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vazhaipoo vadai

Vazhaipoo vadai | Banana flower vada | Aratikaya puvvu vada

Sangskitchen
Vazhaipoo vadai is a popular Tamilnadu snack made with banana flower, gram dal and spices. Serve the crispy vazhapoo vada with hot tea or chutney or tomato ketchup.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Appetizer, Fried Snacks
Cuisine South Indian, Tamilnadu
Servings 20 vadas
Calories 80 kcal

Equipment

  • Deep fry pan

Ingredients
  

To soak & grind:

  • 1 cup Gram dal
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 4 Red chillies

Vada mixture:

  • 1 cup Vazhaipoo banana flower
  • 1 tbsp Dal soaked
  • ½ cup Onion
  • 1.5 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 1 tsp green chilli
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves
  • Oil to deep fry

Instructions
 

Preparation:

  • Clean banana florets(check above story)and fine chop, keep in salt water.
  • Soak gram dal for two hours with a tsp of fennel seeds, a tsp of cumin seeds, 4 red chillies and a stick of cinnamon bark.

Recipe:

  • After 2 hours, save a tbsp of soaked dal and coarse grind the mixture in a blender. DO NOT ADD WATER and don't make it as a paste. Coarsely ground dal gives crispy Vazhaipoo vadai.
  • In a mixing bowl, take the ground mixture with the saved soaked dal and add 1/2 cup of chopped onions or shallots.
  • Put a tsp of green chillies and a tsp of ginger. Add 1.5tsp of salt, some cut curry leaves and coriander leaves.
  • Next squeeze the water completely from the banana florets and add with the vada mixture.
  • Combine everything properly and make small balls, keep aside.

How to cook vazhapoo vadas:

  • Heat enough oil to deep fry the vadas.
  • Press slightly and make vada shapes. Check the temperature of the oil and slide the vadas slowly. Add vadas in batches and cook at medium high temperature.
  • Do not disturb for a minute atleast until the vadas get cooked on the bottom sides.
  • Flip the vadas and fry the other sides of the vadas for a few minutes until they become crisp and brown.
  • When vadas are deep brown in color drain out the vadas from oil.
  • Serve Vazhaipoo vadai with hot tea or tomato ketchup or chutney of your choice.

Video

Notes

Tips:
1) To get crispy Vazhaipoo vadai, grind the vada batter coarsely. If the batter becomes excessively moist, vadas absorb more oil.
2) You can skip onions if you prefer. But onions give a good taste to the vazhapoo vada.
3) Adjust the salt and chillies quantity based on your taste preference.

Nutrition

Serving: 2vadasCalories: 80kcal
Keyword banana blossom recipes, banana flower vada, vazhaipoo vadai
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