Kothimbir Vadi

A Maharashtrian tea time staple for a quick hunger fix.

Chase the flavors

Serves 2-3

Prep time 10 Minutes

Cooking time 15 Minutes


Besan - 1.5 cups

Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

Salt - 1 tsp

Chopped garlic - 2-3 cloves

Red chilli powder - 1 tsp

Chopped ginger - 1 knot

Turmeric powder -  tsp

Green chilli - 1

Cumin (jeera) powder - 1 tsp

Fresh coriander - 1 bunch

Asafoetida (hing) - 1/2 cup

Refined oil

Kasoori methi - a pinch

Ghee - 1 tsp


1. In a bowl mix the besan with all the dry spices and salt.

2. Gradually add water while stirring to make a thin batter that flows.

3. In a pan heat ghee and add cumin, ginger, garlic and green chilli to it.

4. When it splutters add the chopped coriander to it and saute.

5. Add the besan batter to the pan and cook till it becomes thick like a dough.

6. Spread the besan dough onto a baking tray into a sheet of 1 cm thickness like a barfi.

7. Cut it into small squares.

8. Shallow fry these squares till they get a crispy crust.

9. Serve with a chutney of your choice.

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