Vazhakkoombu (Banana Flower) Cutlet

Highly nutritious cutlet

Vazhakkoombu (Banana Flower) Cutlet

Highly nutritious cutlet

Category : Snacks, Pure-Vegetarian

By Renjini Selvan

Published On: 12 Dec 2008

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40 Minutes
Served : 6
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Step 1

Remove some of the outer hard purple petals of banana flower till you see the soft petals and flowers. Then finely chop it and rub it with hand by adding little oil (1 or 2 teaspoon) to remove the stain threads in it.
Heat little oil in a pan and cook chopped banana flower for 5 minutes by adding little salt, turmeric powder and pepper powder. Remove from fire and keep aside.

Step 2

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan.

Step 3

Saute crushed ginger-garlic till it becomes soft. Now add chopped onion, green chillies and curry leaves and saute well by adding salt. When it becomes soft, add chilli powder and mix well.

Step 4

Now add cooked vazhakkoombu and mix well.

Step 5

Add garam masala, chopped coriander leaves and remove from fire and allow it to cool.

Step 6

Cook the potato, peel the skin and mash it.

Step 7

Add the mashed potato to the vazhakkoombu mixture and mix it well.

Step 8

:- You can make the cutlet more tastier by adding little bread crumbs while mixing.

Step 9

Mix maida with little salt and add water to make a thin batter.

Step 10

Make balls out of the cutlet mix and shape it into oval shaped cutlets.

Step 11

Dip the cutlets in maida batter (make sure that the batter is so thin) or beaten egg, coat it with bread crumbs and fry it in oil.

Step 12

:- Serve hot with tomato sauce.

Step 13

Tips:- You can add boiled moong(Cherupayar) or sprouts / minced chicken or prawns or beef or mutton / scrambled egg / minced soya chunks / crushed paneer / chopped vegetables etc. along with vazhakkoombu to give different version of vazhakkoombu cutlet. This cutlet is very good for kids because its nutrition value is high.

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