Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Vazhaipoo Paruppu Urundai - Banana Flower Paruppu Balls

Vazhaipoo paruppu urundai is one more tasty preparation with vazhaipoo ( banana flower ).
All the ingredients are same as vazhaipoo vadai. The difference is the balls are steam cooked instead of frying in oil.
The quantity of lentils can be altered as per requirement and availability.

 Ingredients :

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

other ingredients :
vazhaipoo                                      : 4 to 5 bunches from a flower
onion                                             : 1 small size
coriander leaves                             : 1 tblsp nicely chopped
curry leaves                                    : 9 to 10
turmeric powder                             : 1/4 tsp

Method :
Coarsely grind all the ingredients in a mixie.
Clean vazhaipoo and nicely chop it.
Remove skin of onion and dice nicely.
wash curry and coriander leaves & chop nicely.

Mix all the cut pieces with ground dhal mixture.
Make balls. Grease idly plate with oil.
Arrange the balls on it and steam cook for 10 minutes.
Now the balls are ready.

Have it with tomato sauce or pudina or coriander chutney.

 These balls can also be added to morekuzhambu or urundai kuzhambu.

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