Saturday, March 24, 2012

Vazhaipoo Vadai /Banana Flower vadai

Cleaning Vazhai poo is very time consuming process. So I buy thisVazhaipoo occasionally. 

Health Benefits : Taken from multiple sites..
Excellent  source of fiber.
Control excessive pain and bleeding during menstrual cycle.
Good during pregnancy .High in iron so they stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood .
A plaster  is prepared by beating  a ripe banana int o a fine paste . It can spread over burns and wounds and supported by the cloth bandage  in ancient  days. It gives immediate relief.

I usually make Poriyal and masala vadai .Vadai is my fav. Before you start to clean vazhai poo apply oil to your hand thats prevent  from turning  black nails and hands.
First remove the petals one by one , when you remove the 1st petal you can see a bunch of flowers in it.
Then clean it. Repeat this for all petals.Once you reach at the last end part of the flower, you can see we cant remove the petals, so you can cut it into small pieces .

Total Time: 1 hours
Preparation Time:  1/2 minutes 
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 3-4 


Vazhai poo   1 full
Channa dhal  1 cup
Dry red chilli   3 to 4 
Fennel seeds & cloves  2 tsp, 2 no
Ginger   A inch
Asafoedita   1/2  tsp 
Curry leaves   4 to 5 leaf
Onion chopped   1 cup
Coriander leaves chopped    1/2 cup
oil fro frying  & Salt  as needed 


Once you clean the vazhai poo , wash it and cut it into small pieces.
Take large pan, add some water in it.
Bring it to boil.
Put the Vazhai poo in it , cook it for 2 to  5 min.(don over cook it)
Soak the Channa dhal over fro 2 hour.
Now grind red chilli, fennel seeds,ginger,cloves.
Then add the Channa dhal grind it coarsely.
Now drain all the water for Vazhai poo and grind it separably.
Mix all the Grinded ingredient , then add the chopped coriander leaves, curry leaves, chopped onion, some of the soaked channa .
Heat the oil in a pan.
Drop the vadai into the oil , cook it in the medium flame, until the vadai crisp golden color.
Sever it with coconut chutney or it goes well with rasam rice and samber rice too.


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