Chettinad special Vazhaippoo Vadai, Banana flower, and dal together as patties deep fried in oil have a crunchy, wonderful taste. Fritters are naturally loved by everyone, regale your guest with a variety of Chettinad specialties.
Banana flower has innumerable health benefits too. Some people avoid this because of its sour taste, but here in this vada, it gives an amusing different taste to enjoy, which makes vazhaipoo vada as a special one to serve.
Menstruation brings pain to many women. Some suffer from severe PMS symptoms, while others bleed excessively. A cup of cooked banana flowers can help deal with these problems. Cooked banana flowers along with curd increases the progesterone hormone in the body and reduce bleeding
Calculated intake of banana flowers reduces blood sugar levels. It also increases the total hemoglobin levels in the body.
Banana flowers contain various vitamins like Vitamin A, C, and E. They also contain potassium and fibers. This makes them excellent health food and a source of healthy nutrients.
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It takes a long time and effort to clean flowers but tastes great. As this is little laborious and time-consuming job, In the flower nerve part has to be discarded and to be minced or cut to very small pieces and squeeze out excess water. If you are patient enough to do all these, then a good dish is on the cards.
Banana Flower(vazhai poo) – 1 1/2 cup(Chopped squeeze and remove the juice from flower)
Toor Dal – 1/2 cup
channa dal one tbsp soak and keep aside
Red chili – 4
Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
Onion-1 big size finely chopped
Curry leaves 1 chopped
Salt – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
To Make Vazhaipoo Vadai:
Soak the Toor dal, for 2 hours along with red chili and fennel seeds.