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Banana Blossom Kola Urundai
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Vazhaipoo Kola Urundai

Vazhaipoo Kola Urundai is a tasty and delicious chettinad snack which brings back a delicious nostalgic flavour..It's mild but so addictive..
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Chettinad
Servings: 3
Author: sharmila kingsly

Standard 1 cup measures 240 ml


  • 2 cups Banana flower
  • Oil for deep frying

To Grind:

  • ½ cup Roasted Gram Dal
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp Poppy seeds
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 inch piece Cinnamon Stick
  • Cashew nuts
  • 2 springs Curry Leaves
  • 1 inch piece Ginger
  • 5 Garlic
  • 1 Onion
  • ½ cup Grated coconut
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaves


  • Clean the banana flowers and then chop them into small pieces. Put them in the buttermilk till used.
  • Add the roasted gram dal in a blender and grind it to fine powder.
  • In the blender add in the fennel seeds, Poppy seeds, cardamom, Cloves, Cinnamon Stick ,Cashew nuts.
  • Next add in the curry leaves, ginger and garlic pods. Add in the chopped onion. Next add in the red chilli powder, Coriander powder, Salt, Green Chilli and Coriander leaves.
  • Blend everything. Next add in the chopped banana flowers and blend everything to a fine puree.
  • Transfer it to a big plate. Add the roasted gram dal powder little by little and knead to a fine dough.
  • Oil the palms and then knead the small kola urundais. Put in the fridge for a hour.
  • Heat oil in a pan for deep frying. Once its hot add in the kola urundai 4 to 5 at a time and deep fry.
  • Fry in a medium flame. Dont disturb it for the first 2 mins and then flip and cook on all the sides.
  • Drain in paper towels and serve hot.
  • In case you don’t want to deep fry , you can cook the same in appe / paniyaram pan. Check my video for more details.



  • You can also use the same recipe for raw banana.
  • Make sure the banana blossom is not bitter , and keep soaking in buttermilk till you use.
  • Drain the buttermilk well and then blend.
  • If the water content is more the kola uruandai will not come perfectly. You can add more roasted gram dal powder or put in fridge to bring the kola urundai firm.
  • You can freeze the kola urundai for a week and deep fry when ever needed.
  • Makes a healthy evening snack.
Keyword Banana Blossom Kola Urundai, Vazhaipoo Kola Urundai
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