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Kothimbir Vadi | Corn kothimbir vadi

 

Kothimbir vadi | Corn kothimbir vadi| Recipe of kothimir vadi | How to make Maharashtrian snack kothimbir vadi

 

Kothimbir vadi|Corn kothimbir vadi is a popular maharashtrian  snack. It’s vegan and gluten free, delicious snack made with gram flour/besan and lots of fresh coriander leaves along with some other basic spices.

Here Marathi word kothimbir means fresh coriander leaves and vadi means fritter.

Have you tried Besan wali shimla mirch and Pav bhaji from Maharashtrian cuisine yet? Do give it a try and let me know in the comments section how it turned out for you.

What goes into making Kothimbir Vadi

Batter for making Kothimbir Vadi | Corn kothimbir vadi is made by mixing gram flour/besan, rice flour, fresh American corn, and lots of fresh green coriander leaves along with spices.

Once the thick batter is ready, it is steamed like a cake, then cut into pieces and then fried or shallow fried until it turns crispy.

Why American corn in this vadi?

To add more texture to this regular kothimbir vadi, i have used American corn in this recipe. It elevates the taste and fibre content.

Serving suggestions

This delicious snack recipe is easy to make and goes well with green chutney or tomato sauce, and a cup of tea/coffee.

And the best part about this recipe is that you can make these vadis beforehand by steaming it and upon cooling, store it in fridge.

Whenever required just take out from fridge, and shallow or deep fry and serve hot.

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Ingredients to make kothimbir vadi|Corn kothimbir vadi:

Coriander leaves(kothimbir)  1 cup

American corn kernels , crushed 1 cup

Gram flour 1 cup

Rice flour 1 TBSP

Ginger chilli paste  1 TBSP

Roasted sesame seeds 1 TSP

Roasted & crushed Peanuts 2 TSP

Lemon juice 1 TSP

Turmeric powder 1 TSP

Soda Bi carb 1/4 TSP

Salt to taste

Sugar 1 TSP

Oil for frying

 

Makai/Corn Kothimbir Vadi

Method :

Take the crushed American corn kernels, finely chopped coriander/dhania/kothimbir and add the besan/gram flour.

Then mix chawal ka atta/ rice flour, turmeric/ haldi, garlic paste, the ginger chilli paste, lemon juice, sesame seeds, peanuts, sugar and some salt as per your taste, mix everything nicely.

Once everything is mixed in add little water at a time and make a thick batter like dosa batter, which should be of pouring consistency without any lumps.

Now into baking soda add 1 tsp of water and mix it in and then add this soda water to the corn batter and mix vigorously going in one direction.

Take any deep dish and coat is evenly with some oil, make sure all that every inch of this plate is coated.

Pour this batter in the dish and keep aside.

Next in a big cooker/ steamer/ kadai and add some water and to that, keep a stand in the center and now simply wait for the water to come to a boil.

And once that happens place this dish on top of the stand and cover the lid and cook it for the next 20 -25 minutes on high flame.

After 25 minutes remove the lid and to pierce a toothpick in the steamed plate and if nothing sticks to the toothpick that means that the batter is nicely steamed.

Now  wait for the next 10 minutes for it to come down to room temperature. And then cut it.  If you cut it while it’s still hot then it will start crumbling.

You can start cutting it once it comes to room temperature.

Using a knife make vertical cuts and then horizontal cuts giving it square shape. Run the knife around the corner as well.

 

 

Makai/Corn Kothimbir Vadi

 

With a slotted spoon, very gently remove the vadis from the plate.
it’s time to shallow fry or deep fry them.

Heat up some oil in the pan and then one by one add few of these Kothimbir vadis.
Shallow fry on a medium flame in batches until the bottom looks golden brown in color.

Flip them on the other side and fry until golden brown.
Remove them in a plate and serve hot.
Serve this delicious snack with chutney or ketchup and tea/coffee.

 

Microwave Method to make Kothimbir Vadi| Corn kothimbir vadi :

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients add 1/4 cup water and make thick batter.

Grease the micro proof tray and pour the batter.

Microwave it for 5 to 6 minutes. Check by inserting a toothpick in the middle.
If required micro for 1 more minute.

Let it cool for 15 minutes, unmold and cut into peices.

Heat oil in frying pan on medium heat.

Shallow Fry the peices till golden and crispy.

Serve this delicious snack with chutney or ketchup and hot masala tea.

 

 

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Kothimbir Vadi | Corn kothimbir vadi
 
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kothimbir vadi is a popular maharashtrian vegetarian snack. Batter of corn and fresh coriander leaves is steamed and then fried or shallow fried until it turns crispy.
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Maharashtrian Indian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Coriander leaves(kothimbir) 1 cup
  • American corn kernels , crushed 1 cup
  • Gram flour 1 cup
  • Rice flour 1 TBSP
  • Ginger chilli paste 1 TBSP
  • Roasted sesame seeds 1 TSP
  • Roasted & crushed Peanuts 2 TSP
  • Lemon juice 1 TSP
  • Turmeric powder 1 TSP
  • Soda Bi carb ¼ TSP
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar 1 TSP
  • Oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Take the crushed American corn kernels, finely chopped coriander/dhania/kothimbir and add the besan/gram flour.
  2. Then mix chawal ka atta/ rice flour, turmeric/ haldi, garlic paste, the ginger chilli paste, lemon juice, sesame seeds, peanuts, sugar and some salt as per your taste, mix everything nicely.
  3. Once everything is mixed in add little water at a time and make a thick batter like dosa batter, which should be of pouring consistency without any lumps.
  4. Now into baking soda add 1 tsp of water and mix it in and then add this soda water to the corn batter and mix vigorously going in one direction.
  5. Take any deep dish and coat is evenly with some oil, make sure all that every inch of this plate is coated.
  6. Pour this batter in the dish and keep aside.
  7. Now in a big cooker/ steamer/ kadai and add some water and to that, keep a stand in the center and now simply wait for the water to come to a boil.
  8. And once that happens place this dish on top of the stand and cover the lid and cook it for the next 20 -25 minutes on high flame.
  9. After 25 minutes remove the lid and to pierce a toothpick in the steamed plate and if nothing sticks to the toothpick that means that the batter is nicely steamed.
  10. Now wait for the next 10 minutes for it to come down to room temperature.
  11. And then cut it.
  12. If you cut it while it’s still hot then it will start crumbling.
  13. You can start cutting it once it comes to room temperature.
  14. Using a knife make vertical cuts and then horizontal cuts giving it square shape.
  15. Run the knife around the corner as well.
  16. With a slotted spoon, very gently remove the vadis from the plate.
  17. it’s time to shallow fry or deep fry them.
  18. Heat up some oil in the pan and then one by one add few of these Kothimbir vadis.
  19. Shallow fry on a medium flame in batches until the bottom looks golden brown in color.
  20. Flip them on the other side and fry until golden brown.
  21. Remove them in a plate and serve hot.
  22. Serve this delicious snack with chutney or ketchup and tea/coffee
  23. Microwave Method:
  24. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients add ¼ cup water and make thick batter.
  25. Grease the micro proof tray and pour the batter.
  26. Microwave it for 5 to 6 minutes. Check by inserting a toothpick in the middle.
  27. If required micro for 1 more minute.
  28. Let it cool for 15 minutes, unmold and cut into peices.
  29. Heat oil in frying pan on medium heat.
  30. Shallow Fry the peices till golden and crispy.
  31. Serve hot with green chutney or ketchup.

 

 

 

This Post Has 27 Comments

  1. Swati

    Very nice snack recipe.. it’s nutritious and looks yummy too!!

  2. Priya Srinivasan

    oh my looks totally tempting dear! i would love to gobble up that whole plate. perfect snack for the chill climate here, this and some cutting chai!!!!

  3. Priya Suresh

    Interesting addition of corn.. Can guess how dangerously delicious this kothimbir vadi will be. Wish i get some to munch now.

    1. Lata Lala

      Priya you are welcome dear. Corn is our favourite and adding this to kothimbir vadi was win-win situation.
      Thank you.

  4. It’s breakfast time here, and suddenly I feel like having kothimbir Vadi after seeing your post! It looks so tempting 🙂

  5. amrita roy

    I love the concept of making kothimbir vadi with corn… Corn will add slight sweetness to the snack.

    1. Lata Lala

      It tasted amazing with corn Amrita. I am glad you liked it.

  6. Uma Srinivas

    Yummy and healthy steamed snack. I make this with methi flour. Your looks good too.

    1. Lata Lala

      Thank you Uma. Making with methi sounds good too.

  7. Mayuri Patel

    Such a lovely snack idea..I’ve not made vadi using corn. A good recipe.

    1. Lata Lala

      Thanks Mayuri. By adding corn you are increasing the fibre in your food.

  8. Swati

    These are one of my favorite snacks… looks so tempting .. liked the idea of using corn in it!!

  9. Maria

    A very interesting and new recipe for me. I’m a fan of coriander and love the idea of making coriander the star ingredient in this recipe. Also it’s wonderful that you have provided the microwave option.

    1. Lata Lala

      Thanks Maria. Microwave option is truly a time saver. I am glad you liked it.

  10. Jagruti Dhanecha

    This corn kothimbir vadi sounds so delicious, a comforting snack for this cold weather.

    1. Lata Lala

      Thank you Jagruti. True this cold weather calls for some piping hot stuff.

  11. Preethi

    I love anything with corn. This sounds like a great snack 🙂 Perfect with some chai

  12. Pavani

    Kothimbri Vadi with corn looks so yummy and mouthwatering. I love the idea adding corn in vadi. Thanks for sharing this tasty snack recipe.

  13. Lathiya

    Kothimbir Vado using corn looks delicious…you have made it so flavorful

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