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Crispy coriander fritters' kothambir vada'

kothambir vada
Crispy coriander fritters

As I told you earlier Indian food and spices provide health benefits . We have always made food keeping in mind the health benefits that the food will serve us. My grandma always taught me how to make food with love .
And you know coriander / cilantro, or dhania, has great health benefits, namely treatment of swellings, lowering cholesterol levels, diarrhea, Mouth ulcers, anemia, digestion, menstrual disorders, small pox, eye care, conjunctivitis, skin disorders, blood sugar disorders, etc. etc. etc.
And you'll be amazed to know that It has eleven components of essential oils, six types of acids (including ascorbic acid, better known as vitamin-C), minerals and vitamins, each having a number of beneficial properties.

So with the combination of so much health benefits coriander is ofcourse an important part of our daily meal . I am sharing a very tasty fritter made up of coriander;.... healthy crispy coriander fitters .


2 cups chickpea flour/besan
2 cups chopped coriander leaves
1 ½ cup water
1 tbsp rice flour
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp cumin seeds
8 garlic pods
1 inch garlic
8 green chillies
salt as per taste


Wash the coriander leaves. Chop and keep them aside.
Make a paste out of garlic, ginger and chillies.
In a bowl mix chickpea flour, rice flour and salt with water.
In a pan heat oil.
Add cumin seeds, turmeric powder and ginger garlic chilli paste.
Stir and add chopped coriander leaves. Sauté it for a minute.
Now add chickpea flour mixture and stir continuously. Stir until mixture becomes thick.
Turn of the heat.
In a square dish spray oil & Spread mixture evenly and pat with fingers.
Let it cool down. Cut into square shaped pieces.
Now again heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the kothambir vada till crisp.
Serve it hot with chutney .

For special chutney

1/4 cup coconut, grated
2 tbsp roasted grams without skin/ dalia
2 green chillies
Salt as required
4 Tbsp curd

Grind coconut, dalia, chillies and salt together to make a chutney. Mix in the curd and serve with kothambir vadas


Darshana Shah said…
Yummy...Very inviting.

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