Thursday, 10 July 2014

SABUDANA VADA / SAGO PATTIES (UPWAS)

It was Ashadhi Ekadashi yesterday...ie a day for upwas / fast. Its not that I ever follow any religious fasting days as such, but for me these days are special as there is something different to prepare from the usual routine.

My son is a sabudana vada lover. He can gorge on them day and night...so that was definitely on the menu. Besides that I also realized to my horror that these simple and frequently made vadas were not on the blog.....a fatal crime.....jokes apart I am sharing with you here a simple but no fail recipe for Sabudana Vadas......


SABUDANA VADA / SAGO PATTIES (UPWAS)

INGREDIENTS

Sabudana / sago (soaked)
1 cup
Potato (boiled and mashed)
2 no.
Roasted peanut pdr (coarse)
3 – 4 tbsp
Jeera / cumin seeds
1 tsp
salt
T.T.
Sugar
½ tsp
Lime juice crushed with gr chillies
2 tsp + 2 nos
Coriander leaves (chopped)
3 – 4 sprigs
Oil
To deep fry


METHOD:

1.       Wash sago in water and soak for 3 – 4 hours. The water level for soaking should be same as the level of sago in the container. 

2.       By this time the sago would have completely absorbed the water and would swell up. Usually the sago swells up to 2 ½ times. Also press a sago ball between your fingers, it should break and form a crumbly moist powder.

 
3.       Mix together all the ingredients except oil and knead. The consistency should be like dough and the mix should stick to each other.

4.       In case it falls apart use a little moisture or knead with wet hands, that will do the trick.

 
 
5.       Divide into lemon sized portions. Roll into balls and flatten a little on your palms.


 
6.       Deep fry in hot oil till golden brown. Serve along with green chutney or curd.



7.       These vadas can be eaten during a fast.






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