Thursday, June 18, 2015

Raw Banana Balls/Vazhakkai Kola Urundai

 Recently i tried my hands in making a fantastic starter aka snacks with raw banana aka plantains, yes i tried kola urundai with this incredible vegetable. Usually kola urundais are prepared with minced meats, but somehow we do make kola urundais with veggies like yam,banana blossom. Since i chosed this week's blogging marathon with Snacks for a movie date as theme, am posting this dangerously addictive and very crispy snacks.

Raw Banana Balls,Kola Urundai

You can serve very well this raw banana kola urundais for any occasions,these balls are definitely a crowd pleaser and quite easy to feed anyone with this veggies. Personally making kola urundais with plantain is one of the best way to sneak this vegetable and its a kid's friendly dish. Once you finished frying these balls, just serve your kids and see how fast these crispy balls gets vanish. Am sure this kola urundai will become a family favourite if you prepared them at home. Obviously you can munch these crispy beauties while watching a movie without any fuss.

Vazhakkai Kola Urundai

2nos Raw bananas (cooked)
1tbsp Fennel seeds
1tsp Poppy seeds
2nos Garlic cloves
4tbsp Coconut
4nos Dry red chillies
7tbsp Roasted gram/pottukadalai
1no Onion (chopped finely)
Few curry leaves
Oil (for frying)

In the pan,heat few drops of oil and saute the chopped onions,curry leaves until the onions turns transculent.

Grind the poppy seeds,coconut,garlic cloves,fennel seeds,dry red chillies as fine powder.

Also grind the roasted gram as fine powder.

Now take the sauteed onions, cooked and mashed raw banana, grinded spice powder, roasted gram powder and salt in a bowl.

Mix everything well to form a dough.

Pinch out medium sized balls from it and keep aside.

Heat the oil for deepfrying. Drop the rolled balls to the oil..

Fry in medium flame until they turns golden brown,drain the excess of oil with a paper towel.

Serve with ketchup.

Raw Banana Balls

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  1. Love to munch on these crisps anytime.

  2. Banana balls turned out perfect. These balls remind me of the kheema balls.

  3. I hardly use raw banana in dishes but these surely are tempting , must try them.

  4. Looks so delicious and tempting..

  5. Perfect round shape and all of them are so evenly brown. They look so cute!

  6. Lovely raw banana balls!! yummy snack to munch on!!

  7. I use raw banana for making fry and Bajji. This one looks interesting. Will try for sure.

  8. Good variation wit raw banana

  9. wow!!These look so nice Priya. Am bookmarking this

  10. These are yum. They are as you say a great way to sneak in vegetables. Bookmarking.

  11. perfect kola urundais using vazhzaikkai..looks so crunchy..

  12. I have never made kola urundais before and yours is tempting me try some soon. Love the perfectly round and brown kola urundais :)

  13. Wow, those look so crispy on the outside and soft & yummy inside. Good one Priya.

  14. Never tried with raw banana. Looks fantastic.

  15. This would be a lovely addition to the raw banana recipes....all I do is the traditional veggie with turmeric and chilly....this looks wonderful

  16. you know I am a plantain addict so these are right up my alley

  17. Never made these vadas must try them.


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