Monday, September 12, 2011

Banana Flower Fritters / Banana Flower Vada / Vazhai Poo Vadai

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Banana Flower Fritters:

Hy Friends,

Are you looking for a yummy Indian snack to enjoy  your evening with piping hot coffee ? Here is the simple & delectable Banana Flower Fritter recipe .  

This is one of the authentic Tamilnadu delicacy. In this recipe,  the cleaned and chopped banana flower is ground with gram dhal and spices  &  deep fried in oil. 

If you find time and a banana flower in nearby market, just buy it..!
Banana flower is high in protein content and is very good for stomach &  helps in digestion .  

Here, we go with the recipe of the crispy  & healthy snack..;)

Ingredients:



·         Chopped banana flowers             - 1 cup
·         Bengal gram dal                        - ½ cup
·         Fennel seed                              - ½ tsp
·         Cumin                                       - ½ tsp
·         Asafetida                                   - a pinch
·         Green chilly                               - 1
·         Onion                                        - 1
·         Curry and coriander leaves          - handful
·         Oil to fry
·         Salt to taste

Method:


1.     Wash and soak bengal gram dal for 1 hour.
2.     Grind it to coarse batter with fennel seeds, cumin, asafetida, salt .
3.     The batter should be thick, so don’t add water.
4.     Now add chopped banana flowers and grind further for few seconds.
5.     Transfer the coarse batter to bowl.


6.     Add chopped onion, green chilly, curry and coriander leaves.
7.     Mix everything and make small balls.
8.     Heat oil in a fry pan.
9.     Once the oil is hot, take the balls, pat it to vada shape.
10.  Drop gently in hot oil.
11.  Deep fry them, till they are golden brown on both sides.
12.  Turn them once in a while.
13.  Once the vada is crisp, remove from oil and drain on kitchen tissue.
14.  Serve hot with mint chutney or tomato sauce.


15.  Healthy and tasty banana flower fritters ready to munch now..!


Related Recipes:

1.     Beetroot Vada
2.     Dahi Vada
3.     Keerai Vada
4.     Milagu Vada
6.     Masal Vada  &
7.     Medu Vada

60 comments:

  1. Inver heard of banana flower.I love it.I mean when I learn something new>Now I am gonna ask my Indian friends wherev they buy it here:)

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  2. I did not know that the banana flowers were edible, in Italy are not for sale. what is their taste?

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  3. Delicious .....yet to try this

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  4. Really this looks delicious!

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  5. Though We bengalis make delicious curries with banana flowers but this is something new to learn..Great Jay

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  6. That's a pretty good idea n a healthy snack idea.. Looks crispy too.. Wish to grab one!!

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  7. Thanks for your precious feedback..:)

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  8. I used to make chutney with these flower...these delicious vadas are new to me..i will try soon!

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  9. My mom makes this often.. I do not find vazhaipoo here:-( I also love stir fry and this vada..

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  10. Delicious and tempting vadai,luks perfect...

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  11. this looks really yummy, what a pleasant change form the normal dhal vadaa

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  12. Hey Jay these are delicious. Healthy and delicious.
    can you link it to my event here is the link
    Do check out my event and send me your entries.

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  13. delicious fritters ,feel like having some

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  14. Healthy and delicious snack..will surely give this a try

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  15. I made vazhaipoo kola urundai yesterday, what a coincidence!will post the recipe soon.

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  16. Wow.. this is a new recipe to me. I love vadai and have never seen banana flowers in them. Very nice. :)

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  17. My, you have such a n array of delicious vadais and I love this one very much though.

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  18. Wow, banana flower fritters looks so yummy! I can't wait to eat them on a cold rainy day here!

    San

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  19. wow very new recipe to me ... looks so crunchy and delicious vadas .... happy to follow u ......

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  20. Great dish Jay! Love the combantion of flavours in this one.

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  21. super crispy n tasty vadas...looks perfect !!

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  22. Nice and crunchy fritters...

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  23. Something new for me......look yummylicious.

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  24. Wow the vadas look so crispy and tempting.

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  25. Wow! that's quite innovative. Looks crisp and yumm..

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  26. very delicious and innovative vada..wonderful snack..sad that we can't get banana flowers here..

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  27. Crispy vadais looks super fabulous..

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  28. Awesome perfect vadai Jay.

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  29. Yum, those look so amazing and I never tried banana flowers before. I find such wonderful recipes on your blog every day. I'm wondering when I'm going to have the time to try all of them.

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  30. wow...a new recipe with banana blossom

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  31. Didn't know we could use banana flowers this way.. Nice looking vadas

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  32. Haven't try this before but it looks crunchy and delicious.

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  33. I would soo love to taste it...sounds very oriental - banana flowers as food!

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  34. Banana flowers is something new to me, but your recipe looks and sounds amazing! =]

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  35. Never eaten banana flowers,I wonder if they are even available here in Delhi or not;But if I get my hands on them,will try this for sure!
    P.S. Sharing this recipe with my twitter followers.:-)

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  36. wow!! a superb recipe and a new one too.. i never knew we could make fritters with flowers :)... thanks so much for sharing with us :)

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  37. Tempting and yummy fritters...Love the clicks...

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  38. We had banana trees in my grandmom's backyard and used to have these flowers very often as kids :) We used to make a really tasty banana flowers fry with grated coconut. And yes, these fritters too! They used to be really crunchy and delicious!

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  39. Crispy & tempting vadas!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  40. Reminds me of childhood. Very tasty snack.

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  41. the banana flower fritters look very crispy.....

    pls check out the Sunday Special event at my blog

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  42. Hi Jay..

    Love your blog! ☺ :)
    Honestly, I hate vazhai-poo (I'm assuming that is what you mean by banana-flowers ;) but this one looks really good! I'm gonna try it this weekend. :) Will give you my feedback!
    -
    Kavi | Edible Entertainment
    {P.S: Do add me on facebook if you're there!}

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  43. Jay, I am salivating at this post - feel hungry for these now!!!! yummy post :)

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  44. beautiful and healthy recipe awesome job dear....

    an award is waiting for you at my space...

    http://anuzhealthykitchen.blogspot.com/2011/06/awards.html

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  45. These fritter are our favorite too.. super crunchy and very tasty...
    Krithi's Kitchen
    Event: Serve It - Steamed

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  46. Yummy fritters to go along some tea.

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  47. Jay, banana flowers are edible??
    I havent tasted them ever...Beautiful clicks!

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  48. dear friends, thanks for your word of appreciation...really it motivates me a lot..:)

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  49. Thanks for the great recipe. I have been seeing the banana flowers in the asian stores and have always wondered how to use them. Now I will surely try this recipe out! Looks delicious.

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  50. sure Dzoli, you are gonna love it..!

    @ Stefania & Zainab : it has a sour taste, but it tastes yumm with gram dal batter and spices.

    @ Archana : sure will link it to your interesting event..:)

    @ Nalini's kitchen.: wow, sounds great..!

    @ Anu : thanks for the award dear..really I feel honoured..:)

    @ Kavi : I m adding you in facebook too..!

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  51. delicious vadas!!love them..

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  52. Very interesting use for banana blossoms, I only know how to use this in stews now I have something new to try!

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  53. ths s healthy and tasty too..

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  54. Its very new for me and looks delicious ,i have tried this but will have to give it a shot nw..looks very healthy too

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