These sabudana vada are super delicious, very crispy outside and soft inside.
Sabudana is also known as sago or tapioca. We eat this patties during fasting or when special food is allowed. I make this dish when we don’t want to eat our regular food and craving for something spicy and yummy. It is highly addictive, it never feels enough even after eating so many. So make sure to make more than you expect everyone will be eating 😃😃. It doesn’t take long to cook and tastes amazing. We like to eat as a snacks or light supper. I have deep fried it but you can definitely make it in air fryer. This recipe serves 4 people.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
1 cup sabudana/sago rinsed twice and soaked in just enough water for 4-5 hour
5-6 potato boiled and mashed
1/2 cup peanut roasted, skin removed and crushed
4-5 green chili finely chopped
1 tsp ginger grated
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
10-12 curry leaves (if not making for faral)
Handful of chopper coriander (if not making for faral)
Tiny pinch of baking soda (if not making for faral)
Salt to taste
Oil for cooking
1. Wash and soak sabudana in water for 4-5 hours. Add enough water to cover sabudana. After 4-5 hours it should soak almost all water but not completely dry. If it’s dry then sprinkle little water. For this recipe, you needs slightly soggy (wet) sabudana.
2. Roast peanuts, remove skin and crush. Mash or grate boiled potato. Finely chop green chilies and grate ginger.
3. In a mixing bowl, add soaked sabudana, mashed potato, crushed peanuts, chopped chilies, grated ginger, cumin seeds and salt. If you are not making it for vrat, you can also add curry leaves (break in small pieces before adding), chopped coriander and pinch of baking soda. Mix well. Make desired size flat patties/coin. Keep this in fridge until ready to fry.
4. For deep frying, heat oil in a cast iron or lodge iron pan. When oil is hot, add 6-7 patties. Do not over crowd the pan. Fry it on high. Once it’s brown from one side, flip and fry on other side.
5. Remove from oil and put it on paper towel to drain access oil.
6. Serve immediately with yogurt, peanut chutney or raita on the side.
These are super addictive and everyone eat more than usual. It is very soft and airy from inside but outside is nice and crispy. Definitely worth trying.
Let me know if you have any question regarding this dish.
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