Sabudana Vada ( Faraal Recipe)

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A very famous faraal food from the maharashtrian repertoire, this can either be relished as a quick snack or as a whole meal along with curds and chutney!

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Soaking time:  4 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 8 vadas
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1/2 cup sago (sabudana)
1 cup boiled , peeled and mashed potatoes
1/3 cup roasted peanuts , coarsely crushed
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
1 1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1/2 tsp lemon juice , optional
of sugar , optional
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

For Serving
green chutney
1 cup fresh curds (dahi) , mixed with 3 tbsp powdered sugar

  1. Clean, wash and soak the sago in approx. 1/3 cup of water for about 4 to 5 hours or till all the water is absorbed and the sago swells.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and shape each portion into a 75 mm. (3”) diameter flat round. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep-fry the vadas on a medium flame till they turn light brown in colour from both the sides. Drain on absorbent paper.
  5. Serve hot with green chutney and sweet curds.

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 on 20 May 12 10:07 AM

Tried out and was excellent.It's raining in b'lore and was an ideal snack ,hot spicy in the rainy evenings!