Kothimbir Vadi

One of the most popular Maharashtrian snack This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Kothimbir Vadi
Main Ingredients Gram flour (besan), Oil
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Kothimbir Vadi

  • 1 cup Gram flour (besan)
  • Oil 3 tablespoons + for greasing and deep-frying
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 1 tablespoons Ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 1/2 cups Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Peanuts roasted and crushed
  • to taste Salt


  1. Take gram flour in a bowl. Add some water and whisk well.
  2. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add asafoetida and ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute.
  3. Add chopped coriander, chilli powder, turmeric powder, peanuts and salt, mix and cook for a minute.
  4. Add gram flour mixture, mix and cook till thick. Transfer in a round steel plate.
  5. Grease palms with some oil and spread the prepared mixture. Set aside to cool.
  6. Cut into cubes.
  7. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Deep-fry the cubes till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
  8. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1054
Carbohydrates 68.3
Protein 25.9
Fat 75.3
Other Fiber Fiber- 19.4gm