Vazhapoo Vadai

Crispy and easy Banana flower cutlets!


Banana flower – 500 gms
Potato – 500 gms
Green chilli – 10 gms
Ginger – 10 gms
Chilli powder – 5 gms
Coriander powder – 10 gms
Turmeric powder – 3 gms
Pepper powder – 5 gms
Garam masala – 2-3 sprigs
Curry leaves – 3 gms
Fennel powder – 10 gms
Coconut oil – 20 ml
Small onion (sliced) – 100 gms
Salt for taste


  1. Boil banana flowers with salt and turmeric powder.
  2. Add oil to a pan. Add chopped ginger, green chilli, curry leaves and small onions.Sauté till it turns light brown in colour.To this, add the chili powder, turmeric powder, fennel powder, coriander powder and pepper powder. Sauté this for a few minutes.
  3. Add boiled banana flower to this mixture and sauté till the mixture turns dry. To this mixture, add mashed boiled potato, mould it to a heart shape, coat with maida and breads crumbs and deep fry.
  4. Serve hot with tomato sauce.

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