Sabudana Vada 

Sabudana Vada 

Sabudana vada is a popular recipe in Maharashtra prepared especially during fasts. The crunch of peanuts with versatile sago & potatoes with the spicy chillies makes one scrumptious finger licking experience. It’s flavourful and quite easy to make. A delicious evening tea time snack. 

Lets get started on the recipe. 

Difficultly level -Easy

Course – Snacks & Starters

Makes : 12 Vadas.  

Ingredients :

1/2 cup Sabudana (Sago) 

1 cup boiled, peeled and mashed potatoes 

1/4 cup coarsely crushed roasted peanuts 

2 tsp finely chopped green chillies 

2 tsp finely coriander leaves

1 tsp grated ginger

1/2 tsp jeera powder

2 tsp rice flour 

A pinch of Asafoetida (optional)

Sugar (optional)

Salt to taste 

Oil for deep frying 

Preparation:

  • Clean and soak the sago in 1/3 cup water for about 5-6 hours.
  • After 5 hours, the sago will be soft and fluffy. 
  • Add all the remaining ingredients to it and mix well. 
  • Divide the mixture into small portions & Make tikkis/vadas of equal size.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan and deep fry the vadas until they are golden brown in colour.
  • Drain excess oil in an absorbent paper and enjoy it hot with green chutney.

Tip – You can add grated cheese or paneer too, if you want to make it more creamy & cheesy. 

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    Raw Banana Tikkis

    Raw Banana Tikkis

    Raw bananas are the most underused and an underrated vegetable ever.  They are used widely only for chips. Which is shame because as an healthier substitute to potatoes, so much could be done with them. It’s twice nutritious than potatoes but just as tasty. 

    But As a South Indian, raw bananas are a regular in our kitchen. Be it in Aviyal, Poriyal, Bhajiyas,Chips or Podimas, the versatile raw bananas are widely used in the South Indian cuisine. 

    This is my grandmom’s recipe,  I tried it for the first time and it came out mouth-wateringly good. 

    So, Let’s get started with the recipe, shall we? 

    Ingredients:

    Two Raw bananas boiled and grated

    4-5 green chillies medium chopped

    5-6 curry leaves roughly chopped

    A few coriander leaves roughly chopped (optional)

    2 tsp ginger finely chopped

    2 tsp red chilli powder

    2 tsp coriander powder

    1 tsp turmeric powder

    A pinch of Asafoetida 

    Salt to taste

    Oil for deep frying

    Method:

    Boil the raw bananas without removing it’s skin. Let it cool for a few minutes. Grate the bananas after peeling its skin. Add the chopped green chillies, curry leaves and ginger.

    Now add turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder, salt and asafoetida and mix well thoroughly without adding any water.  

    Give it a form of tikkis/cutlets.

    Heat oil in a Kadhai and Put the tikkis one by one till it turns golden brown. 

    Your raw bananas tikkis are ready to be served. 

    Devour the hot and spicy tikkis with the chutney of your choice. 

    (#Tip I haven’t used bread crumbs for rolling like the way it’s usually done in tikkis because raw bananas are quite dry so it wont soak much oil. You can roll it in bread crumbs if you want)