Banana flower is cooked and enjoyed all over south India. Cleaning is the time consuming part of cooking this delicious and nutritious vegetable . I find this post Clean banana flower very useful. Banana flower thoran is my favorite kerala preparation but i like to make this vada to once a while.
Banana Flower - 1
Chana Dal - 3/4 cup
Moong Dal - 1/4 cup (optional)
Green Chilli - 4 , finely chopped
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - a few sprigs,chopped
Salt - to taste
Oil - for frying
- Soak moong and chana dal for few hours.
- Clean and finely chop the banana flower and soak in water.
- Grind the dal coarsly with salt and few tbsp water.
- Mix in chopped banana flower, cumin, curry leaves and green chill.
- Heat oil in a deep pan to 350 F.
- Make small vada or patties and deep fry to golden.
- Serve hot with any dip of choice.