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Vazhakkai Kola | Raw Banana Kofta

Vazhakkai Kola | Raw Banana Kofta

Vazhakkai Kola is a simple recipe which we can easily do with fresh vazhakkai. This Vazhakkai Kola, can also be called as Raw Banana Kofta. This Raw Banana Kofta is a delicious and crispy snack. This is the best combo for sambhar sadham, Rasam, Curd rice and bisibelabath. We make this kola with fried gram dal powder and add some onion, green chili, fresh coriander and spices powder like red chili, coriander powder garam masala. For this Vazhakkai Kola, we need to add coconut. This Raw Banana Kofta is a traditional recipe in Chettinad. This kola, is served along with their meals. We can do this kola in two types. One version of preparation is to steam the raw banana and grind with that masala. Another version is to steam, grate the raw banana and mix with that masala. Now we can see the detailed recipe here
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 5 people


  • 2 no Vazhakkai / Raw banana
  • 1/2 cup Fried gram dal
  • 1/4 cup Coconut
  • 1 no Onion
  • 2 no Green chili
  • 1 tbsp Chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp Salt as per taste can adjust
  • 1 cup Oil for deep fry


  • Steam the vazhakkai or raw banana and keep aside
  • Now peel the skin and cut into small pieces and keep aside
  • Now grind fine powder of fried gram
  • In mixer jar add onions and other items like green chili, spices powder, corainder leaves
  • Now pulses for a few minute and add Banana and grind again. we don't want to add water. This masala leaves water
  • Now add coconut and salt again grind
  • Now tranfer to one bowl or plate and add fried gram dal powder
  • Mix both well and apply oil one tsp and mix well
  • Now rest for 2 mins and srat making balls
  • Now all kola balls are ready to fry in oil
  • Heat oil and deep fry the kola balls and cook till golder brown colour comes and drain out
  • Now Vazhakkai Kola ready to serve with ketchup


You can explore this dish Raw Banana Fritters
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