Nov 22, 2013

Kothimbir Vadi

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.

Final preparation:

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.


Hazra said...

Mom makes these when it's very cold or raining. They are the perfect snack with some hot teaQ

Unknown said...

Looks perfect!!