Vazhaipoo Vadai Recipe

By | Published , Last Updated on | Banana, Ganesh Chaturthi, Vada | 6 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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6 thoughts on “Vazhaipoo Vadai

  1. rama said on March 30, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    You must also mention that the flower should be squeezed and then added with the other ingredients, for new comers may not be aware that this stage has to be done before proceeding further to get the best results

  2. 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

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

    really super

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


  5. 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

  6. 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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