Food, Snacks

Spicy Coriander Vadis

Kothimbir (coriander) Vadi (cubes/slices) are actually a Maharashtrian snack which are meant to be deep fried.

Being Gujarati, there’s only so much one can keep cooking. So I thought why not broaden my mind see what else is out there to be cooked too. I’m not too sure how I came across this but all I remember is making them for the first time and loving them! These take minimum effort to make and you can get these made and served within half an hour. Oh, and you know what? Apart from these being Vegan, these beauties are Gluten Free too!

I prefer to shallow fry opposed to deep fry, you could bake these too (I am yet to try this method) These shallow fried cubes are packed full of so much flavour, it’s the perfect accompaniment with Tea or Coffee.

The What:

  • 1 Cup Coriander
  • 1/2 Cup Chickpea Flour (Besan)
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1+1/2 Tsp Coriander and Cumin Powder (Dhana Jeeru)
  • 1+1/2 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1/4 Tsp and a bit Salt
  • 1+1/2 Tsp Sugar
  • Ginger paste to taste
  • Green Chilli paste to taste
  • Garlic paste to taste
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 2 Tbsp Oil (I Prefer to use Coconut Oil, however you can opt for Sunflower Oil)

Flavour Boosters

  • Cumin Seeds
  • Mustard Seeds
  • Onion, sliced
  • Green Chilli, chopped

The How:

  • Add Water into a steamer and pop it on the gas for the Water to boil.
  • Grease a plate and set it aside, meanwhile make the batter.
  • In a bowl, mix everything apart from the Oil until you have a nice not too thick nor too runny paste, it needs to be somewhat, spreadable.
  • Spread the batter on the greased plate.
  • Pop the plate into the steamer and steam for 10 minutes on a Medium High flame.
  • When the 10 Minutes are done, turn off the gas and wait for a further 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, open the steamer, take the plate out and slice into squares, set aside.
  • In a Pan, add the Oil, once hot add in Flavour Boosters of your choice. (If you’re using Onions make sure they’re well sauteed.)
  • Add in the cubed Vadis and shallow fry until crisp on both sides.

It’s ready to Eat, Share and Enjoy.

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