Kothimbir Vadi – A delicious Maharashtrian snack. Basic recipe from BBC Goodfod Magazine India, page no 54, October, 2013 !!
Makes: 9 vadis
Serves: 3 - 4
Combine 1 cup gram flour (besan / kadala maav / chone pitti, Indian standard measuring cup of 200 ml / 8 oz capacity), ½ teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon coriander powder, 2 chopped green chillies, 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp, 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves, 20 chopped cashew nuts (optional) and ½ teaspoon salt together in a bowl.
Add 1 ½ cups water to make a thick batter. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan on medium heat and cook the batter, stirring continuously, until dough like consistency.
Remove from heat. Spread this mixture in a greased tray. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon oil on the top and spread it evenly with the help of a flat spatula. Set aside to cool for half an hour and then cut into 2 – inch squares.
Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a flat frying on medium heat. Fry these vadi until crisp on both the sides. Serve with green chutney or tomato ketchup.