How to Make Kothimbir Vadi (Steamed Coriander Chickpea Flour Balls)
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.
- 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.
- Yummy and flavorful coriander chickpea flour balls (kothimbir vadi) are ready to serve! Serve them hot with tomato sauce or any other chutney.
- Alternatively, you can shallow-fry the chopped coriander chickpea flour balls in oil, adding mustard, curry leaves, and asafoetida powder seasoning.
- Both the above varieties taste wonderful. Also, they are healthy.
Nutritional Information of Kothimbir Vadi
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||0|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 0 g|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Unsaturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 5 g||2%|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 1 g||2%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 12 mg||1%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|