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August 16, 2016

Vazhaipoo Dosai Recipe – Banana Flower Dosa

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Vazhaipoo dosai
Recently I tasted vazhaipoo dosai / vazhaipoo uthappam in Salem Saravana bhavan – Aasai Dosai restaurant. It was very tasty and I din’t have the feel of eating vazhaipoo/ banana flower. As its a healthy dosa, I wanted to try at home. I was able to guess the ingredients of the masala(topping) and recreated the same. It came out very close. Sendhil loved it a lot. 

Most of us make Vazhaipoo usili, vazhaipoo vada  and even vazhaipoo adai at home. This vazhaipoo dosa is sure a welcome change from them. The consumption of banana flower would be more in this dosa. Make this dosa for your husband and ask him to guess the ingredients. He would love its taste for sure and definitely becomes surprised to know it is a vazhaipoo recipe. This dosa tastes the best with coconut chutney

Make sure you use fresh banana flower and its not bitter to taste. For variations, you can make thin dosa and stuff this masala in the center. You can make it as vazhaipoo masala dosai. Ok, let see how to make restaurant style, healthy vazhaipoo uthappam recipe for your breakfast/dinner with step by step photos.

Don’t forget to check out my how to clean vazhaipooVazhaipoo kuzhambu, Vazhaipoo vadai, vazhaipoo poriyal, Vazhaipoo usili and vegetable uthappam recipes.

Banana flower dosa

Vazhaipoo dosa/ Banana flower dosa recipe

Vazhaipoo dosa/ Banana flower dosa recipe Vazhaipoo/Banana flower dosa recipe – Healthy dosa variety for breakfast/dinner
Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Main - Breakfast
Serves: 7
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
For the masala
  • Vazhaipoo/Banana flower - 1 no
  • Big onion - 2 nos
  • Green chillies - 2 nos ( thinly sliced)
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Ginger,garlic paste - 1 tsp 
  • Chilli powder or sambar powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Lemon juice – few drops (optional)
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp 
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • fennel seeds or cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Hing/Asafetida - a big pinch

  • Wash and clean the vazhaipoo ( Refer this post on how to clean vazhaipoo). Chop it finely and keep them immersed in water till use. Finely chop the onion and green chillies.
Vazhaipoo dosai
  • In a kadai, heat oil and splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds OR fennel seeds. Add finely chopped green chillies and saute till its color changes. Add onions, curry leaves and ginger garlic paste. Saute till onion turns transparent.
  • Vazhaipoo dosai
  • Now add the turmeric powder, chopped vazhaipoo, red chilli powder or sambar powder, required salt and garam masala powder (If adding). Mix well. Mix well until vazhaipoo shrinks and cooks well. Cover the kadai with a lid and simmer the flame. Let the vazhaipoo cook soft. Stir it once in the middle. Switch off the flame and add few drops of lemon juice if needed. Check for taste.
Vazhaipoo dosai
Vazhaipoo dosai
  • Heat a dosa pan and pour 1 ladleful of batter. Spread it slightly for making uthappam. After you see the bubbles over the dosa, spread the vazhaipoo masala over the dosa and drizzle a tsp of gingely oil over the dosa. Flip the dosa carefully and cook for a minute.

Vazhaipoo dosai
  • Remove the dosa and serve hot with chutney or sambar ! Enjoy !
Vazhaipoo dosai
Note :  Add more green chillies or chilli powder as per your wish.

Yummy, healthy vazhaipoo dosa is ready to serve with coconut chutney and sambar !
 Vazhaipoo dosa

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great-secret-of-life said...

I have tasted this recently too.. wanted to try it out.. You posted it now.. must try .. tempting too much.. looks too good

Chitra said...

Thanks dear 😀

Unknown said...

Hai chitu dear how r u? Semma dosa da. Last week I tried ur wheat dosa with spicy tomato chutney I want to tel u one thing omg such a combo big hit in home.

Unknown said...

Hai chitu dear how r u? Semma dosa da. Last week I tried ur wheat dosa with spicy tomato chutney I want to tel u one thing omg such a combo big hit in home.

Chitra said...

Thanks a lot Sadhana :) Try this dosa too :)

Ahalya said...

Turned out super tasty.. hubby who isnti a big fan of vazhaipoo liked it very much.. thanks for sharing the recipe

Chitra said...

Glad to hear that. Thank you so much for your feedback 😊