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Vazhaithandu Kola urundai recipe | Banana stem kola urundai recipe

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Vazhaithandu Kola urundai | Banana stem kola urundai recipe with step by step pics and video recipe. one of the tasty veg kola recipe with banana stem which seems to be like the non veg kola urundai

I have been thinking to make something interesting with banana stem and also wanted to try a veg kola at home. so thought of making a veg version of the typical non veg kola urundai.

vazhaithandu kola urundai recipe

In restaurants, i found them adding jaggery for little bit of sweet taste and rice powder for the crispy outer. i haven’t done both but we loved the home style veg kola urundai with tomato sauce and onion, tomato slices. its completely my own version of kola.

the batter for kola has to be thick so that ball stays firm. In case your batter is thin accidentally it happens when you dont squeeze out water properly from banana stem or grind it too much. in that case, just add gram flour+ rice flour little bit to make it thick.

also i would suggest freezing it for an hour. though optional, it gives a firmness to the ball and the ball turns to be super crispy. so try it and let me know how it is.

vazhaithandu kola urundai recipe

Vazhaithandu Kola urundai

vazhaithandu kola urundai recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins

Ingredients

to pressure cook banana stem

  • 3 cups banana stem chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt to taste
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder

for the kola spice powder

  • 1/8 cup bengal gram
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon
  • 2 no cloves
  • 2 no green chilli
  • 4 no red chillies
  • 1/8 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 tsp fried gram
  • 12-15 nos small onions
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 tsp khus khus
  • 1/8 cup grated coconut

to make kola

  • 2-3 tbsp chopped onions
  • 1 spring curry leaves chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
  • 1/4 tsp oil
  • salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Instructions

to cook banana stem

  • clean and chop the banana stem. take them in a pressure cooker along with salt, turmeric and 1/4 cup water. mix well, close and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles. 
  • let the pressure settle on its own. open and drain it completely. let it cool completely. 

to make spice powder

  • meanwhile dry roast Bengal gram until brown and take it in a blender. 
  • heat oil in the same pan and add cinnamon, cloves, green chilli, red chillies, fennel seeds, fried gram, small onions, garlic and fry until brown.  
  • add coconut grated and khus khus. fry for few seconds.
  • cool and add it to the blender along with roasted Bengal gram. 
  • grind it to coarse powder. keep it aside. 

to make the kola

  • squeeze excess water from the banana stem and take it in the mixing bowl. 
  • add the spice powder, chopped onions, chopped curry leaves, chopped coriander leaves, oil, salt to taste and mix well to thick batter (vada batter consistency)
  • grease hands and make small balls out of it. freeze all the balls for an hour 
  • deep fry until golden brown in medium hot oil.

Video


Banana stem kola urundai recipe

1.clean, wash and chop the banana stem. add banana stem, water 1/4 cup and turmeric powder to the pressure cooker. we strain off the excess water later.

vazhaithandu kola urundai recipe

2. add salt to taste, mix well and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.

vazhaithandu kola urundai recipe

3. let the pressure settle down on its own. open and drain them. let it cool down completely. set it aside and lets prepare the spice powder.

vazhaithandu kola urundai recipe

4. dry roast bengal gram(kadalai paruppu) until slightly brown and take it in a blender.

vazhaithandu kola urundai recipe

5. in the same pan, heat oil, add cinnamon, cloves, green chilli, red chilli and fennel seeds.

vazhaithandu kola urundai recipe

6. further add fried gram (pottukadalai) and fry for few seconds.

vazhaithandu kola urundai recipe

7. furthermore, add small onions, garlic and fry until slightly brown.

vazhaithandu kola urundai recipe

8. lastly, add coconut grated and khus khus. mix well. fry for few seconds. need not brown them just mix it for few seconds.

vazhaithandu kola urundai recipe

9. let it cool down and take it in the same blender along with roasted Bengal gram. grind it to coarse paste.

vazhaithandu kola urundai recipe

10. by now banana stem would be cool. so squeeze out the banana stem well without water. you need not discard the water. use it to make rasam.

vazhaithandu kola urundai recipe

11. take the squeezed out banana stem in another blender. pulse it once or twice and take it to the mixing bowl.

vazhaithandu kola urundai recipe

12. along with it, add coarse spice mix, chopped onions, chopped curry leaves, chopped coriander leaves and oil .

vazhaithandu kola urundai recipe

13. also add salt to taste. mix well to a thick batter. if wet, add gram flour.

vazhaithandu kola urundai recipe

14. grease hands and take a large pinch of batter and make a smooth ball of it.

vazhaithandu kola urundai recipe

15. make all the balls and freeze them for an hour before deep frying.

vazhaithandu kola urundai recipe

16. heat oil and deep fry in batches. turn sides after few seconds.

vazhaithandu kola urundai recipe

17. fry until golden brown and drain to a paper towel.

vazhaithandu kola urundai recipe

serve hot with sauce and onions/tomatoes.

vazhaithandu kola urundai recipe
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