Vazhappoo pakkavada | Banana flower bajji


    Vazhappoo is a highly nutritious part of banana with lots of medicinal values. We can make lots of recipes with banan flower. People of Kerala and Tamilnadu often vazhappoo for making stir fry, chutney, fry etc. I have uploaded lots of healthy and tasty vazhappoo recipes such as Banana blossom fry, Vazhaipoo Thoran, Vazhaipoo chutney etc.. This time I am making pakkavada with vazhappoo which is very crunchy and spicy.You can have this vazhappoo bajji with black tea or even with rice. In Tamilnadu, I have seen people having parippuvada and bajji items with as a side dish with rice. Hope you all will try this crunchy vazhappoo pakkavada and let me know how it turned out for you.

    Nutritional Information in 1/4 cup of banana flower

    Calories 89
    Potassium 358mg
    Total Carbs 23g
    Dietary Fiber 3g
    Sugars 12g
    Protein 1g
    Vitamin C 15%
    Iron 2%
    Calcium 1%

    I have already tried Vazhaipoo Thoran | Banana flower stir fry which is a traditional stir fry recipe of Tamilnadu and Kerala. Banana flower is very good for diabetic patients and it is rich in iron, calcium, and many other nutrients. I have uploaded 4 tasty banana flower dishes in one video. You can also watch my Youtube channel for more recipes.

    How to make vazhappoo pakkavada


    • 1 cup chopped banana flower
    • 1 cup of besan flour/kadalamavu
    • 1/4 cup of water
    • 1 spn chopped ginger
    • 1 spn chopped onion
    • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
    • 2 strings of curry leaves
    • 3 no of chopped green chillies
    • 1/2 spn turmeric powder
    • 3/4 spn chilli powder
    • Salt as required
    • Oil for deep fry


    Step 1

    Take chopped banana flower/vazhappo in a bowl. Add remaining ingredients except water and oil. Mix well.

    Step 2

    Add water little by little and make a thick dough with pakkavada consistency

    Step 3

    Heat oil in a pan. Take amla sized pieces from the mix and deep fry till golden brown color.

    Step 4

    Serve hot with tomato sauce.

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