Saturday, February 12, 2011

Kothimbir Wadi - Day Four of Blogging Marathon

Day Four of the Blogging Marathon created by the wonderful Srivalli finds us on the home ground.
My theme for the day is "Specialty Regional Cuisine"

And the tag line for the dish - "Incredible India "

The dish I made is "Kothimbir Wadi" or "Coriander / Cilantro cutlets" from Maharastrian cuisine
This is a regional dish made in the state of Maharashtra..... If you happen to be a big kothimbir fan and insist on garnishing anything and everything with it( like my Baba) then you definitely ought to try this lovely crispy and crunchy snack....

As usual, making the dish more nutritive was the main aim so tweaking the authentic recipe a bit by substituting besan with thalipeeth bhajani.... This is my mother's brainwave and I take no credit for it...... Steaming it and topping it with tadka instead of deep frying or shallow frying the wadis....

This is how kothimbir wadis are done by my mother at our house......

Kothimbir Wadi ( Coriander Cutlets / Cilantro Cakes)

Ingredients :
Freshly washed and chopped coriander leaves - 4 cups
Thalipeth Bhajani - 1 cup ( you get this ready made in any Indian grocery store)
Rice Flour - 1/4 cup
Wheat Flour /atta - 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida (hing) - 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - pinch
Coriander powder (dhania) - 2 teaspoon
Cumin powder (jeera powder) - 2 teaspoon
Garlic Cloves - 8/10 - finely chopped
Ginger - 1 inch finely shredded or cut into small pieces
(alternatively use 2 teaspoon of ginger & garlic paste)
Salt - to taste
Sugar - pinch
Green chillies - 4/5 finely chopped
or Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Lemon juice - 1 teaspoon
or Amchur Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Garam masala - 1 teaspoon
Sesame seeds - 3 teaspoon

Method -
Wash and finely chop coriander leaves.
Mix all the flours and add the coriander leaves in it.
Grind together green chillies, ginger, garlic and cumin seeds and add the freshly grounded paste.
Add salt as per taste and pinch of sugar
Add asafoetida ,turmeric powder,coriander powder,cumin powder (jeera powder) and garam masala.
Add lemon juice or amchur powder.
Add water in this mixture to make it batter like consistent and avoid forming any lumps.
Knead it a bit and make a ball.
Steam this in either a steamer or pressure cooker without whistle for 20/25 mins.
Test using a knife whether the mixture is properly cooked.
Steamed wadis also taste very good.
After mixture cools down, cut into diamond shapes or small cubes.
Take a heavy bottom pan and add oil in it.
When the oil gets heated add mustard seeds.
When mustard seeds splutter, add cumin seeds, a pinch of asafoetida and turmeric powder.
Add sesame seeds and add steamed wadis.
Toss the wadis so that all wadis are coated with sesame seeds.
Serve kothimbir wadis........

Do take a look at my fellow marathon bloggers and their incredible recipes :

Azeema, Bhagi, Champa, Gayathri Anand, Gayathri Kumar, Harini, Jay, Meena, Minu, Padma,
Pavani, PJ, Priya Mahadevan, Priya Suresh, Priya Vasu, Santosh, Saraswathi, Savitha, Shanavi,
Smitha, Sowmya, Srivalli, Suma, Usha, Veena

Also sending this "Kothimbir Wadi" to PJ for her blogevent "Flavors of Maharashtra" which is hosted by her this month for Naina of for her event......

Come back tomorrow for the Day Five of the Blogging Marathon.......


Minu said...

I love Kothmbir Wadi. Great with a cup of hot tea. My sister used to get them from Bombay

Gayathri Kumar said...

Completely new to me. Looks so yumm..

Now Serving said...

this is a good one to book mark - I made a Koshumbir salad not too long ago - What is Thalipeeth Bhajani and what does it look like - can you post a picture please???

Usha said...

Perfect for an evening snack! yummy..

Jayashree said...

Looks so green and healthy.

harini-jaya said...

I once ate this when a friend got these from Pune/Nagpur and absolutely fell in love with this..awesome!!

Shanavi said...

looks yum dear

Santosh Bangar said...

lovely and new to me but nice recipe

Sayantani said...

wow you all are enjoying a great marathon I see. love your recipes. I so want to make kothimbir wadi but yet to find good yam leaves for that. your dish looks fab.
as for Arusuvai. no one is let in spreading friendship. you are cordially welcome to the group. please mail me your mail id to will let you know everyhting.

savitha ramesh said...

flavorful cutlets.sure it shud be a hit alltime

Anonymous said...

very new dish to me..

Preety said...

great recipe

Srivalli said...

Looks very good to me too..

Smitha said...

they r very tasty and nice snack..yum!

Pavani said...

Looks delicious. Perfect snack food.

Mina Joshi said...

Wow..Love this dish. Very new for me

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Looks yummy. Love those healthy dishes of yours.

Priya said...

These kothimbir wadi looks truly inviting..

Umm Mymoonah said...

This is something very new to me, looks so yummy bursting with flavours, lovely lovely dish.

Saras said...

New recipes fro me & must try recipe tooo

sowmya's creative saga said...

nice and yummy snack..

Swathi said...

Kothimibir wadi looks delicious.

PJ said...

Looks delish!Thanks for sending it to the event dear:)

Padhu said...

New to me.Sounds interesting