Kothimbir Vadi

Kothimbir Vadi (Savory coriander cake) is a popular Maharashtrian snack, made from fresh coriander leaves & besan (chickpea flour) which is served as a side dish during meals. It is also a perfect tea time snack.
1 big bunch of coriander leaves, washed and finely chopped
1½ cup besan
4 tbsp rice flour
ginger-garlic & green chilli paste 3 tsp (use 5 green chilli's, 4 garlic cloves & 1 inch ginger)
½  tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp sesame seeds
a pinch of hing
juice of 1 lemon
1/4 tsp baking soda
salt to taste
oil for shallow frying
2 tsp oil
water for mixing the ingredients 
Tomato ketchup for serving
Grease a flat bottom vessel with oil. you can use dhokla patra (i used the cheesecake spring foam pan)
In a separate bowl mix all the ingredients with enough water to make a thick batter.
Pour the batter into the greased pan, steam cook for 30 minutes in  a pressure cooker without the whistle. insert a toothpick or a knife, if it comes out clean the kothimbir vadi is done. Keep aside to cool
unmould and cut into pieces.
before serving, heat oil in a pan & shallow fry the vadis on medium heat till crisp & they change their color to brown.
Serve hot with a tomato ketchup.

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