Banana Vada

Banana Vada


500 grams bananas      100 grams peas

100 grams parched rice (poha)      2-cup chana dal flour

1-cup coriander leaves      1/2-tbsp. lemon juice

2-tsp. garam masala      3 tbsp. green chilly paste

1-tbsp. sugar, salt      2-tbsp. red chilly powder

salt      1/2-tsp. turmeric powder

1-tsp. mustard seeds

1-tsp. urad dal, a few curry leaves      oil for frying


Boil peas and banana in a pressure cooker. Peel and mash banana. Mix peas.

Soak parched rice for 1/2 hour. Take a frying pan and heat a little oil. Sauté urad dal and when it turns red, add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add curry leaves, turmeric powder, chilly paste. Mix this with the mashed bananas. Mix salt, lemon juice, sugar, garam masala and coriander leaves. Divide the mixture into equal parts.

Shift chana dal flour. Add salt, turmeric powder and red chilly powder. Mix water to from a batter. Dip banana mixture in the batter and fry in oil. Serve with coriander chutney or tamarind-date chutney.