Vazhaipoo Pakoda – Banana Blossom Fritters

February 23, 2021 Pakoda RecipesSnacks / StartersVazhaipoo Recipes  No comments

Vazhaipoo Pakoda is a healthy, tea time snack. Vazhaipoo or Banana Blossom is known for its health benefits. This pakoda is a super easy snack, once you are done with cleaning the vazhaipoo. Do check the Vazhaipoo Cleaning Video. Cleaning the vazhaipoo is a time consuming task, but it is worth the effort. Kids might not like Vazhaipoo, this pakoda is a perfect way to sneak in Vazhaipoo. Do check out my other Vazhaipoo recipes.

Here is the video..


Now to the recipe..


Vazhaipoo Pakoda My Magic Pan


[Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time- 20 mins : Cleaning Time – 30 mins]

Vazhaipoo Pakoda Ingredients:

  • Vazhaipoo – 1 small (Cleaned & soaked in buttermilk)
  • Besan/Chickpea Flour – 1/2 cup
  • Rice Flour – 1 tbsp
  • Corn Flour – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Oil – to depp fry


Vazaipoo Pakoda My Magic Pan



  • Clean the vazhaipoo and soak it in buttermilk until use. Strain the butter milk and take the vazhaipoo in a wide bowl. To this add chickpea flour, rice flour, corn flour, salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder. Mix it well with your hands so that all the ingredients are coated well on the vazhaipoo.

  • Meanwhile heat a pan with oil enough to deep fry. Drop the vazhaipoo mixture in it. Keep the flame in medium always. Fry evenly on all sides by flipping the pakodas. Must be golden brown and crisp. Drain it in paper towels.


Thats it! Healthy and crispy tea time snack ready.

Serve hot. Stays crisp even after it gets cold.


Vazhaipoo Pakoda My Magic Pan



  1. No need to add water to the pakoda mixture. Since we keep it soaked in buttermilk, it will let out some water. If you feel its very dry, then sprinkle very little water.
  2. Keep the flame in medium always, else it will get burnt easily.
  3. Corn flour acts as a binding agent.
  4. Make this pakoda immediately after mixing all the ingredients. It will let out water if left for a longer time. U might have to add more besan/corn flour if needed.
  5. This pakoda stays crispier even after it turns cold.


Vazhaipoo Pakoda My Magic Pan


– By Sundari Nathan

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