Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Kothimbir Vadi


Coriander leaves                     -           1 bunch
Gram Flour                              -           1 cup
Rice Flour                               -           1 tablespoon
Green chillies                          -           8-12 ( as per your spice levels )
Ginger                                     -           1 small piece finely chopped
Garlic                                      -           4-6 cloves
Roasted sesame seeds             -           1 tablespoon
Roasted poppy seeds              -           1 tablespoon
Lemon juice                            -           1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder                     -           1 teaspoon
Asafoetida                              -           ¼ teaspoon
Garam Masala                         -           1-2 teaspoon as per your taste
Red chilli powder                   -           as per your taste (totally optional, if you feel the
                                                            heat in the green chilli is fine then u can skip it )
Baking Soda                           -           ¼ teaspoon ( totally optional )
Salt                                          -           to taste
Oil                                           -           To Fry

Preparation Method:

  1. Chop coriander leaves finely. Mix in gram flour, and rice flour. 

  1. Grind the green chilies, ginger and garlic into a fine paste. Add this paste, roasted sesame seeds,  roasted poppy seeds, lemon juice, garam masala, red chilli powder (optional ) turmeric powder, asafoetida, baking soda ( optional ) and salt to the above mixture.

  1. Add some water to make a thick batter (idli batter consistency) and mix well. Take care that no lumps are there..

4.      Prepare the steamer with water. Grease a flat vessel of the steamer and pour the batter into the vessel. Steam them for about 20-25 minutes on high heat.  Or grease a microwavable container and pour the batter into it. Microwave cook the batter for 5-7 minutes (Microwave settings may vary and mine took 5 minutes) 
5.      Remove and insert a toothpick into it to check if it is done. If the stick comes out clean then it is done. So u can now let it cool for a minute or two and then cut them into square shaped pieces.
6.      Heat oil in a deep frying pan. Deep fry the pieces in hot oil. Remove when golden brown and crisp. Serve hot as an appetizer.

Note:  People who are health conscious, can have it steamed itself. You don’t have to fry it.  Both tastes good.

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