Friday, June 22

Vaazhaipoo Kola Urundai(Banana flower balls)

Each part of the banana tree can be used to prepare a variety of healthy dishes. Right from the trunk ,the vegetable, fruit and the flower delightful dishes can be made. Its leaves can be used to serve food too. This is one dish my MIL made when she visited us and it tasted great.
This is my entry to nupur's A-Z of Indian vegetables(Its 'v' for this week).


Banana flower -1
Chutney dal/roasted chana dal-3/4 cup(powdered)
cashews-6 chopped finely
corainder leaves- a few chopped finely
onion- 1 chopped finely
salt to taste
oil for deep frying
To grind
green chillies-3 or acc to taste
poppy seeds- 1 tsp
cinnamon- 1 small piece
Saunf- 1/2 tsp
ginger - a small piece
garlic- 3 cloves chopped finely


Takeout the florets from the banana flower. Then remove the stamens from them. Get a clear idea of how to do it HERE. Chop the florets finely. Boil water in a pan and add salt and the florets.When the florets are cooked , drain them and squeeze them well to remove excess water.
Add the chutney dal powder to it and mix well. Add chopped onions, cashews,coriander leaves and the ground masala to the banana flower mixture. No need to add water. Make small balls and deep fry in hot oil.


U can add mutton keema /soy granules instead of banana flower.
U can shape this like vadas ,and serve as a snack too.


Sharmi said...

lovely recipe. I had a disaster making vazapoo once and that was the last, I decided not to make it anymore. I think I had to soak it in buttermilk to remove bitterness which I didnt and it was so bitter that my vazapoo usili went to trash.:(
your looks so beautiful.

Richa said...

wow! those look so yummy and inviting :) when i saw the pic i thot it was some manchurian balls! never used the flower, very tempting!

indosungod said...

Prema, nothing like the banana plant. Vazhaipoo Urundai looks really tasty. Vazhaipoo and thandu remove toxins from the body.

archana said...

Hi Prema, this is a wonderful way to use the flowers. First I thought them to be chocolate balls! Nice recipe :)

Nupur said...

I have never tasted banana flower, so this dish is completely new and exotic to me! Thanks for a very original entry!

sra said...

I've had vadas made with these but could not discern their taste - what does it taste like?

Bong Mom said...

Wow what a name !!! Hey removing those stames is a big task, isn't it ? My ma used to do it but I have never tried. Great job you have done

FH said...

Never tried this dish but looks like a great snack.
I am still on vacation,see you on Wednesday:))

Shobana senthilkumar said...

வாழைப்பூ உருண்டை மிகவும் அருமை.Thanks for sharing.Ramya


Bharathy said...

Wonderful post!...Why not seen in any of the comment boxes Prema???Does it mean you r too busy with urselves???
No reply for my posts to Tamil recipes aswell...

ushaprashanth said...

This dish is very nice! urundais are lovely!Except banana all products of plantain will help reduce weight too!

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