Zero Oil Maharashtrian Kothimbir Vadi is a guilt free savory snack made with besan, coriander leaves and spices. These can be cooked under 5 minutes and make a filling snack.
For the Day 4, week 4 of mandatory recipes of BM#104 Sweets & Snacks, it’s Kothimbir Vadi from Maharashtra. While I do have quite a few Maharashtrian dishes on both the blogs, it was surprising that I am yet to post this Kothimbir Vadi.
Since I have to pick two different recipes, I decided I will also follow different cooking method for this recipe. While its a sinful tasting deep fried Kothimbir Vadi on Spice your life!, its healthy zero oil version on this space. I adapted it from Tarla Dalal. This comes with curds included in it as microwave cooking requires more moisture.
We all enjoyed out meal and even though there were some deep fried dishes on the table, this no oil vadi surely stood out!
Week 1 – Sweets (Indian Halwas)
Week 2 – Snack from the same State (Rajasthan)
Week 3 – Snack of our choice (Rice based Traditional Snacks)
Week 4 – Mandatory Week
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Microwave No Oil Kothimbir Vadi
1 cup Besan / Chickpea flour
3/4 cup Coriander Leaves finely chopped
1/2 cup Curds / Yogurt
1 cup Water
1 tbsp Rice Flour
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Ginger Paste
1/2 tsp Green Chilli paste
2 tsp Sesame Seeds
A Pinch Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder
A Pinch Asafoetida / Hing
1 tsp Cumin Powder
Salt to taste
How to make Zero Oil Maharashtrian Kothimbir Vadi
In a bowl, mix together besan, turmeric, ginger chilli paste, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, hing, rice flour, salt and curds. Add enough water to make a thick batter.
Whisk well to remove lumps if any.
Add finely chopped coriander leaves, saute well
Next pour the batter into a microwave bowl.
Microwave for 2 to 3 mins in interval of a minute until it firms up.
Allow to cool and Slice it into 2 inch squares and keep it ready.
Heat a kadai and roast the sesame seeds, then add the cubed vadi and toss well.
Serve hot with green chutney