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Monday, May 4, 2020

Kothimbir Vadi / Maharashtrian Kothimbir Vadi / Crispy Kothimbir Vadi

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Kothimbir Vadi

Ingredients
Besan / Chickpea flour - 1 cup
Rice flour - 1 tsp
Chopped fresh coriander leaves - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Chopped or crushed green chillies - 3
Ginger and Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
White sesame seeds - 1 & 1/2 tsp
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Jeera powder - 1/4 tsp
Baking soda - 1 pinch ( optional)
Roasted and powdered peanuts - 3 tbsp
Oil to shallow fry as needed + Oil - 2 tsp for tempering
Water as needed 
Method
Take a bowl add the besan,rice flour,salt,cooking soda,chilly powder,jeera powder,peanuts powder and coriander leaves,pour water and making a semi thick pouring consistency.
Heat 2 tsp oil in a non stick pan add the sesame seeds and hing once sesame seeds crackle add the ginger/garlic paste and saute for a minute.reduce flame and pour the besan mixture,keep mixing till the mixture has thickened.switch off the stove 
Grease a plate or tray with oil and pour this cooked mixture and spread it evenly using a spoon.
Steam this for 5 minutes or till cooked,cool completely and cut into small squares.
Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry these cubes in batches till crisp and golden brown on all sides.
Serve hot with any chutney you like

Note:
a) Another easy method is mix all above ingredients in a bowl pour water little by little and form a thick soft dough.Divide the portion into 2 and roll out into a log,steam the logs.Cool and cut into circles and shallow fry.
b) You can add garam masala for extra flavour.
c) If you don't want to fry then apply some oil to the cubes and bake. Personally i like only oil fried.

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