Vazhapoo Vadai - Recipe Marathon - Day 21

Ive never heard of Vazhapoo Vadai until I saw the movie Kandukondein Kandukondein. This vadai plays a major role in finding lost ones in that film. It was then my mom and myself started to think how would it be made and the result, here comes crispy and healthy Vazhapoo Vadai for you.
Vazhapoo - 1 cleaned and boiled
Bengral gram dal - 1 cup
Onions - finely chopped 1 cup
Salt to taste
Oil for Deep frying
Clean the Vazhapoo and boil them. How do you clean it ? Take each floret and remove the hardest part of it. along with a filament like petal. These two will not cook well, and again my mom says its not good for health. May be I should ask her why its not? So now after you clean it cook it in the pressure cooker for two whistles. The cooked Vazhapoo florets would be like the one below.
Soak the bengal gram dal for about an hours time and drain the water. In a blender add the cooked florets and bengal gram dal and make a smooth paste.To this mixture add the chopped onions and salt.
Make them into small patties , while the oil is getting heated in a thick bottomed vessel.
Drop the patties one by one and deep fry them. Remove them on a absorbent paper( I dont do this)
Serve hot with chutney or it can just be gobbled like that. What do you say.
Lets peep into my fellow runner's kitchen.
DK from Culinary Bazaar,Siri from Siri-Corner,Srivalli from Cooking4allseasons, Ranji from Rb cuisines,PJ from Seduce your taste buds,Curry Leaf from Tasty Curry Leaf,Medha from Medha Blogspot,Priya from Priya's Easy and Tasty Recipes,Bhawna from Bhawna Loves Cooking,Raaji from Raajis - Kitchen,Ruchii from Ruchii,Anu from Arundati-Foodblog,Kamala from Harish Nandu,Roopa from RV Kitchen Treats,Divya Kudua from Divya's Cook Book,Rekha from Plantain Leaf,Divya M from Divyaz Easy Receipe, Lakshmi from The Yum Blog,Raaga from Chef At Work,Lakshmi Venkatesh from Delights of Cooking,Sripriya from Srikar's Kitchen,Viji from Viji's Veg Corner,Pavani from Food Damaka


Divya said...

vadai is yummy....i like this vadai..u made me remmember my mom

CurryLeaf said...

I too like this,but mine version is abt different.Will try this as well.Looks delish and crisp.

Medhaa said...

Looks nice and crunchy

Divya Kudua said...

I recently saw this recipe in a cookery show..got to try it now..;-)..btw,I don't quite remember the kandukondain link to this vada..mayb am getting old..;-)

Nirmala said...

thats lovely and crisp for this rainy day. We used to make regualr masal vadai batter and add the boiled chopped floerts to it. Else to the above mix you have made add chillies and a spoonful of saunf and chopped ginger. that will give the wonderful aroma. I want these with some hot tea now ;)

raaji said...

never tried vadasa thiss way..they sure must be heavenly...

Roochi said...

when i was a child I have had this in one of aunt's house. Still can remember the taste. Nice entry

Srivalli said...

Thats so lovely kamalika..my very favorite of vadas!

Pamela said...

I would like to try this recipe - but don't we have to add some spices like saunf (sombu) etc for Vazhapoo recipes?>

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