Vazhaipoo Vadai

This is a unique tamil recipe Vazhaipoo Vadai or banana flower. Vazhaipoo is delicious and healthy and also makes various recipes.

 The main part of this vadai is clean the vazhaipoo/flower and apart from the flower it takes 30 mins.


  • Vazhaipoo - 1 no
  • Chana Dal / Kadleparppu - 2 cups
  • Red chillies - 2 or 3 (adjust to the taste)
  • Curry leaves 
  • Coriander leaves 
  • Green chillies - 1 or 4
  • Red onion (Optional)
  • Salt 
  • Rinse and soak dal/parppu for 4 hours
  • I used food processor for grinding all ingredients
  • Blend all (I skipped onion) coarsely. Transfer into a bowl
  • Add finely chopped vazhaipoo
  • Mix well and make a vadai shape and deep fry 
Preparation for flower/vazhaipoo 
  • Remove the outer petal and bunch of florets inside.
  • Take the florets and remove the stamen and small cover along with it. 
  • Finely  chop the florets after removing the stamen and white cover and discard the bottom portion. Keep the flower florets in the water to prevent discoloration.

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