Saturday, July 3, 2010

Kothimbir Vadi / Cilantro Fritters

1 bunch cilantro leaves, washed and chopped fine
1/2 cup chickpea flour/besan
4 green chillies, minced fine
1 tsp. ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp. sesame seeds
1 tsp. poppy seeds
2 tsp. lemon juice
pinch of turmeric
pinch of asafoetida
pinch of garam masala
pinch of baking soda
1 tsp. sugar/gur
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil

3 tbsp Oil for frying
Mustard seeds for tempering and  finely chopped onion pieces (optional)

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl with a little oil.

Sprinkle some water if required to mix everything together to make a dough. Then make small roundels of the dough.

Grease a steamer lightly. Place the roundels in the steamer.

Steam for about 30 minutes in the rice cooker by adding 2 cups of water.

Let cool, and cut into slices.

Heat 3 tbsp oil in a skillet and temper with mustard seeds. Then fry chopped onion till golden and then add the kothimbir vadis. Toss on medium high heat for around 10 minutes or till the vadis are crispy and golden.

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