Try it out when you have coriander leaves in abundance it will really make a wonderful snack .Every Mahahrashtiran home has a different recipe for this Some add peanuts while the others mix in sesame seeds.I personally add roasted crushed peanuts with sesame ,tamarind pulp and jaggery which compliments well with the gram flour.
Its very easy to prepare you can mix the batter and steam it and fry it whenever you want.
2 cups chopped coriander leaves
1 cup besan/gram flour
1 tbsp rice flour
1/4 cup roasted peanuts
1 tsp red chilli powder
2-3 green chillies
1/2 inch ginger
1 tsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp jaggery
1 tbsp tamarind pulp
2 tsp oil
1/4 tsp baking powder
salt to taste
oil for frying.
Clean the coriander leaves and wash it and chop it fine .
Coarsely crush the peanuts.
Crush the ginger and chillies together .
Mix everything with 1.5 cup water and 2 tsp oil and mix into a batter of dhokla/idli consistency.
Grease the thali in which you want to steam the vadi.
Steam the batter for about 15-20 min or till the knife inserted comes clean.
Once cool cut into pieces and fry.
You could either shallow fry or deep fry.
Steamed vadi itself taste yumm.
Serve hot with sauce or chutney.