Kothimbir Vadi (Steamed Cilantro Cakes)

kothimbir wadi
Savory cilantro or coriander cakes made of chickpea flour.  A healthy Maharashtrian recipe, perfect as an appetizer or as a side dish.

Chickpea Flour/Gram Flour/Besan - 1 1/4 cups
Rice Flour - 1/4 cup
Cilantro/Coriander/Kothimbir Leaves - about 3 cups
Roasted Peanut/Groundnut Powder - 2 tsp
White Sesame Seeds/Til - 1 1/2 tsp
Coriander/Dhania Powder - 1 tsp
Cumin/Jeera Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric/Haldi - 1/4 tsp
Black Pepper Powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/8 tsp
Green Chilli Paste - 1 tsp
Ginger Paste - 1 tsp
Molasses or Jaggery or Sugar - 1 tsp
Oil for frying

How to cook Kothimbir Wadi:
Finely chop cilantro leaves (with tender stems).  In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients except oil.  Mix well and add water to form a thick batter. Batter consistency is similar to dhokla or idli. Pour this batter in a greased vessel and steam for 12 - 15 minutes or till a toothpick comes out clear.  I used a pressure cooker.  Let the steamed Kothimbir Wadi cool completely. Cut it into desired shape.  Shallow fry the steamed vadi in a pan/skillet. You can also deep fry them.  Serve as a side dish with rice.
kothimbir vadisteamed kothimbir vadi


  1. I love these vadis...Coriander can make magics... :)

  2. healthy vadis...adding coriander gives nice flavour!

  3. delicious vadis,healthy too...

  4. Yummy...I love coriander...can almost imagine the taste :-)

  5. New to me,but can imagine its flavor and taste,sounds healthy too.


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