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Vaazhaipoo Vadai

20 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Vaazhaipoo Vadai RECIPE

This is a traditional and healthy vadai made in south india with banana flower(vaazhaipoo).

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Blending
  • Frying
  • Snacks
  • High Fibre

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Vazhaipoo (banana flower)-1 cup chopped
  2. Bengal gram dhal -1 cup
  3. Onions -2 nos finely chopped
  4. Green chillies - 4 nos finely chopped
  5. Ginger-1 inch piece finely chopped
  6. Asafetida a pinch
  7. Cinnamon,cloves a few
  8. Fennel seeds (sombu)-2 teaspoons
  9. Plain Buttermilk -1/2 cup
  10. Curry leaves and coriander leaves a few -finely chopped
  11. Salt to taste
  12. Oil for frying


  1. Cleaning the vazhaipoo - First apply oil on your hands then open the vazhaipoo layer after layer and collect the white florets inside them.
  2. Now remove the short white transparent skin and the pod next to it with small bulb on it.use the remaining florets. Soak the florets in buttermilk to prevent enzymatic browning.
  3. Now remove the florets from the buttermilk and finely chop them.
  4. Soak the Bengal gram dhal in water for 1/2 hour.
  5. Grind the dhal coarsely by adding very little water.
  6. In a vessel mix the ground dhal,chopped vazhaipoo,onions,green chillies, ginger,cinnamon,cloves,fennel seeds,curry leaves,coriander leaves, asafoetida and salt mix everything together. Do not add water.
  7. Now make small balls out of it and slightly press them out into small vadas.
  8. Heat oil in a kadai fry the vazhaipoo vada till golden brown color.
  9. Serve hot with coconut chutney or sauce.

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Premi Kumar
Premi Kumar   Jun-22-2016


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