Sabudana Vada is a very popular Maharashtrian snack made with tapioca pearls (sago), boiled potatoes and peanuts. As sabudana is rich in complex carbohydrates, it is used to make various dishes especially on days of fasting i.e. navratri, maha shivratri etc. Sago vada can also be served as a tea time snack, a starter or even as a side dish for variety rice. It is easy to make and taste very delicious. Today we will learn how to make sabudana vada following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.
Roast peanuts, remove the skin and dry grind it coarsely.
Pressure cook 1 potato, peel the skin, grate it and keep it ready. We need half a cup of grated potato. If you have excess, you can refrigerate it and use it to make aloo paratha. Wash, peel and grate ginger.
I have used the white mavu javvarisi to make this vada. Use good quality sago. Soak it for 5 hours in double the quantity of water. When you press the sago between your fingers, it should get mushed or check it by tasting it. It should be soft.
Drain the water completely. Leave it in the strainer for 15 minutes. Then it is ready to use for making vada.
In a bowl mix together, soaked and drained sago, grated potato, finely chopped coriander leaves, grated ginger, green chillies, peanuts, salt to taste and lemon juice.
Mix everything well and divide the mixture into 11 equal parts. Make smooth balls and then flatten it to form patties. Dust your hands with rice flour or amaranth flour (if preparing for fast) to prevent it from sticking to your hands.
Heat oil in a pan, when it is hot, reduce the heat to medium low and gently drop the prepared vadas into the oil.
Deep fry both the sides until golden brown. Once done, remove the vadas with a slotted ladle and place it on a colander or paper towel to drain off excess oil.
Serve hot sabudana vadas with green chutney or tomato ketchup or just yogurt. It tastes good on it own also.
Note - If you are preparing the vada for fasting, use rajgira flour (amaranth flour) for dusting instead of rice flour and sendha namak or Himalayan rock salt in place of regular salt for making the vadas.
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