Hi friends, today's post for Vegan Thursday, as you all know that the event initiated by the great blogger aka akka +Priya Suresh... Every 1st and 4th Thursday you can post your vegan recipes with the VT logo. 

Sorry for the spelling mistake in the tamil form... 
Coming to the recipe, actually am posting the recipe in a rush, because past two days I was busy with some other works, so I couldn't get enough time for my blog... Even I didn't prepare vegan recipe, and thinking to skip the week, but gracefully, I have one recipe ready to post in my draft.. 

Vazhaipoo (Plantain flower) Kola, usually I don't like vazhaipoo, vazhai thandu and vazhaikai and all from my childhood. But my mom used to give it in hidden ways... So that I get chance to have the healthy vazhaipoo... I love the kola which is so crispy and delicious. Very easy to prepare and the only tough job is cleaning the vazhaipoo... ;) I will post the cleaning of vazhaipoo in future, coz I missed the taken snaps... 

Cleaning of plantain in a brief 

  • It may take half-one hour to clean. The flower has many petal each petal having many florets which look like banana. 
  • so first remove one petal, now you can see the bunch of florets, pict out from it and lightly rub in your palm
  • then you can see the large vein and rubber type of fiber remove and discard it. 
  • Do this method after removing each petals and as you go inside the florets size will be vary. 
South Indian
Preparation Time
10 Minutes (Apart from cleaning the florets and soaking the dal)
Cooking Time
15-20 Minutes

Vazhaipoo/Plantain Flower - 1 (Cleaned the stem and fiber and washed)
Channa dal - 1 Cup (Soaked for 2 hours)
Onion - 1/2 Cup Chopped 
Curry leaves - 15
Red chillies - 10-12 or adjust with your spicy taste 
Green Chillies - 2 
Fennel  seeds - 2 Tsp 
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 Tsp 
Fried gram/Pottu kadalai - 1 Tbsp 
Garlic - 10-12 
Ginger - 1" piece one 
Grated coconut - 2 Tbsp 
Salt - To taste


  • Take a blender add the chilles, fried gram, ginger garlic, coconut and spices and grind it once into coarse. 
  • Then add chana dal and blend it into coarse. 
  • Now add onions and curry leaves with plantain flowers. 
  • Grind it into coarse mixture, if you need just sprinkle water don't pour water to it. 

  • Check the salt and adjust and transfer into a wide bowl. 
  • Heat enough oil for deep fry. 

  • Now take a small ball size dough, roll it and deep fry the balls till it changes the golden brown in medium-high flame. 
  • Serve it hot with coffee/tea or you can have it with hot rice. 

Super Crispy kola is ready.... 

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  1. yum kola oorundais VK ;) so tempting i must try this combination sometime

  2. Delicious and yummy kola urundai, love it....

  3. except the coconut part i do the same thing lovely vadai's !

  4. I want to munch these balls Viji, wat a fabulous way to sneak this plantain flour.

  5. have never tried this.. though had once.. looks really good.. :)

  6. looks very tempting and delicious,we do make it the same way..

  7. A very very healthy and crispy balls they are tempting me dear :) can i grab some ? ;)

  8. i love this delicious balls da we call it as aama vadai..

  9. Delicious vazhaipoo kolai urundai Viji yumm. Please visit my new website: Zesty South Indian Kitchen


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