VAALAI POO VADAI
Channa dal - 1 cup
Banana flower - 2 cups (chopped)
Ginger - 1 inch
Onion - 1/2 cup(chopped)
Curry leaves- a handfullSombu - 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 cups (for deep frying)
Salt to taste
Soak the channa dhal for 1 hour in water.
Take out a handful of soaked dhal and keep aside.
This gives a wonderful crispy texture to the vadai.
Grind the dhal with salt , ginger and sombu without water.
Add the left over dhal, coarse dhal mixture, chopped onions,
chopped banana flower and curry leaves and mix well .
Heat oil in a deep frying pan.
Take a small ball of the mixture (in the size of a lemon),
slightly flatten in the palm of your hand then place in the hot oil.
Deep fry on both sides to a golden brown color to mild red color.
Remove the vadai , drain oil by placing over a tissue paper.
Serve hot with coconut chutney or tomato ketch-up......