Banana Stem Vadas

Banana Stem Vadas Recipe
  • Snacks
  • 6 Servings
  • 4Spicy
  • 45 MinsCook Time
  • Cuisine : South Indian
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Finely chopped banana stem mixed with coarsely ground channa dal, spiced and deep fried until golden brown and crispy.


Banana stem finely chopped - 1 cup

Chana dal - 1 cup

Rice flour - 1/4 cup

Garlic cloves - 4 nos

Dried red chilli - 3 nos

Fennel seeds - 1 tsp

Onion minced - 1 no

Curry leaves chopped - 2 tsp

Baking soda or Cooking soda - pinch

Hing - pinch

Salt to taste

Oil to deep fry


Large bowl

Mixer grinder

Deep fryer or Kadai to deep fry

Slotted ladle

Step By Step Method

  • 1. Soak chana dal in warm water for 20 mins.

    2. Mean while finely chop banana stem and squeeze out any excess water.

    3. Coarsely grind soaked chana dal with garlic, red chilli and fennel seeds.

    4. In a large bowl combine ground chana dal, chopped banana stem, minced onion, curry leaves, hing, cooking soda, rice flour and required salt. Mix well.

    5. Heat oil in a kadai to deep fry, shape prepared batter into medium sized vadas. Drop 3 to 5 vadas in hot oil, reduce heat and cook on medium heat until vadas turn golden and crispy and bubbling stops. 

    6. Drain banana stem vadas on paper towel.

    7. Serve hot banana stem vadas with coconut chutney.