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Vazhakkai vadai recipe

Vazhakkai vadai recipe, a simple snack made with plantain or raw banana with some simple ingredients. This can be made as tikki too for a low fat snack.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 12 vadai


  • Vazhakkai/ plantain - 2
  • Small onion/ shallots - 10
  • Gram flour/ Besan - 2 tbsp
  • Rice flour - 1 tbsp  Optional
  • Flattened rice/ poha - 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala - ½ tsp
  • Turmeric - tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Coriander leaves- 2 tbsp chopped
  • Salt - as needed


  • Pressure cook cut plantain with little water for three whistles. Soak poha for minimum 10 mins.
  • Once done, peel off the skin. Remove any black parts and mash it well.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix to make a dough. (Poha should be squeezed and added)
  • Make equal sized balls and patties out of it.
  • Heat oil in kadai and deep fry few per batch. Flip in-between once while cooking. Once golden, drain in paper towel.


  • Poha is added for softness. You can add upto 2 tbsp.
  • Do not overcook vazhakkai, it will retain water.