|

Vazhapoo Vadai ~ Banana flower vadai recipe

Spread what you love

Vazhapoo vadai is tea time healthy and tasty snack. For all those who dont eat banana flower, this is one of the dish where you can use your secret ingredient and let them eat without even knowing the ingredient.

20161006_200337_20161012181618439

I remember i knew about ” Vazhapoo vadai ” very first around 15 years ago from a tamil movie wherein i was lil enough and was wondering how to make it. Now that i have improvized my culinary skills way ahead (hope so), i tried vazhapoo vadai and it was super awesome. My guests finished it off in minutes and i was happy happy.

Only thing is time taken to clean banana flowers. Its little boring job. For all the work that i think is boring, i set timer and work? so that i finish it off just like that. My mom reserves the last and innermost of banana flower for me to eat it raw. Its very good for uterus and she asks me to have it everytime she cleans it.

For the vadai, there is special vada paruppu/ Vada channa dal available in most of local kiranas. Instead of normal channa dal i use vada dal which will be little big bigger in size. You can use normal channa dal if you dont get vada dal.

Directions for Vazhapoo vadai:

  1. Soak channa dal for 2-3 hours.
  2. Clean banana flowers, chop roughly and put them in buttermilk. A tip to select good quality flower is that the florets inside must be pale, small in size and light yellow colored. If you get good flower your vadai wont taste bitter.
  3. Grind together channa dal, salt, turmeric powder, garlic, red chillies, cumin seeds and fennel seeds. Grind them coarsely. It should not be too smooth or watery. Need not add water while grinding.  At the same time, it should not be too coarse. Take it in a bowl.20161006_181840
  4. Again roughly grind the banana flowers and add to it. Mix well and Check salt.20161006_182203
  5. Add chopped onions, curry leaves and coriander leaves.mix well.20161006_183044
  6. Heat oil, make small balls of lemon size with the batter. Flatten it slowly with your fingers. If too bulky in size, the batter wont get cooked inside. So make it medium thickness. We prefer making very small tiny vadas because it will be comfortable to eat. Size of vada depends on your preference.20161006_184055
  7. Put the vadas in hot oil in medium flame.Fry until golden brown on both sides. Transfer it to tissue paper.
  8. Serve hot with sauce or coconut chutney. I like having it with mayonaisse?

Recipe for Vazhapoo vadai:

 

Vazhapoo vadai

Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 30 Vadas

Ingredients

  • 1.5 Cups Channa dal
  • 0.5 Cup Banana flowers Chopped and tightly packed
  • 3 -4 Medium Garlic cloves
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric powder
  • 4-5 Long dry Red chillies
  • 1 1/4 Tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Fennel seeds
  • 2 Medium Onions Finely chopped
  • 2 Spring Curry leaves Finely chopped
  • 1/2 Tbsp Coriander leaves Finely chopped
  • Salt To taste

Instructions

  • Soak channa dal for 2-3 hours.
  • Clean banana flowers, chop roughly and put them in buttermilk.
  • Grind together channa dal, salt, turmeric powder, garlic, red chillies, cumin seeds and fennel seeds. Grind them coarsely and take in a bowl.
  • Again roughly grind the banana flowers and add to it. Mix well and Check salt.
  • Add chopped onions, curry leaves and coriander leaves.mix well.
  • Heat oil, make small balls of lemon size with the batter. Flatten it slowly with your fingers. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Transfer it to tissue paper.
    Serve hot with sauce or coconut chutney.

Thanks for taking time to read my recipes! ? It would be great pleasure if you could drop a comment about your views. Tel us if you have tried recipes from Jinoo’sKitchen. Let us know how the dish turned out for you! Like, Share and spread a word if you like the recipes!

Spread what you love

Similar Posts