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vazhaithandu kola urundai recipe

banana stem kola urundai 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Starters
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Keyword: banana stem recipes, popular south indian recipe, veg starters
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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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


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.