Vazhaipoo Vadai

Vazhaipoo Vadai:

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.


Vazhaippoo Vadai/ Banana flower Vadai
Vazhaippoo Vadai/ Banana flower Vadai

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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.

1. Grind coarsely Red chili, Fennel seeds, garlic, and soaked Toor Dal. (drain the water completely from soaked dal)
2. Don’t add water while grinding (can add 3 tsp of water or squeezed juice from chopped flower if required)
3. Add chopped banana flower, (flowers can be ground to a coarse mixture) chopped curry leaves, soaked channa dal and chopped onion into the ground to dal mixer.
4. Add salt turmeric powder and mix it well. Make lemon sized balls arrange in a plate.
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5. Now make balls to flat shaped patties by pressing it on your palm.
6. Heat Oil in medium flame fry vada 5 or 6 at a time until golden brown drain oil place it on the paper towel and serve it.
Vazhaippoo Vadai/ Banana flower Vadai
Vazhaippoo Vadai/ Banana flower Vadai

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Vidhya bharath says:

    Excellent and very authentic way of would be nice, if you give a detailed step by step picture explanation.thank you…I am trying it today

    1. Sure, leave your feed back on this recipe .

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