Kothimbir Vadi



1 cup Besan / Gram flour

2 tblsp roasted crushed peanuts

Pinch of hing / asafoetida

1/2 tsp turmeric / haldi powder

1/ 2 inch ginger grated

3-4 green chillies chopped

1 tsp lemon juice

Salt as per taste

1 cup and 2 tblsp water

1 cup chopped coriander leaves/ dhaniya patta

1 tsp garam masala  (I added Kolhapur kanda lahsun masala)

2 tsp white sesame seeds/ safed til

Oil for deep frying 

Green chutney to serve


3 tsp oil

1 tsp mustard


  • Take a bowl and put besan,salt,roasted crushed peanuts,turmeric, hing powder,chopped green chillies, ginger and mix well
  • Add lemon juice. Add water little by little and keep stirring to avoid having lumps.
  • Now add the chopped coriander leaves, garam masala powder and give a nice mix.

Please check the above video for the consistency of the batter.
  • Heat a pan, put 3 tsp oil, add mustard and let it crackle.
  • Once it is crackled add the batter and cook on a low flame
  • Keep stirring to avoid lumps and cook. This takes around 5-10 miutes
  • Once it becomes thick  like barfi consistency, turn off the flame 
  • Pour it in a greased tray and and flatten it by making thick layer with the help of a laddle
  • Sprinkle roasted sesame seeds on it and press with your fingers. 

  • Rest it for 10 minutes and then  cut into square pieces
  • Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the cooked besan squares on a medium flame.
  • Fry till it turns crisp and golden brown
  • Remove the fried vadis on an absorbant paper.
  • Serve hot with ketchup or green chutney.


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