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Thursday, July 7, 2011

"Appetizers"- Kothimbirichi Vadi / Cilantro Wedges

As we moved to Columbus, we have celebrated more 'sendoff's' like any other parties.Yeah seriously,the community is so mobile here....people come and go so frequently.You get to know someone, make friends and then you get to know that they are leaving Columbus in couple months. ...
So, my good friend 'S' is leaving this week.I had invited her family over for dinner. This traditional maharashtrian appetizer was on the menu.
3 cups chopped cilantro along with stems
1 cup Gram flour/besan
1/4 cup rice flour
1/2tbsp wheat flour
1tbsp roasted Sesame seeds
1 tsp finely chopped green chilies
1tsp ginger garlic paste
1tsp poppy seeds
1/2tbsp lemon juice
1/4tsp Baking soda
1/2tsp turmeric powder
1/2tsp garam masala
salt and sugar to taste
oil for greasing the pans and frying.

1) Mix all ingredients and make batter  like 'cake batter' consistency
2) Oil two 6 inch pans.Pour the batter in the pans.
3) Steam in a pressure cooker (without pressure) for 20-25 mins.
4) Let it cool.Cut into wedges
5) Shallow Fry in oil till golden brown.Serve hot along with Ketchup or just by themselves.