutes in medium flame. Check whether done by inserting a knife. It should come clean.

Now cut the kothimbir vadi mixture into square or diamond shape. When the kothimbir vadi cools down a bit deep fry or shallow fry the vadi’s as per your preference. Can be refrigerated and kept for a day or two, not more than that.

Serve hot with chutney/ sauce.






Hi, I am Kavita, the owner of this blog.There are many types of foodies; vegeterian, non vegetarian, eggeterian , so i thought foodies should be called "foodaterian". Hence the name.Like most of you, i too was an amateur cook who didn't know even the basics like how much water to be added to rice?. :) With time i have learned and would like to share and learn the recipes. Hope to get love and support from all you wonderful people. You can reach me at twitter:

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