Vazhaipoo Vadai Recipe

By | Published , Last Updated: October 16, 2014 | Banana, Ganesh Chaturthi, Vada | 5 Comments

A tasty and delicious snack made with banana flower. Best served with chutney or sauce.
Vazhaipoo Vadai

Roasted Gram Flour – 1 cup
Vazhaipoo (Banana Flower) – 1/2 cup, finely chopped, soaked in little buttermilk for 10 minutes
Onions – 2 tblsp, finely chopped
Garlic – 1 to 2 tsp, finely chopped
Ginger – 1/4 tsp, finely chopped or grated
Saunf – 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida Powder – a pinch
Mint Leaves – 2 tsp
Coriander Leaves – 2 tsp
Curry Leaves – few
Oil as required
Salt as per taste

1. Combine all ingredients, except oil, in a bowl.
2. Mix well, adding a little water if required, to a thick dough.
3. Heat oil in a deep frying pan.
4. Make small balls and flatten them to a vada shape.
5. Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown.
6. Remove and drain excess oil.
7. Serve hot with chutney of choice.

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5 thoughts on “Vazhaipoo Vadai

  1. Savithri Subramanian said on August 17, 2013 at 3:11 am

    Ii also started my cooking without any help. even this kind of web site was not there at that time. I am 70 years old and when i see recipes on the TV shows I used to feel how can they teach people like this. With my learning I can give you a thumb rule. All cereals and lentils for one cup{ measured flat} 1 level teaspoon of salt will be ok except poha and maida can take only 3/4 teaspoon that also flat and not heaped Whatever you add etxta items like veg like onion or vazhaipoo add little more like a pinch or two.Hope this helpfulto you and enjoy cooking

  2. theeswari said on January 10, 2012 at 3:38 am

    really super

  3. sabrin said on April 6, 2010 at 2:21 am


  4. latha said on January 13, 2010 at 6:03 am

    very good recipe. If you had given the exact measurement of salt it will be very useful for the beginners. Because when I was new to cooking it was very difficult for me to put the exact quantity of salt. It is an excellent recipe

  5. Kavitha said on February 10, 2008 at 7:31 am

    Ever since i watched mammooty eating this in the movie – Kandukonden Kandukonden, i wanted to get hold of this. Thank you for the recipe, will def try this out this weekend.

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