Vazhaipoo Vadai | Banana Flower Vada

Vazhaipoo Vadai | Banana Flower Vada

Vazhaipoo vadai recipe | banana blossom vada

Vazhaipoo vadai is a very traditional delicious crispy South Indian style vada variety made with banana blossom (flower) along with Bengal gram dal and onion, green chillies etc..Cleaning the banana blossom is a bit boring job that's why most of us avoid making this vada.Here I have explained clearly how to clean the vazhaipoo so follow the steps and you'll be able to make this vada easily.Check out how to make traditional vazhaipoo vadai recipe below.


Vazhaipoo (banana flower)- 1 cup finely chopped
Bengal gram dhal -1 cup
Onions -2 nos finely chopped
Green chillies- 4 nos finely chopped
Ginger-1 inch piece,finely chopped
Buttermilk -1/2 cup(without salt)
Curry leaves and coriander leaves a few finely chopped.
Cinnamon n cloves a few nos
Fennel seeds (sombu)-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for frying.


👉Soak the dhal for 1/2 hour and later grind coarsely adding very little water.


👉First apply oil on ur hands before touching the vazhaipoo to prevent staining and avoid stickiness.then open  flower layer  after layer collecting the white florets inside.
👉Now inside each florets remove the small transparent white skin and the nerve next to it that has a small bulb on top .
(As u go deeper u will find small florets u can use them as such no need to remove anything from it )
👉Use the rest of the florets. Keep the florets soaked in buttermilk until use. Chop them finely before adding it to the dhal after draining them from the buttermilk.
👉Next in a vessel add the ground dhal, chopped Vazhaipoo, ginger, onions, green  chillies, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, salt, curry leaves, coriander leaves, mix everything together DO NOT ADD WATER..
👉Now make small balls out of the mixture and slightly press them out to small vadas.

👉Heat oil in a kadai and deep fry the vazhaipoo vadais till golden brown color.
👉Serve hot with coconut chutney or sauce.

Preparation time-30 mins 

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