Sesame & Cilantro Fritters

Sesame & Cilantro Fritters

Til aur Kothamir Vadi:(Maharastrian Style)

Ellu-Kothamalli Vadai. Til ka Vade. Corinader leaves Vada.


Oil for deep frying
Chana dal/chick peas 1 cup
Black sesame seeds 1 fistful
Peanuts/cashew nuts 1 fistful
Cilantro 1 bunch chopped
Jaggery 1 spoon
Tamarind pulp 1-2 spoons
Onions finely chopped
Green chilies finely chopped
Curry leaves
Ginger 2″ grated
Garlic paste 1/2 spoon
Dry red chili flakes
Fennel seeds – powdered 1 spoon
Fennel seeds 1/2 spoon


Soak lentils for about 20 minutes and coarsely grind them with sesame seeds and peanuts by adding very less water.

Now throw in all the spices and stuff mentioned…bring it to vadai consistency batter.

For a change, I steamed the fritters and then shallow fried it in oil!

You can heat oil in a shallow frying pan, shape them and shallow fry till crisp and nice, directly for more crispy vadas.

Serve warm to go with you tea.


44 Responses so far.

  1. Swathi says:


    Kothumbar vadi looks really good

  2. says:

    These look delicious and yummy.

  3. Good one Malar. For a moment got confused looking at the pic-the jaggery & cashews

  4. Padma says:

    WOW Malar this looks really crispy and delicious. Also very very healthy.

  5. Nithu Bala says:

    Looks too your idea of steaming them before frying…it is on my to do list..will try soon..

  6. Gita says:

    Wow Malar…this is a very new dish to me…they really sounds wonderful…I have bookmarked this one dear…the vadas looks super tasty and crispy :)

  7. Sounds very tempting… Love the addition of Sesame and Cilantro to the fritters, should have been very aromatic!!!

  8. Pari says:

    Malar steaming and frying is a good thought makes them light to eat surely and absorbs less oil too.

  9. Sounds different and new to me looks yummy

  10. Nandini says:

    Crispy and aromatic vadi!

  11. Wow such a yummy and flavourful fritters,loved the ingredients used for it, must have tasted yummy for sure…

  12. RAKS KITCHEN says:

    Recipe sounds very new to me! Thanks for sharing :)

  13. Parita says:

    I love kothambir wadis!!! with til its new combo but looks so good!

  14. Perfect shape….very tempting

  15. Chetana says:

    Awww yum…one of my fav wadi…but never used sesame…shld try sum day.

  16. Tina says:

    Wowww so tempting and perfect fritters….

  17. Rekha shoban says:

    quite different combo…never tried..looks perfect!

  18. Priya says:

    Adding sesame to this fritters sounds interesting and new..Fritters looks great and yummy Malar..

  19. lovely cutlets..We hardly use black sesame in any preparation..looks a great combo..

  20. Arundhuti says:

    Hi Malar…hw r u dear?? these fritters look delicious…am sure with all those ingredients, these must have tasted awesome.

  21. AshKuku says:

    It is rich, lovely & POWER PACKED!!!!
    Yummy fritters…. No more words only gazes to it…. wondering if it would pop itself out of my screen for me into my mouth….. ;-) ROFLA na???? I know….

    Thanks Malar for all the love & wishes u showered on me & my post…. It means a lot & is held high, in my life…. Rather wishes play a very important role in everybody’s life…… It is kinda good spirit in disguise….

    Lots of love & cheers!!!!!


  22. looks perfect and yummy too

  23. priya says:

    yummy and tempting!

  24. Asha says:

    Our V day was wonderful, hope your’s was too. I see Rasgollas there, must be! :)

    Vadis looks tasty, great as Winter munchies.

  25. Suparna says:

    Lovely combination for wadi malar!nice clicks :) Thanks for visiting

  26. Yummy! This is so new to me Malar. Nice recipe.

  27. vineetha says:

    Another good recipe from you….

  28. Vrinda says:

    Nice evening snack..hope u had a gr8 V’day…

  29. Sayantani says:

    ummm that looks like hara bhara kebab. the best part of your cooking is you make everything so neat and perfect. love it.

  30. Jagruti says:

    Vada looks so tempting and delicious!!!making me hungry again..:))

  31. Cham says:

    I never cooked with black sesame! sounds tasty!

  32. Siddhi S says:

    wow malar loved this version of kothambir vadi…luks very tempting

  33. Lovely vada. wanna grab one now:)

  34. Shri says:

    Looks totally delicious, Malar!

  35. Homecooked says:

    Wow….perfect appetizers Malar! Look delicous.

  36. s says:

    great looking nutritious snack. very new to me as well…

  37. Anupama says:

    I’m literally drooling at these fritters, Malar. Will definitely try it some time.

  38. Pavithra says:

    Wow thats looks awesome malar.. I have bookmarked it. so healthy.. and too steamed and shallow fried surely it would tasted great…

  39. Malar,

    this vada is totally new to me!!! was just going through the ingredients and I’m captivated by that lovely combination , jaggery/tamarind/nts/greens/dal,
    WOW, that sounds simply superb da!!
    it’s been ages since I saw the black sesame seeds…
    must be kinda sucré/salé, nutty and spicy taste, must be tasting great !!! and steaming them before frying is an excellent idea too!!! this is something I should try!!!

  40. Rina says:

    Wow!! this is one templting snack..luv to try it..

  41. Sashi says:

    Nice combo with Jaggery,Tamarind,Sesame & Peanut.. really interesting malar ..

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