Vazhaipoo Vadai / Banana Flower Vada

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Vazhaipoo Vadai
Photo Courtesy: Srinivasan and Padmini (my parents)

Vazhaipoo Vadai is a delicacy! This is my mom's vazhapoo vadai recipe :)


¾ cup toor dal
¼ cup channa dal
3 red chillies
1 green chilli
hing 3 dashes
1/2 onion chopped (opotional)
3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1 sprig curry leaves

Soak the dals and chillies for 45 min in water. Drain and grind in a mixie to a coarse batter (just like Masala vada).
Take a vessel with 6 cups water and add 1/2 cup butter milk to it.
Carefully take out the edible portions of the banana flower. Chop them and allow them to sit for a minute in buttermilk-water. This step is to prevent the flower from changing colour.
Drain out the excess water pat them dry with paper towels.
Add sufficient salt, hing, chopped onions, coriander, curry leaves and vazhaipoo to the batter. Mix evenly.
Take out tiny balls of batter and flatten out on oil smeared plastic sheets.
Deep fry in hot oil till golden brown on both sides

Serve hot with coconut chutney!


LG said...

I have not tried banana flower yet! I have do it soon, and vada looks crisp and nice

Nags said...

You need to have so much patience to prep the vazhaipoo for cooking, right?

kittymatti said...

Thanks Lakshmi and Nags :) IT was great sharing these recipes with u

Dibs said...

Thanks for visiting our blog and your encouraging comments! You have a lovely blog too! I have never tried this vadai although have heard a lot about it! Must try it out sometime when I manage to get a vazhaipoo!

kittymatti said...

Thanks Dibs!

Flavia said...

Thanks Preethi, My husband really loved this!! :)

kittymatti said...

thnx falvi dearie!! thtz great:)

shanthi said...

Nice vadai and I love vadais . I have not yet tasted it. Will give a try soon.

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