FRIED PLANTAIN FLOWER(VALAIPOO)SHAMI KABAB INGREDIENTS: Plantain flower-1(boiled in water with salt) Ginger-1 inch Garlic-4 pods Onion-1 diced Green chillies-4 to 5 Garam masala powder-1/4 tsp Chana dal -1 cup (soaked in water for 3 to 4hours) Coconut(grated)-1 handfull Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp Poppy seeds-1/2 tsp(optional) Coriander leaves-as needed Salt-1tsp Oil-for deep frying and sauteing
METHOD: 1.Peel plantain flower and cut them small and boil in water with salt. 2.Drain the water and keep it aside. 3.Soak chana dal for 3 to 4 hours and drain.
SAUTEING: 4.In a kadai add 3 tsp of oil and add soaked chana dal,plantain flower,and add all the items listed except coriander leaves.add only half of the poppy seeds now. 5.Saute for some time till the mixture becomes dry. 6.Off the stove and let the mixture cool completely. GRINDING: 7.Grind the mixture to a coarse paste. 8.Try not to add water.if needed only sprinkle little. 9.Now add the cut coriander leaves and balance poppy seeds and mix well. 10.Make into small patties and deep fry them.
NOTE: 1.There is a chance for the patties to split in oil when any of the ingredients u add becomes more or less. 2.U can add 1 EGG to it to bind the mixture. or 3.Add roasted gram flour for thickness and binding. 4.When mixture sometimes becomes watery add roasted gram flour or besan flour. 5.Do not put too many patties at a time. 6.Can add bolied potatoes to the mixture before frying for extra taste. 7.Can substitute the same recipe with chicken,fish,mutton and raw banana.