Sep 19, 2008

Tapioca or Sabakki vade / Sabudana vada

We love Sabudana. I was fanatically searching for a good tea time snack recipe to go with Jalebi. First thought of making Thair vade, then decided against it as there was not so much Yogurt at home. Sabudana vada is a speciality from Maharashtra. It's usually consumed as a fasting snack.

Ingredients: -
1 cup Sago / Sabudana
1 big potato, boiled & mashed
1/4 cup peanuts roasted & crushed coarsely
1 tsp amchur
1" ginger piece grated
2-3 green chillies, finely chopped
coriander leaves, finely chopped
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp

Method: -
1. Soak the sabudana in warm water overnight or at least for 5 hours. It will puff up & become translucent.
2. Mix the sabudana with all the other ingredients. If necessary mix 2 tsp of rice flour to get the right consistency.
3. Make equal-sized balls & flatten slightly on top. The Vadas have to be a little thick not flat.
4. Heat oil in a kadai & deep fry both the sides of the vadas till golden.
5. Serve with any chutney or sauce or can be consumed as it is.

I avoided adding water while making the vadas.

1 comment:

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