Kothimbir Vadi is another well-known member or a part of Maharashtrian cuisines. It's quite a popular tea time snack eaten in Maharashtra and the neighboring states. To add up, the word’ Kothimbir’ is a Maharashtrian name for coriander leaves. Kothimbir Vadi is crispy and flavorful fritters prepared using its primary ingredients by combining besan, fenugreek, and coriander leaves together, seasoned and flavored with Indian spices. The steps of making follow so that a thick batter is prepared, steamed and then fried or cooked in oil. It's swift and beyond easy to prepare at home, which always leaves one asking for more. To learn in-depth with us how to make these Maharashtrian fritters, follow the steps below.


  1. 250g besan
  2. 100g methi ( fenugreek leaves)
  3. Salt
  4. Haldi
  5. Garlic paste
  6. Half tablespoon sugar
  7. 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  8. 1 tablespoon Mustard seeds
  9. Half cup grated coconut 
  10. ¼ tablespoon soda
  11. Coriander leaves
  12. Half tablespoon sugar 
  13. Green chilli 


  1. Take a bowl, make a thick batter by adding besan, fenugreek and coriander leaves. Combine a pinch of salt, haldi, green chillies, soda, grated coconut, garlic paste—sesame and mustard seeds. Also, add half a tablespoon of sugar. 
  2. Stir until the batter is ready, then take a pressure cooker for steaming.
  3. Pour the batter/ mixture into a utensil or a mould and finely grease with oil from all the sides.
  4. Pour water into the cooker and put it on the grid. Over the grid, place your utensil/ mould and let it steam for 15- 20 minutes.
  5. Check and let the batter steam until it is non-sticky and firm.
  6. Allow to cool down naturally by removing it from the cooker.
  7. After it has properly cooled down, start cutting triangular or desired shapes of vadi.
  8. Now heat a pan with oil, start frying the vadis on low-medium flame until it turns crispy and golden from both sides. 
  9. Kothimbir vadis are ready! Serve hot with chutney or sauce.