Vazhaipoo Kola Urundai

Banana Flower balls / Fried banana flower/Vazhaipoo Kola Urundai is a tasty recipe, everyone will like it for sure. Kids also like to eat this as a starter/evening snack with ketchup and as a sidish to rice items. By using Vazhaipoo , we can make lot of dishes. I used to make poriyal, kootu, paruppu usili, vadai and kuzhambu. I will share the recipes here soon. Today i tried making kola urundai with this , it came out well . Sharing the vazhaipoo kola recipe here, do try this recipe

Preparation time : 30 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  1. Banana flower – 1/2 no (used a small one)
  2. Grated Coconut – 1/4 cup
  3. Onion – 1 (medium sized)
  4. Ginger – 1 inch
  5. Garlic – 3 pods
  6. Cinnamon – a small bit and clove – 1 (optional)
  7. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  8. Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  9. Fried gram or pottukadalai – 1/2 cup
  10. Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
  11. salt – as needed
  12. Oil – to deep fry

Pre-preparation:

  1. Remove the florets from banana flower
  2. Remove the black colored stamen from florets and keep the florets in water , add a spoon of curd to it, this will prevent the darkening of florets
  3. Heat a vessel with water and add banana florets to it. cook for 5 mins. Remove the banana florets and drain the water completely

Method:

  1. Take a mixie jar and add fried garm/pottukadalai to it and powder it well
  2. Keep it aside
  3. Again, add all the ingredients: chopped onions, ginger, garlic, coconut, salt, turmeric, chilli powder, cinnamon, clove, fennel seeds and banana florets in the mixie jar
  4. Grind it well. Dont add water, this is very important. wipe the sides of the jar every time you grind.
  5. Transfer the mixture to the bowl, add fried gram powder little by little to adjust the consistency. Fried gram powder absorbs the moisture in the vazhaipoo mixture and mix well .
  6. Heat oil in a kadai
  7. Meantime, make round balls from the mixture
  8. Once the oil is heated well, add the balls one by one . Keep the flame in medium, otherwise the balls are not cooked properly. keep both sides for even cooking
  9. Remove it from oil and serve it.

VAZHAIPOO KOLA URUNDAI

Tips:

  1. If the batter is not thick, the balls dissolved in oil, so add enough fried gram powder and mix well
  2. check for spice and salt while making dough
  3. You can replace green chillies instead of chilli powder
  4. You can do pan-fry in appe or paniyaram pan ( it will take more time to cook. Add the balls in paniyaram pan and add 1 tsp of oil to each ball and cook well both sides )