Thursday, April 10, 2014

Vazhaipoo Vadai / Plantain Flower Vadai

I used to prepare vazhaipoo poriyal most of the times because its easy to prepare. I want to try little different and I made this.Enjoy the crispy and delicious vadas for your evening tea time!!!


Channa dal/Kadalaiparuppu         - 1 cup

Vazhaipoo/Plantain flower            - 1 cup , chopped
Onion , Chopped                         - 1 cup
Green chillies, Chopped               - 2 nos
Ginger , chopped                         - 1 tsp
Garlic                                           - 1 clove
Curry leaves                                -  few
Coriander leaves                          - few
Fennel seeds                                - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder                         - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida                                   - a pinch
Salt                                             - as needed
Oil                                              - For deep frying


  • Soak the channa dhal for at least 1 hr.

  • Grind it coarsely along with the green chillies, ginger, garlic, fennel and salt.
  • Then add chopped vazhaipoo and grind it coarsely and Remove from blender.

  • In a Bowl,add Vazhaipoo Channadal paste, Chopped Onion, Green chillies, Turmeric powder, Chopped curry leaves, Asafoetida,Chopped coriander leaves and salt. Mix well.

  • Heat oil in  a flat bottomed kadai.
  • Make lemon size balls and  flatten them on your palm .
  • Drop the vadai in Oil and deep fry it in medium flame till it turns golden brown on both sides.

  • Serve hot with coconut chutney.

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