Kaju Kothimbir Vadi


  • 1 cup gram flour (besan)
    30 cashew nuts
    1/2 tsp turmeric powder
    1 tsp red chilli powder
    2 green chillies, finely chopped
    1 Tbsp tamarind pulp
    Salt, to taste
    4 Tbsp oil + to shallow fry
    2 Tbsp fresh coriander, finely chopped


In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients except oil. Add 1 1/2 cups of water and mix well to make a very thick batter.
Heat 4 tablespoons oil in a frying pan over a low heat. Add the prepared batter and cook, stirring continuously, for 15 to 18 minutes till the mixture comes together to make a thick doughy batter. Remove from heat.
Grease a small tray and spread the mixture evenly 1 inch thick. Set aside to cool and steam it for at least 30 minutes so that it sets. Cut into 2 inch squares.
Heat the oil in frying pan and shallow-fry the squares till golden and crisp. Remove and drain on absorbent paper.

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