|Vazhaipoo Kola Urundai
Vazhaipoo chopped-1 whole banana flower
(steam it with little salt & turmeric powder,squeeze out extra water if any)
Cinnamon-a small piece
Fennel seeds-1 & 1/2 tsp
Ginger & garlic paste-1tsp
Powdered pottu kadalai mavu /Roasted gram dal -1/3 cup
Chopped mint & coriander leaves-a handful
Salt ( add only if needed)
Oil-to deep fry
Dry grind cloves,cinnamon,fennel seeds,red chillies,poppy seeds to a fine powder.
Then add the other ingredients except gram flour powder & grind to a smooth mixture.
Do not add water while grinding,your mixture should be dry.
Transfer to a bowl & add the powdered gram dal,mix it well,make small balls from the above mixture.
Deep fry in hot oil till golden brown on all sides in medium flame.
Remove it on a kitchen paper to remove any excess oil.
a) While grinding do not add any water,sprinkle if needed.Otherwise your kola urundai will absorb too much oil & break while frying.
b) After steaming squeeze out extra water if any.
c) If you think your kola urundai is breaking or absorbing oil,add some more of pottu kadalai mavu.
d) Do not deep fry in high flame,the balls will not cook inside.
e) Finely chopped onions can also be added.
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