Valzhappu vadai

valzappu vadaiIngredients
Banana flower - 1
Channa dal - 1cup
red chillies - 2
onion - 1 (medium sized)
Jeera - 1 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
salt, curry leaves, coriander leaves as required
Remove the banana florets, clean it by removing the stamen. Take water in a bowl, add a tbsp of curd and mix it in the water. Now cut the florets and then put it in this water. 
Soak the channa dal for about 2 hrs along with red chillies.
Grid the dal along with the chillies without adding water.
Now to that batter add jeera, fennel seeds, onion, drain well the banana flower florets and add it too. Add salt, curry leaves, coriander leaves and mix it well.
Heat the kadai, then add oil and when it is hot, deep fry the vada's.
When I prepared this, the mix became little watery as I did not squeeze off the water from the florets, so when I deep fried the vada's, it did not bind and just spread away. To fix this I added gram flour to make the mix bind together. Also I adjusted the salt and added little chilli powder accordingly.