Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Kothimbir vadi/ Cilantro stuffed Spring Rolls

Writing a recipe blog was on my mind from a long time. Finally I am here writng one. All the credit goes to my temporary break from the work and I want to make the most of it.

Being a foodie I love to eat and to feed! And I would like to give the honour of being the first recipe on my blog to our regional favourite "Kothimbir vadi". Here is the recipe for all food lovers.


For the Stuffing:
Corriander(cilantro) 1/2 kg
Onions 1
Garlic 2-3 cloves
Ginger small piece
Besan(Chickpea flour)
Chili powder
Turmeric powder
Oil to cook
Cumin and mustard seeds
Kasuri methi (Dried fenugreek leaves)

For the Rolls:
Wheat flour/All purpose flour
Ajwain(Carom seeds)
Cumin powder


For preparing the stuffing heat enough oil in the pan. Season with cumin and mustard seeds.
Put finely chopped ginger and garlic . Saute well and next to go are the chopped onions. Add salt, turmeric , chilli powder. Add the washed, drained and finely chopped corriander (cilantro) leaves. Saute till its half cooked. Add dry besan to it and mix well . Sprinkle little bit of water and keep stirring. After its cooked properly(15-20 min) you should get a coarse crumble of about the size of the peas. Put the Kasuri methi and heat till its flavour is incorporated well . The stuffing is ready.

For the crust of the "Kothimbir vadi", add little oil, salt, cumin powder and ajwain to the flour and knead a tight dough.

Roll circular chapatis from the dough. Put the stuffing on it at the center and make rectangular rolls like the spring rolls.

Heat oil in a deep vessel . Deep fry the rolls till golden brown.

Serve hot with Tamarind chutney or Kadhi.

Its a refreshingly different snack from the popular lots. Try it ........you are going to love it!

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