Are You Ready To Make The Maharashtrian Kothimbir Vadi At Home?

Indians just love their snacks. Be it teatime or someone comes over, snacks are the perfect treats that you grab. From samosas to pakoras, there are many Indian snacks that have been ruling our hearts for ages. This piece today is dedicated to a special snack from Maharashtra. Can you guess what we are going to talk about? Yes, you are right. It is the Maharashtrian special Kothimbir vadi.

I had gone to Pune a few days ago. There, I saw so many roadside carts selling the most amazing kothambir vadi. Having coriander leaves and gram flour as its main ingredients, this snack is so addictive. These flavourful and savoury bites are deep-fried and my favourite. Let us tell you a little more about it. Kothambir refers to coriander leaves and vadi means slices, cubes, or wedges. These snacks are so simple but can give a treat to your taste buds. Before you start wondering about the recipe, here is a quick guide on how you can make this snack at home.


  • 1 cup besan
  • 2 tsp rice flour
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ginger and garlic paste
  • Little hing
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup coriander leaves
  • 2 green chilies (chopped)
  • ¾ cup water


  • Take a bowl and add all the dry ingredients. Then, add coriander leaves, oil, and ginger-garlic paste and mix well.
  • Add water and make a thick batter. Mix everything well and make sure there are no lumps. 
  • After some time, add baking soda and lemon juice to the batter. Mix well until the batter is fluffy. 
  • Pour the batter into a greased pan.
  • Then, add 4 cups of water to the Big Pot in and fit it in your pan. Cover the vessel and let the water come to a boil. 
  • Place a trivet at the bottom and place the pan with batter on it.
  • Cover the lid for 15-20 mins.
  • Remove the pan from the pot and let it cool down for 5 mins.
  • Using a knife, loosen the sides and flip them onto a plate.
  • Steamed Kothimbir Vadi is ready and can be served with chutney and ketchup.