Monday, August 6, 2012

Valazhi Poo Vadai (Banana Flower Vadai)

Another favorite Kongu Nadu dish I would like to write is this!!

Valazhi Poo vadai - one of my favorite and its heavenly to gulp a couple of them hot on an evening just after a drench in rain...

Preparation time : 20 min ; serves - 4 people


Mix 1:
Kadalai Paruppu (chana dhall) - 2 cup (soak for 2 hrs - don't over soak, crispiness goes away when over soaked)

Garlic - 2  piece
Ginger - 1 small piece
Aniseed (sombu) - 1/2 spoon
Red chilly - 2 -3
Salt- to taste

Grind this mixture and keep it aside . The mixture should be ground coarsely with little water , just sprinkle water dont pour

Mix 2:
Additional ones to cut /clean and add at the time of frying:
mint leave - 10-12 leaves
Cilantro (kothamalli ) - 2-3 leaves
Curry leaves - 2-3 leaves 
Valazhi poo - (Big flowers seen on top) - 1 cup (chopped and cleaned - hope people know how should this flower be cleaned, there is a stamen in the center which is quite thick and got to be removed from the flower, if in-taken by mistake can cause a severe stomach ache)
Onion - 1 small (chopped)


Heat oil in kadai
Add the  Mix 2 to Mix 1, as the oil gets heated
Once heated keep in low flame
Tap the dough as small round pieces and slowly put in oil sideway

Once roasted, turn to another side and keep frying until it turn golden brown

Cripsy, healthy vadas and ready ; BON APPETIT

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