Thursday, June 23, 2011

Banana Blossom & Poha Bonda

Here comes another week of blogging marathon, this time i choosed to make out dishes with an ingredient during this whole week...I choosed immediately Poha aka Rice flakes as my main ingredient for making different dishes during this whole week..Definitely am gonna present different poha dishes through out this second week of blogging marathon and hope you guys will enjoy again my poha dishes this week..Check the other bloggers running this week of blogging marathon with me here..

I picked a fresh banana blossom this weekend from the Indian grocery, back home i cleaned them and used them for further uses...To change the routine potato bonda i prepared this wonderful crispy bonda using those banana blossom and poha along with some cooked and mashed potatoes..I tried out this combination for the first time and i was quite anxious about the final result, but for my surprise this combination works out tremendous and we loved this crispy beauties for our snacks with a cup of tea, a wonderful snacks to enjoy when its raining outside..Even my teddies enjoyed having this bondas, none at home noticed the addition of banana blossom and poha until i revealed the famous both ingredients in this bonda.


For Banana Blossom & Poha Mixture:
2nos Potatoes (big & cooked)
1cup Banana Blossom ( chopped & cooked in water with turmeric)
1cup Poha/riceflakes
1no Onion(chopped finely)
3nos Green chillies (chopped)
1tsp Ginger (grated)
Chopped coriander leaves
Salt
Oil

For Batter:
1/2cup Gram flour
1/4cup Rice flour
1/2tsp Baking powder
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1/2tsp Red chilly powder
Salt
Oil for deep frying

Heat enough oil, add the chopped onions, grated ginger and chopped green chillies,sauté everything for few minutes until the onions turns transculent,now add the already cooked chopped banana blossom, saute again everything for few minutes in simmer...Meanwhile soak the poha in hot water until they turns soft and drain the excess of water and keep aside..Now add the cooked and mashed potatoes,softened poha with salt to the cooking veggies,cook for few minutes..finally add the coriander leaves and put off the stove..

Heat the oil for deep frying...Take all the ingredients for batter except oil and turn as a thick batter, make small balls from the prepared banana blossom and poha mixture, dip well in the batter..Drop gently to the hot oil, fry until they turns golden brown..

Serve hot with green chutney or else with a cup of tea or coffee..

60 comments:

Aarthi said... Reply To This Comment

yummy bondas

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

Wow wow wow awesome.. Priya Kalakeeteenga..

Kadhyaa... said... Reply To This Comment

thats a very unique, innovative combo and i bet that it must have tasted great

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

I am fond of bonda.But haven't tried with banana blossom or poha..A very innovative recipe with so much of flavours!

Vardhini said... Reply To This Comment

I dont get banana blossom here and I love it .. bondas sound interesting Priya.

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Sweetartichoke said... Reply To This Comment

Bonda are very tempting! Would love to grab one and taste it immediately :-)

Biny Anoop said... Reply To This Comment

wow dats a gud idea....it looks lovely as we;;

Shireen Sequeira said... Reply To This Comment

Wow Priya, yet another surprise package! Whoever thought of banana blossom bonda! Good going, love ur recipe, i will try them when I find the blossoms

kaveri said... Reply To This Comment

Yesterday I made cutlets out of poha..now seeing these Poha bondas....I like aval a lot so will definitely try out these yummy and bondas

simply.food said... Reply To This Comment

Very innovative as always.

Hari Chandana said... Reply To This Comment

Very innovative and tempting.. looks yummy !!
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Babli said... Reply To This Comment

Very innovative and unique combo. Lovely looking bondas. Crispy, yummy and perfect with a cup of tea.

Vegetarian Zest said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting bondas and perfectly made. I'm loving it.

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

fantastic combo..looks really perfect Priya..
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hemalata said... Reply To This Comment

So innovative recipe,looks yummy and tasty.

Suman Singh said... Reply To This Comment

quite innovative! Loved the recipe..now will have to looks for some banana blossoms in order to make this..and bonda's looks perfect and so tempting, Priya!!

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

Nice combo priya,looks so appealing!

Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Ooooh...The vadas look perfect & too too tempting!!!
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Umm Mymoonah said... Reply To This Comment

I like the smooth outer layer of this bonda, makes it look very appetizing. Yummy!

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said... Reply To This Comment

Cute bondas dear! Feel like munching them now! :D

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

very inviting and innovative:)

Plateful said... Reply To This Comment

Loving all your delicious banana preperations - keep them coming, Priya!!

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Looks absolutely perfect and delicious.. awesome click !!..

miri goes phishing! said... Reply To This Comment

priya...i'm always amazed by how unique some of your recipes are...totally love this one too...:)

CinnamonNChillies said... Reply To This Comment

very innovative!! Looks so appetising! Gimme some :-)

Harini said... Reply To This Comment

very interesting and innovative combination. I have not cooked banana blossom so far!!

jayasree said... Reply To This Comment

That's one innovative recipe...Lovely shaped bondas.

Ganga Sreekanth said... Reply To This Comment

Looks absolutely perfect and delicious.

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect bondas they are. GREAT Priya

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

If only I can get my hands on banana blossoms, love it n what a great great recipe using them!
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Nitha said... Reply To This Comment

perfect bondas... Love the filling too..

SpicyTasty said... Reply To This Comment

This is new to me..bondas are so tempting..

Zareena said... Reply To This Comment

Wow!! looks very yummy and inviting.

SavithaRaj's Spice Land said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect for an evening snacks....

Suja said... Reply To This Comment

Fantastic bondas..looks awesome.

Krithi's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Super tasty bondas Priya.. definitely a gr8 recipe..

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Degchi said... Reply To This Comment

Nice twist to regular bondas.I will try it as soon as I get banana blossom in the market.

jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

quite an interesting one with nice combo of ingredients

Jayashree said... Reply To This Comment

An interesting twist to regular bondas

HomeKreation said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, I never knew you can use banana blossom this way... am very curious... must be nice.

sojo said... Reply To This Comment

looks good..... hmmm...

Reshmi Mahesh said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious looking bondas...should have tasted yummy...

thekitchenaffaire said... Reply To This Comment

Woww..thats yum.. I have some poha at home.. Gottu try this :D

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and yummy bonda... unique combination...

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

சூப்பர்ர்ர் ப்ரியா...கலக்குறீங்க!!

SravsCulinaryConcepts said... Reply To This Comment

unique and delicious combination !! they look so yummy !!

Priya (elaichii) said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting combo, perfect tea time snack!

sangee vijay said... Reply To This Comment

wow...very innovative recipe...bonda looks so appetizing!!! Priya you rock!!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

Very unusual combination, never heard of, but it looks delicious :)

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Bondas looks cute and yummy!

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Such a unique dish. I am looking forward to your poha posts.

JishasKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

bonda looks very delicious and tempting....yum

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

The bonda looks perfect..Nice yummy rounds of snack! I have only heard of banana blossom vadai..I should tell mom about this dish cause she likes cooking with Banana Blossoms!

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

delicious looking snack innovative Priya

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Very different recipe Priya they looks so tempting nice shape

PJ said... Reply To This Comment

What an innovative stuffing for bonda!!Looks perfect.

Taste of Beirut said... Reply To This Comment

I made a dish using banana blossom recently and loved it; can't wait to try other recipes and will consult yours next time I am ready!

Divya Vikram said... Reply To This Comment

This looks so delicious Priya :)

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

I love banana blossoms..nice way to make a new dish.

Derek said... Reply To This Comment

I love banana blossoms.Nice post thanks for sharing.
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