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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Vazhapoo Pakoras/ Plantain flower Fritters

Pakoras/Fritters can be made with any vegetables keeping the base recipe same.They taste best on a chilly day or on a rainy day...garam garam chaye aur pakore??hmm..just love them..Have you heard of this unique banana flower pakoras,not yet right?? Even me too,until I experimented these at home..:-) I had bought a banana flower to make banana flower stir fry (vazhakoombu thoran) and then reserved these for tea time pakoras.Perfect with a cup of tea and delicious healthy ones too.They have a peculiar shape and can be munched to any numbers.Do try this out at home & enjoy :-))


Ingredients
plantain flowers /banana flowers 20-25
Oil to deep fry
for batter
besan 1/2-3/4 cup
chilly powder 1/2 tsp
asafoetida a pinch
water
salt


Method
-Remove the flowers out of the flaps of banana bud or heart carefully.Drop it in a bowl with water.
-Wash the flowers after removing the stamen or the hard part of the flower(stick like).Leave it soaked in water to prevent colour change.(refer notes)
-Then,prepare a batter not very thick or thin using the ingredients listed under batter.
-Drop each of the flowers in the batter.
-Heat oil in a pan and drop each batter coated flower into it when hot.
-Flip both sides evenly until it turns slightly brown.
-Drain on a paper towel and serve hot with tea !


Servings ~ 20-25 pakoras

NOTES
* Open the flower with your hands and pull out the centre hard stem like thing(stamen ).and then soak in water.


43 comments:

R.Punitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie,

Pakoras looks crispy and delicious.
one sugession Julie, in my blog you have to click cabbage curry URL,it goes to Lavanya's blog , there you have to drop your comment. Do for the need Julie , Thank you, Keep on..

Sangeetha said... Best Blogger Tips

super crispy n yummy pakora, we use to make mor kuzhambu with this vazhaipoo pakora...any left overs?! feel like grabbing some now :)
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Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfectly made Julie. Yummy and Crunchy....

Shweta in the Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Agree!! these would be lovely tea time snacks Julie

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Kavitha said... Best Blogger Tips

pakoras seems to be very crispy and inviting :)

Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Vazhoo poo pakoda good idea. Looks perfect for Tea.

Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

Super crunchy n yummy

Ez Cookbook said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely fritters with vazhaipoo dear... will try once have banana flower at home...thanks for the idea..

Cindyrina (The Princess) said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie! i like ...for snacking!

Ez Cookbook said... Best Blogger Tips

so crispy and easy to make!!!

Jasna Varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Another beautiful, exotic dish from you. My banana tree is very small - maybe, one day...

Jemini said... Best Blogger Tips

wonderful and healthy pakoras for tea time....
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Gayathri NG said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so delicious n crispy pakoras...

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, first time i see plantain flower fritters ( we call it banana heart) - this is a unique and innovative recipe. have a nice day

simran said... Best Blogger Tips

nice!....crispy pakoras.....very unique.

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh,this one I am seeing for the first time Julie..truly an eye opener..Yummy.

Eco Mom said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie! Thank you for stopping by my blog at http://thatsthesecretformula.blogspot.in/ :) I've been following yours for a while - it's definitely my go-to place for seeking some inspiration int he kitchen and a wonderful resource for many half-forgotten delish recipes as well. Thank you, and good luck! Ecomom.

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Very innovative idea Julie, they look so tempting..

Meg's Delicious Adventures said... Best Blogger Tips

The pakoras look crispy.

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Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said... Best Blogger Tips

nice click!

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Never got this idea. Nice way to make the kids eat

Shanthi said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks really lovely and delicious

Leelagovind said... Best Blogger Tips

i havnt heard this before..nice shaped plantain flower bhajjas!a different variety!..here its heavy raining so apt snack for this evening with hot coffee..thank you julie..

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

mouthwatery bhajji.. perfect with evening tea/coffee..

Kavita said... Best Blogger Tips

Something nice and different.. Looks scrumptious!

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

going to try this for sure...
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Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

looks yummy..want to try it,but v don't get vazhapoo here..

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faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

innovative recipe Julie.....will try it sometime.....superb idea...

Lizy said... Best Blogger Tips

so innovative...where on earth did you get these flowers from in the USA?!

Priya Satheesh said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..lovely crispy snack...

Spice up the Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

wow. superb looking dish.. just love this.

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Interesting recipe,tasty and healthy too.

Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie this is very new to me, we normally cut it and make vadai but never tried this way. Looks superb.

Kusum said... Best Blogger Tips

Crispy and delicious!

Srimathi said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a usual recipe. NEver seen vazhapoo individually fried. Very nice.

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Sangeetha
Sangee,I didn't know u guys used in mor kulambu,interesting one!!

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Lizy
Lizy,these are available in the chinese super markets & Korean stores too..:-)

Tisa Jacob said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my gosh, what a great idea. I always wonder what else really can be done with vazha choondu, besides thoran. Thanks for this innovative recipe.

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW!!! Looks super tempting, never had an thought like this.

Ganga Sreekanth said... Best Blogger Tips

crispy n delicious!

Anisha Ranjit said... Best Blogger Tips

your recipes keep reminding me of the stuff I need to learn... everytime I let the vazhapoo go waste in my backyard... I didn't grow up in Kerala so never seen how these things are actually used...

it's a great idea to make fritters from vazhapoo...

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anisha Ranjit
Anisha , I was also not brought up in Kerala , just spent my vacations there .. But mom always made the traditional recipes at home and that's how I learned them dear :-))

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

nice one .julie I would like to more about Ep events. Where should i sent the recipies? pls help