Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Sabudhana Vada

My father makes excellent Sabudhana Khichdi and I love it but my husband is not a big fan. I think there are two reasons why : 1) he hasn't tasted my dad's version and 2) almost all my attempts at making this have resulted in a gooey mass. Taking into consideration my husband's love for all things fried, i decided to make these vadas using the same ingredients my dad uses for the khichdi but added a mashed potato and omitted grated coconut - and a good idea that was. I loved how it resulted in a crunchy exterior and the insides satisfied my khichdi cravings... My husband was rather pleased too.

SABUDANA VADAS
Ingredients:

Potato -1, Boiled, peeled and mashed
Sabudhana (Sago/Javarisi) - 2/3 cup, soaked for atleast 5 hours, drained
Peanuts - 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup, powdered coarsely
Onion - half of a medium sized one, chopped
G. Chillies - 4 or 5, chopped
Coriander leaves - 6-7 stalks, chopped
Ginger - 1/2 inch chopped
Salt, to taste
Oil - to deep fry

Method:

1) Mix all of the above, except the oil. The potatoes will act as the binding agent.

2) Divide into small portions and shape and flatten each into a small vada.

3) Heat oil and deep fry these till golden on both sides. Serve hot for a crispy, crunchy snack.


Wishing everyone Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas.

18 comments:

  1. What a completely drool-worthy post! Happy holidays to you and your family!

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  2. mmm....yummy! knowing my love for sabudana..i know i will love this..

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  3. Laavanya you are making too many mouth watering dishes, this looks fa-bu-lous!!! :) I've bookmarked to try.

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  4. vada looks sooooooooo tempting :)

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  5. MY khichdi would also turn out into a gooey mess untill I tried Nupur's microwave method of sabudana khichdi.
    these wadas are an all time favourite though. :D

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  6. Lovely!!! I too like Khichidi but and like u said, mine turns out horrible too .. And even I end up making Vada everytime :D your vada looks gr8!!!

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  7. Thats delicious....will surely try it!!

    Happy hols!!

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  8. My friend has given me a recipe to make this vada!
    very crispy, and good looking vadas. Happy holidays, Laav!

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  9. Not a big fan of sabudana's but your vadas really tempt me. They look so absolutely crunchy & munchy!!

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  10. now this was one hostel snack i din't mind having :)

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  11. I love sabudana vadas. I remember eating them somewhere with some peanut chutney...I wonder if it was during my hostel days. It was oh so good! I have never bought sabudana or made it myself.
    Happy Holidays to you and the family,L. How is A doing? I saw somewhere that you said you had to cancel your plans. Hope she is better now. Take care.

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  12. very nice laav. I have had these, but never made it myself...Try adding some crushed peanuts next time, comes out well.

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  13. didnt know sago was so versatile!

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  14. Love that sabudhana, and this looks delicious. I often throw in some garlic too, like the pungent flavours :)

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  15. I have tasted these in hotels in mumbai.but dont find them here. thanks for sharing

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  16. Nupur Thank you so much. Wishing you a wonderful 08 too.

    Rajitha, I have no doubt you will. It was great. Hope you get a chance to try it.

    Thank you sagari.

    Namratha, you are sweet. Thanks. Let me know how you like it.

    Richa, thank you! :)

    Coffee, I took your advice and tried out Nupur's khichdi the day before and it was perfect!! Thank you. No more stove-top gooey mess. Good to have you back.

    Ramya, try out Nupur's microwave method. It worked great for me.

    Thank you Sugarcraft. Wishing you a fab New year ahead.

    Raks, Thank you. Wishing you a great new year too.

    Seena, am sure you'll like it. It is very crispy.

    Lakshmi, I wish I had snacks like this in my hostel. Lucky you.

    TBC, these are good.. and very easy to make too. Thanks for your wishes. Wishing you & H a great New Year :) A had ear infection first and since yday has viral fever. It's been non-stop really .. the poor thing. She's a trooper though. Hopefully she'll be fine soon. So, not much done for the holidays.. just at home.

    Seema, I did add peanuts to these as well. Gave it a nice crunch.

    Oh yes it is Nags!

    Kaykat, garlic would be a nice addn. Thanks.

    EC, thank you!

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