Best Vazhaipoo Vadai Recipe

A popular South Indian snack is Vazhaipoo Vadai. This crispy food is called banana blossom vadai or fritters.


– 3 cups Banana Flower / Vazhaipoo cleaned – 1 cup Split Chana Dal – 1 large Onion finely chopped – 1 no Green Chillies finely chopped – 1 tsp Asafoetida – Salt to taste – Oil for deep frying For Grinding – 3 no Dry Red Chillie – 1 tbsp Fennel Seed – ¼ cup Curry leave – ¼ cup Coriander Leaves optional Coriander Leaves / Cilantro – 10 cloves Garlic – 1 tbsp Ginger (optional)


Whole vazhaipoo or banana flower. Remove petals' outer skin one by one. Flowers are in tiny bunches inside petals. 

Step 1

Remove one by one. They should be placed in vinegar water immediately to avoid oxidation. Tall, stiff stigma and translucent petals. 

Step 2

Remove and discard the calyx and stigma. You need banana flowery alone. Get rid of stigma and calyx. Soak chana dal 2–3 hours. Fully strain and set aside.

Step 3

Blend cleaned banana blossom. Grind coarsely without water. Put in a basin. Grind wet chana dal coarsely without water. Use the same bowl.

Step 4

Dry chilli, garlic, fennel seeds, curry leaves, and coriander leaves should be ground coarsely. Avoid water when grinding. Mix it with ground chana dal and banana flowers.

Step 5

Add onions, green chilies, asafoetida, and salt. Mix well. Banana flower vadai combination.

Step 6

Remove a little piece and flatten. Drop into heated oil and cook for 1-2 minutes. Drain, serve.

Step 7

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