Vazhaipoo vadai (vada) recipe with video – Tips to clean Banana flower


Vazhaipoo vada is an easy south Indian snacks recipe.This vazhaipoo vadai recipe is based on chettinad style. Hope everyone like to make vazhaipoo dishes at home but the only thing is that the cleaning part, most of us think it is time-consuming and also our hand become black once we did cleaning. Do check the tips in below video and then you can do it in 5 to 10 minutes time.check this video before proceeding with the recipe…

Check this video and tips how to clean Banana flower-vazhaipoo

My mom makes vazhaipoo kootu and vazhai usilli and vazhaipoo poriyal(thoran).Last week I have tried the vazhaipoo adai will post the recipe soon.Studies show that it will cure many women related problems if you study this article you can get much information about vazhaioo and their health benefits.Many of you have find difficulty in cleaning and beginners don’t know which part to through and which part can be used for cooking. Watch it before you proceed with the recipe.

How to Make Perfect Vazhaipoo Vadai-Banana flower vadai Easily

Vazhaipoo vadai (vada) recipe with video – Tips to clean Banana flower
Author: Premalatha Aravindhan  Category: South Indian Snacks or Appetiser Recipes,
soaking time: 30 mins   Prep time: 3o mins   cooking Time: 25 Mins
Cuisine : TamilNadu ,Chettinad Yields : 10-12 Vadai

  • 1/4 cup channa dal
  • 1/4 cup toor dal
  • 1 small sized banana flower / 2 cups chopped banana flower
  • 2 green chilies chopped finely
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1/3 cup water for grinding(approximately)
  • oil for frying

Method: vazhaipoo-vadai

  • soak channa dal and tur dal together for 30 mins.Drain the water completely from the dal,salt and grind it for 2-3 seconds.
  • Add in green chilies, fennel seeds mix well with the grinded vada flour.


  • Clean the banana flower, chop it and keep in diluted buttermilk until use to prevent discoloration.Then add the chopped banana flowers (drain all the buttermilk and then add), and grind it coarsely.Now mix the chopped banana flower with the vada flour mix well.


  • Keep water in a bowl and wet your hand.Then take little batter with the wet hand and flatten it.Drop it slowly in hot oil.keep the flame medium to low while frying.
  • If one side become golden brown turn the other side and wait until it turns into light golden brown on both sides.Drain the oil and take out the vadai.If the vadai is very oily then add little rice flour,mix well and make vadai.

My Notes:

  • Grind the batter by adding a little water,if the vada drinks too much water adjust it by adding a tsp of rice flour into it.
  • Keep the banana flower in buttermilk until use to avoid decolouration.
  • Fry it in medium flame so that the vada turns crispy and also it will not get burn.

Have a nice day!!!

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