Vazhaipoo Vadai/Banana Blossom Vada is one of our favorites. Banana Blossom has so many health benefits in it. It is good practice to include it in our daily diet. We can make so many recipes using this banana blossom. Poriyal, kootu, thoran are some of them which are made using this.
This Vazhaipoo Vadai Recipe using chana dal is my mom’s recipe. My MIL makes it in a different way using powdered roasted gram. I will soon share that too. As we are using chana dal, this vada is very crispy on the outside and soft inside.
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This is very easy to prepare. But the only thing which takes time is to clean and cut the banana blossom. There is no short cut in cleaning this flower. Remove the outer petal. You can see a bunch of florets inside. Take the whole bunch in your hand and rub the flower on top. So that the stamen and the white bag-shaped covering can be removed easily. You have to remove this from each floret. As you go further peeling, inside there would be tender ones. For tender florets, no need not remove the stamen and bag-shaped cover, we can just cut it without peeling.
Make sure to keep the cut banana blossoms in the water or buttermilk. Then thoroughly rinse it and then use it in the recipe. Now let us see how to make this Vazhaipoo Vadai/Banana Blossom Vada.
Crispy out and soft in Vazhaipoo Vadai/Banana Blossom Vada is ready to relish along coffee/tea.
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