Vazhaipoo Vadai - Banana Flower Fritters

Vazhaipoo Vadai Recipe

My first attempt of making these vazhaipoo vadais was successful!! :) These are my favorite anytime either as a sidedish for lunch or just having it as a tea time snack. This is ammas version of making vazhaipoo vadai, you can check out another version with chana dal like masala vada. I love both versions as I love vazhaipoo in any form.

Vazhaipoo Vadai Recipe 

Vazhaipoo Vadai Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 5 mins / vadai | Makes : 12
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Cleaned Vazhaipoo (Banana Flower) - 1 medium sized  (1 cup after chopping)
Pottukadalai powdered - 3 tbsp
Onion - 1 big sized finely chopped (1/3 cup finely chopped)
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds - 1 tsp powdered
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 2 tsp
Coriander leaves - 2 tsp
Rice flour - 1 tbsp 
Salt - to taste
Oil - for deep frying


  1. Clean vazhaipoo, chop it roughly.Pressure cook for 1 whistle with water till immersing level and turmeric powder. Drain water completely.Allow it to cool down.
    How to make vazhaipoo vadai - Step1
  2. Squeeze the water completely.Then transfer to mixer and grind it to a semi fine paste.How to make vazhaipoo vadai - Step2
  3. Now in a bowl add vazhaipoo paste,chopped onions, fennel seeds powder,coriander leaves, curry leaves,pottukadalai powder, red chilli powder, rice flour. Mix well and make small patties / vadai shapes and keep aside.You can also refrigerate the patties for 10mins to avoid the vadais drinking much oil. How to make maa vathal - Step3
  4. While you shape the vadas, heat the oil in a kadai. Put a small pinch of dough into the oil if it raises immediately then the oil temperature is just perfect.Drop the vadais (may be 2-3 at a  time) in oil and flip both the sides and cook till nicely browned and is crisp.Fry the vadais in medium flame.Drain in tissue paper.How to make vazhaipoo vadai - Step4
Crispy and yummy vadas ready, Serve hot with chutney or ketchup.
Vazhaipoo Vadai Recipe

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Vazhaipoo Vadai Recipe

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