Sabudana Vada is a very easy and simple traditional Maharashtrian fasting dish prepared with sabudana, potatoes and crushed peanuts during Navaratri. This recipe is very much similar to Sabudana Thalipeeth.
- Sago (sabudana) -1 1/2 cups,
- Potatoes, boiled and mashed-3 medium,
- Roasted peanuts,coarsely grounded -1 cup
- Green chillies, finely chopped- 3
- Fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped- 2 tablespoons
- Sendha namak (rock salt) to taste
- Oil to deep fry
- In a bowl, soak the sago for about 8 hours, or overnight (See tips below for the method)
- Drain off excess water in the morning.
- Now mix together sabudana, mashed potatoes, grounded peanuts, chopped green chillies, coriander leaves and sendha namak.
- Mix thoroughly.
- Divide into sixteen lemon sized balls, flatten between palms of your hands.
- Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep fry the vadas in hot oil till golden brown.
- Serve hot with curd or raita).
- While draining the Sabudana make sure that there is no water remaining. You can sprinkle some water after draining
- Cover and leave overnight. This results in perfectly fluffed sago.
- For best results, Roast the peanuts and grind coarsely do not leave the peanuts in big chunks. It should be a fine powder with a few coarse pieces.