Monday, February 23, 2009

Vazhaipoo Vadai/Banana Flower Vadai

Vazhaipoo Vadai!!!Prefect starter with channa dal n banana flower, its one of the authentic Tamilnadu delicious starter..Banana flower have lots of health benefits..Flower growth is started from the true stem that is underground, 9-12 months after implanting the banana plant. The inflorescences (flower stalks) grow through the center of the pseudo stem and then flowers develop in clusters and coil around the main axis.In this recipe, i prepared the banana flower by removing the stamen, chopped the florets n soaked them in buttermilk to avoid decoloration..Delicious starters!!..



1no Banana flower
1+1/2cups Channa dal
1no Onion chopped
2nos Green chillies
1tsp Ginger pieces
2nos Garlic pods crushed
1/2tsp Fennel seed powder
1cup Butter milk
3nos Curry leaves chopped
3tsp Coriander leaves chopped
Salt
Oil

Soak channa dal for atleast 2 hours, now we need to clean and chop the banana flower florets, remove the stamen, chop the florets and soak them in buttermilk mixed with enough water to avoid the decoloration..meanwhile wash the dal n grind the dal coarsely..now add the chopped onion, chopped green chillies, ginger pieces, crushed garlic, chopped curry leaves, coriander leaves, fennel seed powder and finally drain the butter milk water from the florets and add the florets, mix everything with enough salt..

Heat the oil for deep frying..take a golf ball size from the dough, flatten it in your palms n drop gently one by one in the hot oil...fry until they turn brownish on both sides..drain the excess of oil in a paper towel..

Serve hot!!!

22 comments:

  1. This is one of my hubby's - he is a Tam - favorites and I have never managed to make it for one reason or the other. You make it sound so easy, that I will definitely make this ASAP!

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  2. I have never tasted the Banana Flower before, vadai loos yummy! :))

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  3. Never tasted banana flower dishes.picture looks yummy

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  4. Tasty crunchy appetizer with banana flowers:)

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  5. This is something new..Never tasted banana flower before..vadai looks yummyyyy

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  6. love one.....crispy yummy.....will post mine tomorrow.....check it out..a slightly diffferent way

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  7. Pretty much every month I make Vazhai poo, long back I made vada, looks yummy

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  8. yum yum crispy vadas priya and thank you so much for your lovely comment in kitchen flavors blog thanks a ton dear

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  9. The vadais look delicious Priya...I just dont have the patience to handle the banana flower...

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  10. Vazhaipoo vadai ..OMG ..is there anyone who doesn't likes this..In my home we often make Vazhaipoo Adai(lentil crepes)..nice recipe dear

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  11. I never say "NO" for vadais, especially, vazhaipoo vadais.. i can empty the plate in minutes.:D Looks lovely!

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  12. mouth-watering vadas Priya! Never made with banana flower. looks yum!

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  13. Even a vazhapoo hater like me feels like grabbing one out from there..yum da..:)

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  14. vazhapoo vadai is the tastiest vadai of all, according to me.. looks very good and brings back old memories of my school days when my classmate used to bring this and we would have it.

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  15. m mom used to make this..miss those days..urs looks just as my mom used to make ..

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  16. I made this 2 days back,I grind little smooth and my ratio is bit different.... Yours has come out really nice!

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  17. One of my husband's fav,i make this alot.The only prob is the chopping work,makes life so miserable.But the end product is super! Looks very tempting:)

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  18. Vadais look crispy.. Yummm. Somehow I never bothered make vadas. Its always paruppusili or pitlai with vazhappo in my house.

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  19. Wow never tasted them before. Looks scrummy.

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  20. Heard about this a lot but never tasted them before. Looks yummy and crunchy..

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  21. I love Vazhai poo Vadai!!! We dont vazhaipoo hin the the place where i live...Looks yummy

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  22. Hay,

    I tried this recipe and thank you it came well

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