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Vazhaipoo Vadai / Banana Flower Vada

Subashini Murali
120 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Vazhaipoo Vadai / Banana Flower Vada RECIPE

Vazhaipoo has medicinal values. The bitter taste in this helps to increases the blood level in the body. Reduces menstrual bleeding and it has rich sources of vitamins and minerals.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Kitty Parties
  • South Indian
  • Frying
  • Snacks

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1 cup cleaned and chopped banana flower
  2. 3/4 cup bengal gram/ chana dal
  3. 1 tsp fennel seeds
  4. 2 garlic pearls
  5. 3 red chillies
  6. 1 big onion chopped
  7. oil for frying
  8. Curry leaves - a few
  9. mint leaves a few
  10. coriander 1/2 bunch, chopped
  11. salt to taste


  1. Clean and chop banana flower. Put it in a bowl of water with some curd in it. This will prevent it from browning.
  2. Drain the water completely. Grind the bengal gram with fennel seeds, red chillies and garlic to a coarse batter.
  3. Squeeze the banana flower and just pulse it.
  4. Add it to the dal mixture and add remaining ingredients, mix well.
  5. Heat oil in a deep pan and shape them into flat patties. Drop them gently in the oil.
  6. Fry on a medium flame, flip both sides till crisp and nice golden brown in colour.

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Sweta Shet   Aug-09-2016

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