Friday, May 7, 2010

Banana Flower Fritters

Banana flower fritters is made with chana dhal and banana flower in South India. In South India almost all parts of  banana plant is used for some purpose. The banana leaf is used to serve food  instead of plates.The whole tree itself is used for decoration in weddings.
Banana flower is good for mother feeding women. In Banana flower only the inside white part can be used without any stalks or stigma.After taking out the white part,chop it immediately and put it inside a bowl of buttermilk,so that the colour doesn't change.
Banana flower chopped-1/2 cup
Chanadhal-1 cup
Green chilli-2
Fennel seeds-1 tsp
Whole dried red chilli-2
Onion chopped finely-1/2 a onion
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Curry leaves-a few spring
Salt as required
Oil for deep frying
Soak the chana dhal in water for 1 hour,grind it along with cumin,fennel and dried red chilli.Add the chopped banana flower,chopped chillies,curry leaves,onion and salt to the dhal mixture,mix well.
Take small lemon size balls,flatten it and deep fry them in hot oil.The oil should be hot enough when you drop a small portion it should come up immediately.Cook the fritters on both sides until golden brown in colour.
Serve as a snack with chutney or serve with rice and sambar.


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shanthi said...

Crispy and lovely bites. Thanks for following


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