For this vadai you need
1 big plantain flower
200 gms. channa dhal
100 gms. Thuvar dhal
6 red chillies
1 tsp. of ginger- garlic paste (optional)
A pinch of asafoetida
Finely Chopped Cilantro
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
Soak the dhals seperately 2 hrs.
Take some channa dhal and keep it aside.
Now Grind the channa dhal, Thuvar dhal, red chillies along with salt to a smooth paste.
Now comes the tedious process of cleaning the plantain flower.Apply oil to both hand to avoid sticking.
Take off the purple outer covering and remove the bunch of florets.
Repeat the process until you reach the center.
Separate each flower from the bunch and remove the stamen.
Chop the florets and soak them in buttermilk with a pinch of salt to avoid discoloration.Now to the grinded paste add this chopped flowers, cilantro , remaining channa dhal, curry leaves , little bit of asafoetida ,ginger garlic paste and mix well.
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry them.
Hot and crispy vada's are ready to taste........