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:

  1. Wow wow wow awesome.. Priya Kalakeeteenga..

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

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

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

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

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

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  7. 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

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  8. 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

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  9. Very innovative and tempting.. looks yummy !!
    Indian Cuisine

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

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

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  12. fantastic combo..looks really perfect Priya..
    Tasty Appetite

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  13. So innovative recipe,looks yummy and tasty.

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  14. 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!!

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  15. Nice combo priya,looks so appealing!

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  16. Ooooh...The vadas look perfect & too too tempting!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  25. Looks absolutely perfect and delicious.

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  26. Perfect bondas they are. GREAT Priya

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  27. If only I can get my hands on banana blossoms, love it n what a great great recipe using them!
    US Masala

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  28. perfect bondas... Love the filling too..

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

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  30. Wow!! looks very yummy and inviting.

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  31. Fantastic bondas..looks awesome.

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

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  33. quite an interesting one with nice combo of ingredients

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  34. An interesting twist to regular bondas

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

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

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

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

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  39. சூப்பர்ர்ர் ப்ரியா...கலக்குறீங்க!!

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

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  41. Interesting combo, perfect tea time snack!

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

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

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  44. Bondas looks cute and yummy!

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

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  46. bonda looks very delicious and tempting....yum

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  47. 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!

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  48. delicious looking snack innovative Priya

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  49. Very different recipe Priya they looks so tempting nice shape

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  50. What an innovative stuffing for bonda!!Looks perfect.

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  51. 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!

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  52. This looks so delicious Priya :)

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

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  54. I love banana blossoms.Nice post thanks for sharing.
    Janine Zargar

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