Monday, December 24, 2012

Vazhaipoo Vadai

#VazhaipooVadai : #Bananablossom or #bananaflower is called #Vazhaipoo in Tamil. This is not liked by many because of its astringent ( துவர்ப்பு  ) taste. 
But vazhaipoo vadai is more tastier than vazhaipoo thuvattal ( porial ) and easier than preparing vazhaipoo paruppu usili.

Vazhaipoo Vadai

Ingredients :
Vazhaipoo                                      : 4 to 5 bunches from a flower

a bunch of vazhaipoo is shown
Onion                                             : 1 small size
Coriander leaves                             : 1 tblsp nicely chopped
Curry leaves                                    : 9 to 10
Turmeric powder                             : 1/4 tsp
Oil ( ones choice )                           : 1 cup

To grind :
Gram dhal                                       : 1/4 cup
Thuvar dhal                                     : 1/4 cup
Urad dhal                                        : 1 tblsp
whole green gram sprouted             : 1/4 cup ( optional )
Red chilly                                         : 2 ( adjust if you want it spicy)
Cumin ( jeera )                                 : 1/2 tsp
Sombu                                             : 1/2 tsp
Ginger                                              : 1/2 inch piece
Salt                                                  : 1/2 tsp adjust to taste

Method :
Wash gram dhal, thuvar dhal and urad dhal together and soak for 2 hours.
[Green gram sprouts can be used to increase the nutritional value. Soak whole green gram for 8 to 10 hours the previous day & drain the water and keep in a closed container to sprout.]
Clean vazaipoo and keep aside.
Drain water from soaked grams & Coarsely grind all the ingredients without water.
Cut vazhaipoo nicely and also chop onions nicely.
Add chopped vazhaipoo, onion, coriander leaves, curry leaves and turmeric powder to the ground dhals.

chopped onion,coriander, curry leaves & nicely
 chopped vazhaipoo added to dhals
Mix well and if its watery add small quantity of besan ( gram dhal flour ).
Keep a kadai on a stove with oil.
Heat the oil on a medium flame.
Take a small ball of vadai dough in hand slightly flatten it and fry in the hot oil.

Keep the flame to SIM position. 
Fry till the vadai turns into golden brown.

Vazhaipoo Vadai

Transfer onto a serving plate lined with tissue paper.
Again fry next batch of vazhaipoo vadai.
Ha! Now enjoy hot vadai with a cup of tea/coffee.

Vazhaipoo vadai is a very tasty and healthy evening snack. 
Its a good side dish for lunch also.

You may also like to try

Vazhaipoo Paruppu usili [ Banana blossom Masala curry ]
Vazhaipoo curry
Vazhaipoo koottu [ banana blossom lentil ]
Vazhaipoo koottu
Vazhaipoo kodipasalai adai [ banana blossom spinach pancake ]
Vazhaipoo adai
masaal vadai
Masaal vadai
Vazhaipoo milagu kuzhambu [ banana blossom pepper kuzhambu ]
vazhaipoo milagu..

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