Vazhaipoo Vadai

Vazhaipoo Vadai:

Chettinad special Vazhaippoo Vadai, Mouth watering Banana flower and dal patties deep fried in oil has wonderful taste

Mouth watering Banana flower and dal patties deep fried in oil has wonderful taste. Banana flower has innumerable health benefits too.

Vazhaippoo Vadai/ Banana flower Vadai
Vazhaippoo Vadai/ Banana flower Vadai
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Image courtesy: https://ssriranjini.wordpress.com/2008/02/14/vazhaipoo-vada/

This is authentic Chettinad recipe it takes 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.

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Ingredients:

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 chilli – 4

Fennel seeds – 1 tsp

Garlic-3pods

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
Grind coarsely Red chilli, Fennel seeds,garlic and soaked Toor dal.
Don’t add water while grinding (can add 3 tsp of water or squeezed juice from chopped flower if required)
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.
Add salt  turmeric powder and mix it well .Make lemon sized balls arrange in a plate.images (35)
Now make balls to  flat shaped patties by pressing it on your palm.
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
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2 thoughts on “Vazhaipoo Vadai

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

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