Vazhaipoo Vadai /Banana Blossom Fritters
You might have seen the sabudana vada and cabbage Vadai in my earlier posts. Adding to this list is today post Vazhaipoo vadai for Srivalli’s blogging marathon.The addition of Vazhaipoo(banana blossom) to the vadai makes it very tasty.It is sort of soft at the inside and very crispy outer layer.
Bengal gram dhal 1/4 cup
Red gram dhal 1/4 cup
Banana blossom/ Vazhaipoo 1/2 cup
Green chillies 2
Coriander 3 tbsp
Oil for deep frying
Peel the first few layers from the blossom and discard it. Now from the inside layers pull out the white stamen and discard this too. Cut the blossom finely and soak it immediately in thin buttermilk. This is done to avoid discoloration.Now strain all the liquid out and microwave the blossom for 3 minutes with the lid closed. You can also cook it on stove top.
Soak both the dhals in water for 1 hour.Drain it fully and grind it with no water or minimum water, very coarsely. I would say grind it in short pulses not continuously.
To this mixture add finely cut chillies, chopped onions, cut coriander, salt, cooked banana blossom or vazhaipoo
Make small vadai or patties and deep fry in hot oil till golden brown
Check out the marathon bloggers for their recipes too:-
Srivalli,Azeema, Bhagi, Champa, Gayathri Anand, Gayathri Kumar, Harini, Jay, Kamalika, Meena, Mina, Padma, PJ, Priya Mahadevan, Priya Suresh, Priya Vasu, Rujuta, Santosh, Saraswathi, Savitha, Shanavi, Smitha, Sowmya, Suma, Usha