Cooking is one of my passions. I like to make nutritious and tasty foods at home without using preservatives or artificial colors.
Easy, Quick, and Healthy Snacks!
Kothimbir vadi, or coriander chickpea flour balls, are a delicious and easy-to-make snack. The main ingredients are coriander leaves, chickpea flour, crushed ginger-green chili, cumin-coriander powder, and yogurt.
You can't dream of a simpler recipe; they take only about 20 minutes to make. You can serve them immediately after steaming, or you can choose to shallow-fry the balls in oil. Either way, they taste great.
Serve kothimbir vadi hot with tomato sauce or any type of chutney. Once cold, these balls become a bit hard. At this point, you would need to either re-heat or shallow-fry them again before serving.
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Serves 3 people
- 1 cup chickpea flour
- 1 cup (packed) coriander leaves, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons ginger-green chili paste
- 1 teaspoon cumin-coriander powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 pinches sugar, to balance the taste
- 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon oil
- 1 tablespoon yogurt, or as needed
- In a mixing bowl, add chopped coriander leaves, chickpea flour, ginger-green chili paste, cumin-coriander powder, yogurt, red chili powder, salt, and sugar. Mix well and make a medium-firm dough.
- Divide the dough into lemon-sized balls. Elongate the balls with your fingers, adding a few drops of oil.
- Grease a container or idli stand. Place the elongated balls on it and steam-cook for about 10 minutes. Turn off the heat.
- The yummy and flavorful coriander chickpea flour balls (kothimbir vadi) are ready to serve!
- Serve the balls hot with tomato sauce or any other chutney.
- Alternatively, you can shallow-fry the balls in oil, adding mustard, curry leaves, and asafoetida powder seasoning.
Both the above varieties taste wonderful. Also, they are healthy.