Banana Flower Cutlets/Vazhakoombu Cutlets

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Hey there!Today my post is that of an evening snack.This can be had with rice as well or even Chapathis,equally tasty!.The post is Banana Flower cutlets.I usually make thoran/Stir fry with coconut using Banana flower,but today I was totally set to make something different and tastier.And it was perfect.


Banana flower is immensely rich in nutrients and high in fibre.. Along with dietary fibers, proteins and unsaturated fatty acids, banana flowers are also rich in vitamin E and flavonoids. They are part of many cuisines in the world. Also consuming one cooked banana flower with one cup of curd or yogurt is one of the most efficient way of treating excessive bleeding during menstruation.So they possess immense medicinal value. ConsumptionΒ of banana flowers for 30 days may significantly reduce the blood sugar levels that is something isnt it?So this is health capsules Β in the form of cutlets :)Do try them out and let me know!!


  • Banana Flower – 1(finely chopped)
  • Onion – 1 small(Chopped finely)
  • Ginger(crushed) – 1 tsp
  • Garlic (crushed) – 1tsp
  • Green chillies – 2 small(Chopped)
  • Curry leaves – 2 tbsp(Chopped)
  • Oil – 2tbsp
  • Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Crushed black pepper – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1tsp
  • Potato(boiled,peeled and mashed) – 2
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves(Chopped) – 6 tbsp
  • Eggs – 2(beaten)/Maida(2tbsp),dissolved in 1/2 cup water and salt to taste
  • Bread crumbs – 2 cups
  • Oil for deep frying



  1. Remove the hard purple petals of the banana flower till you see the soft petals..Now finely chop it and then wash with water and drain carefully.
  2. In a pan,heat oil,add the crushed ginger and garlic,onion,greenchillies,chopped curryleaves,Coriander leaves and saute for a few minutes.Now add the chopped banana flowers and combine.
  3. Now add the spice powders and salt and saute till banana flower gets cooked(DO NOT ADD ANY WATER FOR COOKING).
  4. Now add the boiled and mashed potato to this and mix well and leave aside to cool.
  5. Once cooled,make into balls and shape into oval shaped cutlets.
  6. Dip the cutlets in the beaten eggs/maida batter and coat it with bread crumbs and deep fry till golden brown .
  7. Drain off excess oil on the kitchen tissue and transfer to a serving plate.
  8. Serve hot with Tomato sauce and hot cups of tea and enjoy!


  • You can refrigerate the oval shaped vcutlets,dipped in egg/maida batter and coated with bread crumbs for 2 -3 days and take and fry when required.
  • Adding bread crumbs while mixing the banana flower potato mixture,will make it even more tastier.

26 thoughts on “Banana Flower Cutlets/Vazhakoombu Cutlets

    Traditionally Modern Food said:
    July 17, 2014 at 2:46 am

    Delicious.. It is been long time since I had banana flower. Not finding them here

    Malar said:
    July 17, 2014 at 4:48 am

    Good one Shannu, we usually prepare vada with this , cutlet looks too good

    Charanya said:
    July 17, 2014 at 5:25 am

    love the color πŸ™‚

    Tasty Eats Ronit Penso said:
    July 17, 2014 at 5:42 am

    Never heard of banana flower as a food ingredient. Thanks for the education! πŸ™‚

    Martina said:
    July 17, 2014 at 6:49 am

    Mmm, yes please! πŸ˜‰ Not sure where I would Banana Flower though… must investigate!

    Chitra Jagadish said:
    July 17, 2014 at 6:55 am

    They look so delicious and have to try it out..very unique recipe Shannu

    Priya Shiva said:
    July 17, 2014 at 8:18 am

    This looks absolutely delcious! Lovely click dear πŸ™‚

    peanutbutterandonion said:
    July 17, 2014 at 11:21 am

    What an interesting meal/snack. I mean that in a good way. I have never heard of a banana flower, much less eat them. I’m going to keep my eyes open for them. Great post

      food passion and love responded:
      July 17, 2014 at 4:17 pm

      Thanks πŸ™‚ I see..So this is new to you πŸ™‚ Do try out this recipe incase you happen to get one πŸ™‚ Shannu

    Liz said:
    July 17, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Very unique. I have enjoyed reading and admiring the photos!

    mommycookforme said:
    July 17, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Wow!! Delicious, thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

    Jayeeta said:
    July 18, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Banana flower is one of my favourite vegetables. I miss it dearly here in Europe. 😦

    Permacooking said:
    July 21, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Wow, love this – Banana Flower Cutlets! I’m already drooling…:-)

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