Vazhakkai Kola Urundai/Raw banana Koftas

For the 4th week of Blogging Marathon #31 I chose meatless dishes and will be posting meatless dishes for next two days.
Today's recipe is kola urundai/kofta made with raw banana,usually these type of koftas are made with minced chicken or mutton which is popular in Southern parts of Tamilnadu .
For the vegetarian version instead of meat,raw banana,elephant yam or potato even beet root is used, rest of the ingredients remains same.
This can be either served as a snack or an accompaniment for sambar rice or variety rice also.Sometimes the fried balls are soaked in Masala kulambhu and served like the mutton kola urundai kulambhu.Now on to the recipe.................


Raw banana/vazhakkai 1(medium size)
Roasted gram dhal/pottukadalai1/4cup
Red chilly/varamilagai5
Shallots/chinna vengayam4
Garlic/poondu2 cloves
Ginger/inji1/2' piece
Fennel seeds/sombu1tsp
Curry leaves/karivepillai1sprig
Coriander leaves/kothamalli1tbs(finely chopped)
Oilfor frying


  • Cook the raw banana in a boiling water till it becomes soft,and skin,grate it in a grater.Powder the roasted gram dhal and keep it aside.
  • In a mixie jar add grated coconut,onions,red chillies,ginger,garlic,fennel,curry leaves,and salt.Pulse it without adding water.Once the mixture becomes coarse, sprinkle some water and grind it now add the grated raw banana and grind it to a smooth paste.

  • Transfer it to a plate now, add the powdered dhal,chopped coriander leaves to  the batter, mix it well.

  • Now make small balls out of the batter and keep it ready.Fry the balls in the oil in a medium flame till it becomes crisp and brown.Take out from the oil and drain it in a paper towel.

  • Serve it as a snack or accompaniment.


  •  If the batter becomes watery add little more pottukadalai powder or besan.
  • Green chillies or red chilly powder can be used.
  • Oil should be in a medium flame,if the oil not hot enough the balls may separate,too hot means it changes color without cooking inside.
  • Don't make the balls too big,a gooseberry size is good enough otherwise it won't cook properly or chances are there for disintegrating in the oil.

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wow kola urundai looks super delicious :) and lovely presentation dear :)

I want that whole plate, super crispy balls..

Ah another Urundai recipe!..and this sounds so much like a meat dish...

Nalini, mouthwatering pictures, the dominos pizza rolls they call it lebanese rolls because they zatar and all. are made with almost the same ingredients as you mentioned, but your surely look the most inviting

I love raw bananas, can just imagine how it tastes!!! Yumm...

I love this a lot. Loving dat plate

Looks delicious and crispy.

love the picture composition!

Awesome presentation and lovely clicks. Those urundais are so perfectly round and look absolutely delicious.

Delicious and inviting. Pics look great.

Looks perfect and pics are awesome Nalini :)

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