Banana Flower Vada (Vazhaipoo Vadai)

Banana flower fritters, Vazhai poo vadai, Banana heart vada


  • Chana dal – 1/2 cup
  • Banana flower – 1½ cups (finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Chili powder – 1/2 tspn
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tspn
  • Saunf – 1/2 tspn
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – to deep fry


  1. Soak Chana dal for 2 hours. After that grind them with Cumin seeds, Saunf, Chili powder and Salt into a coarse paste. Don’t add any water while grinding.
  2. Mix chopped Banana flower and Curry leaves to the ground paste.
  3. Heat enough oil in a pan. Once the Oil is hot enough, take a small amount of the mix, shape them into round vada and drop them gently into hot oil.
  4. Deep fry them till they are golden brown on both sides by turning once in a while. Then remove from heat and drain them on paper towels.

Goes well with: Chutney

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