Thursday, 5 August 2010

Madhu's recipe: Vaazhaipoo Vadai


1.Gram dal/chana dal (kadalai paruppu) 1 cup

2. Banana flower/ Vaazhai poo (1/2 or 2/3 rd cup)

3. Onion 1

4. Green chillies 3

5. Fennel seeds 1 tspn

6. Hing a pinch

7. Salt to taste

8.Oil for deep frying

9. Coriander leaves

10. Curry leaves


1. Soak chana dal for atleast 1 hour. Then grind together chana dal and green chillies coarsley. Add very little water. Consistency should be like a solid coarse dough. Pictured above.

2. Now to the above grinded stuff add chopped onions, vaazhai poo, pinch of hing, salt, chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves. Mix well. I chopped and steamed the vaazhaipoo for 5 min. Its optional.

3.Now take a pan, heat oil, once its hot, take lemon size piece of the above Vadai mixture and make patty shapes/Vadai shape and fry it in oil until golden brown.

4. Place the fried vadais in a paper towel to drain excess oil. Serve hot as a snack along with Tea.

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