Healthy and Delicious Vazhaipoo Vadai Recipe
Healthy and Delicious Vazhaipoo Vadai Recipe
Vazhaipoo Vadai, a crispy and fluffy tea-time snack, is not only delicious but also healthy. Made with banana flowers, this snack is loaded with essential nutrients like fiber, protein, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, and vitamin E. In this blog post, I will share my family's favorite Vazhaipoo Vadai recipe, along with some tips and tricks to make it crispy and fluffy.
Health Benefits of Banana Flowers: Before we dive into the recipe, let's talk about the health benefits of banana flowers. According to Ayurveda, eating a cup of cooked banana flowers can prevent excessive menstrual bleeding and help women suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Being an excellent source of fiber, it also helps to prevent constipation.
Tips and Tricks:
- Soak the channa dal for a minimum of 2 hours before grinding it.
- Do not add water while grinding the dal and banana flower mixture.
- Grind the mixture using the pulse button for 3 to 4 times.
- Check the correct heat of the oil by dropping a small portion of the mixture.
- Grease a plastic sheet or a plantain leaf to flatten the vadai.
- For beginners, use a perforated ladle to transfer the vadai to the hot oil.
How to Clean Banana Flowers:
Cleaning banana flowers can be a bit tricky, but it's not that hard.
- Remove the outer petal and you will see a bunch of florets.
- Take the florets and remove the stamen and the small cover along with it.
- Repeat this process until you have removed all the florets.
Conclusion: Vazhaipoo Vadai is a healthy and delicious snack that you can enjoy with your tea or coffee. With the tips and tricks shared in this blog post, you can make it crispy and fluffy. Give it a try and let me know how it turns out for you!
You may also like my other vadai recipes like Medhu Vadai, Paruppu Vadai and falafel recipe.
Vazhaipoo Vadai 2018-09-05 03:43:15
Soak Bengal Gram: 2 hours
Grind Batter: 10 minutes
Fry Vadai: 10 minutes
- 1 medium-sized Vazhaipoo/Banana Flower
- 1/2 cup Bengal Gram/Channa Dal/Kadalai Paruppu
- 3 Green Chilies
- 1 inch Ginger
- 2 tsp Fried Gram
- 1 tsp Fennel Seeds
- 1/4 tsp Hing Powder (optional)
- 10 nos Shallots, finely chopped
- few Curry Leaves, finely chopped
- to taste Salt
- Wash and soak the Bengal gram for 2 hours.
- Chop the tender banana flowers roughly and keep them in the diluted buttermilk until used to prevent discoloration.
- After 2 hours, drain the water completely from the dal, and place it in the mixie jar or food processor with green chillies, fried gram, ginger and fennel seeds.
- Grind it coarsely as shown in the picture and then add the chopped banana flowers (drain all the buttermilk completely and then add) and grind it coarsely.
- The vazhaipoo vada batter should be slightly coarse.
- Now place the batter in a wide bowl and then add chopped onions, curry leaves, hing powder and salt.
- Mix everything well and taste the batter to check for salt.
- Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
- Then take a small lemon-sized ball of the mix, flatten it with your hands just like a pattie and gently slip it into the hot oil.
- Fry both sides till golden brown and crisp.
- Remove from the oil by using a perforated ladle and place them on tissue paper to drain excess oil.
- Repeat the same procedure for the rest of the mix also.
- Now the vazhaipoo vadai is ready to eat!
By Santhi Therese
The Indian Claypot
Remove the outer petal and you can see a bunch of florets.
Take the florets and remove the stamen and the small cover along with it.
It is just like an onion.
drain the water completely from the dal, and then place it in the mixie jar or food processor with green chilies, fried gram, ginger and fennel seeds.
Grind it coarsely.
then add the chopped banana flowers and grind it coarsely.
place the batter in a wide bowl and then add chopped onions, curry leaves,
Hing powder and salt. Mix everything well.
Then take a small lemon-sized ball of the mix, flatten it with your hands just like pattie and gently slip it into the hot oil.
Fry both sides till golden brown and crisp.You may also like my other Healthy Snacks posts and recipes like Easy Bruschetta Recipe, Sweet Paniyaram with Idli / Dosa Batter, Oats Chocolate Brownie Recipe, Ragi Aval Sweet Kozhukattai, Instant Wheat Flour Sweet Appam, Mysore Bonda Recipe, Pottukadalai / Fried Gram Murukku Recipe, Wheat Butter Cookies, Fried Gram / Pottu Kadalai Urundai, Baked Chakli/Murukku, Green Gram Payasam/Kheer, Black Gram Laddu, Moong Dal Susiyam, Banana Oatmeal Cookies, Microwave Chocolate Mug Cakes, Homemade Peanut Butter, Eggless Raspberry Pudding, Raspberry Bread, Coconut Sweet Bun, Spicy Potato Buns .