Wish you all a very Happy Rakshabandhan!!! A festival to celebrate the brother sister bond. We used to look forward to this festival during our childhood as we used a lot of delcious food prepared by mom. These days we are all celebrating it virtually as we are living very far from each other.I prepared this delicious Maharastrian snack Kothimbir Vadi along with some delicious sweets to celebrate this auspicious day.

What is Rakshabandhan?

Rakshabandhan is a popular hindu festival to celebrate the bond between brothers and sisters.In the Indian mythology, a full moon day is considered to be an auspicious day. Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi falls on a full moon day in the month of Shravana (August) according to the Hindu Calander.This festival brings the entire family together and strengths their bond. Brother promise to protect their sister for a lifetime. Brother gives gifts to the sister for tying Rakhi and blesses her.

What is the 258th Foodiemonday BlogHop Theme?

This week theme is #MeeMarathi and is suugested by our co blogger Priya Vj . She is an amazing blogger and has recently joined us. Do check her space sweetspicytasty.blogspot.com for some amazing recipes that are so quick to make and delicious too. I love her Amiri Khamani and Basic Khadai Masala. Do not miss out the delicious varieties from my fellow bloogers showcasing Maharastrian Cuisine.

Recipe for Kothimbir Vadi (Maharastrian Snack):


  • 1 Cup Bean / Gram Flour
  • 2 Cups finely Chopped fresh Coriander
  • 2 Green Chillies finely chopped
  • 1 Tsplemon Juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tsp Sesame seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 Tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Garam Masala
  • Water as required
  • Oil for Shallow Frying


  • Take a Mixing Bowl . Add Besan and coriander .
  • No add red chilli powder,ginger garlic paste ,chopped green chillies, turmeric powder, coriander powder,cumin powder, garam masala, sesame seeds , lime juice and salt.
  • Mix all the ingredients and ensure the spices are nicely mixed and all the moisture from the coriander is released.
  • Add water as needed to mix together to form a nice dough.
  • Knead the dough and cut it into desired shaped.
  • I shaped it into a long and steamed it for about 20 mins.
  • Let the dough cool down .
  • Cut it into desired shape . Heat some oil in a pan for shallow frying.
  • Shallow fry the pieces until they are nicely done on both the side.
  • Serve with any green chutney or sauce along with some piping hot masala chai or coffee.


  1. This Maharastrian kothimbir vadi looks super tempting di, loved the spices and sesame seeds added in it. Perfect snack for this season, happy that these are shallow fried, will try this snack soon.

  2. Love how tempting the clicks of kothimbir vadi are. I love this snack and am now wondering why I don’t make it often. Love both the deep fried and shallow fried versions.

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