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Raw Banana Pakoda | Vazhakkai Pakoda | Easy Evening Snack Recipe

 Raw Banana Pakoda is one of the easy to make snack recipe of Tamil Nadu.  Here we use grated raw banana, spices and onions in large amounts which enhances the flavor of pakodas. Crispy spicy vazhakkai pakoda is the perfect tea time snack and it also goes well with any lunch recipe especially sambar rice and puliyodharai.

Raw Banana Pakoda

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Ingredients needed to make Vazhakkai Pakoda

Raw Banana - 1
Ginger Garlic paste  - 1 tbsp.
Onions - 2
Green chillies - 2 nos.
Gram Flour / kadalaimaavu- 2 cups
Rice Flour - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tsp.
Fennel seeds / Sombu - 1 tsp.
A pinch of baking soda
A pinch of Asafoetida
Red Chilli powder -1 tsp
Coriander powder -1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying.

Method for making Vazhakkai Pakoda

1. Peel the skin of the raw banana and grate them in a grater. Slice the onions into thin slices and then take the onions and grated raw banana in a wide bowl.

2. Add salt and mix then add a pinch of baking soda and a drop of ghee and mix well.

3. Next add the gram flour, rice flour, and all the remaining ingredients and mix well.

4. Sprinkle little water and mix well. Now the batter for pakoda is ready. Add little hot oil and mix well.

5. Heat oil in a kadai and drop the batter in clusters like pakoda.

6. Fry them till it becomes golden brown on all sides. 

Now the crispy Vazhakkai Pakodas are ready.

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