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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Kothimbir Vadi (Coriander Fritters - Maharashtrian Snack)


   
         
           This is a traditional Maharashtrian snack item, that is simply delicious and can be relished as a tea-time snack. It is basically coriander leaves, chickpea flour, rice flour, sesame seeds, peanuts and other dry spices all combined to form a thick batter with some water. It can then be had either steamed or deep fried. A very healthy and a nutritious dish and can be made in no time. It can be relished either with green chutney or ketchup.





  • 1  cup coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1/2  cup besan (chickpea flour)
  • 2 tbsp. rice flour
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds, lightly roasted
  • 1 tsp. fried peanuts, ground coarsely
  • salt to taste
  • pinch of asafoetida
  • pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp. red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. coriander-cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala powder
  • pinch of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. amchur
  • 1/2 sugar to taste (opt)
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger, grated
  • 1 green chily, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • oil to deep fry





          Mix together all the ingredients, (except the oil for deep frying) and prepare a thick batter with the help of water.

          Place in a greased steel container with a lid. Pour some water in a pressure cooker and bring it to a boil. Place the said container and steam (without the vent) for 12-15 minutes.

          When cool, cut into desired shapes and deep fry in oil in batches. Drain and serve hot with sauce or green chutney.
















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