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Kothimbir Vadi/ Coriander Nuggets

Rasika Dhadiwal
These are a popular Maharashtrian snack made with coriander and bhajani/Chickpea flour. It is power packed with vitamins and fibers and is one of the best party menus.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian, Maharashtrian
Calories 152 kcal


  • Steamer


  • 2 cups Coriander Cleaned and Chopped finely
  • 1.5 cups Besan/Bhajani Flour Chickpea flour
  • 2 tbsp Semolina
  • 1 teaspoon Green chilli paste
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • Salt as per taste

For Tempering

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp White sesame seeds


  • In a mixing bowl take Chopped coriander.
  • Add chickpea/Besan flour or Bhajani flour , semolina and oil to it.
  • Add chilli paste, ginger and salt as per taste.
  • Mix all the ingredients well.
  • This will form a soft dough. Usually using water of its own but if you feel its too hard to bind you can add a tablespoon or 2 of water gradually.
  • Keep a steamer with water in it to boil and a stand dipped in water. Grease a plate/pot with oil.
  • Make big dumplings of the dough and place them on the greased plate. Insert this plate/pot in the steamer. It should be atleast 5 inches above water. Close the lid.
  • Allow it to steam for 10-12 minutes
  • Then Remove the plate and allow it to cool.
  • Cut the dumplings into rolls or small squares.
  • Deep fry or saute them until crispy golden.


  1. You can either makeĀ  it with Bhajani flour or chickpea flour.
  2. They can be served hot without tempering or frying but by just applying ghee / clarified butter.
  3. When you temper make it little crispy.
  4. You can make the same nuggets with spinach , carrots, bottle gourd too.
Keyword Bhajani, healthy snack, Maharashtrian, party snack, vegan