Vazhaipoo Vadai

Vazhaipoo Vadai

Fritters made from banana blossoms


  • 1 cup Vazhaipoo / Banana Florets, finely chopped
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1/4 teaspoon Hing / Asafoetida Powder
  • 2 Dried Red Chilli
  • 2 sprigs Curry Leaves
  • 1/4 cup Urad Dal
  • 1/4 cup Toor Dal
  • 1/4 cup Yellow Moong Dal
  • 1 cup Channa Dal
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 small Onion, finely chopped
  • Salt


  1. Wash and soak all the dals together for 3 hours. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Grind all the soaked dals along with dried red chilli, curry leaves, hing and salt to a semi coarse thick batter. Do not add any water while grinding.
  3. Temper vada batter with hot ghee.
  4. Add chopped Vazhaipoo, onion and fresh coriander leaves. Mix well.
  5. Make lemon size equal portions of the batter. Take one portion and shape it into a ball and flatten it into a circular disc.
  6. Deep fry discs on medium flame till they are golden brown on both sides.
  7. Serve Vazhaipoo Vadai hot as snack along with chutney

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