Today I bring to you the sabudana vada recipe with step by step instructions.
Have you been looking to experiment recipes during fasts? Want to tickle your taste buds may be because you got bored of monotonous fasting food?
Monsoon has almost completed its tenure but the festivities continue to keep us on toes. We don’t wrap up after Janmashtami, instead we gradually start gearing up for Navratri, so on and so forth. Fasting continues and the yummy indulgences don’t deter our religious spirits. The dry fruit sweets, coconut barfis, singhara cheela, sago recipes such as sabudana khichdi, sabudana fries, sabudana vadas, an assortment of halwas etc are the fasting delicacies which are relished upon. They sincerely boost us with energy, keeping us alive and kicking for the entire day ahead.
Having spent more than half of my life in Gujarat, I am a Gujju by heart. I can’t ever forget my delightful and colorful Navratris with friends, just for the mere reason, when parents officially allowed us to be out until late night 😛
Post wedding the frequent shuttling of cities didn’t give me the old feel but yes the reminiscences cannot be washed away.
Pune was one of the few cities I relocated to, once upon a time and trust me, if there is one place where I want to disembark my ship of vagabond life, will be this city, exclusive of doubts and drags. Our diaries of long bike adventures and the savoring of street food are too good to be true.
Just the mention of street food takes me first to gorging on the crispy, crunchy, gooey sabudana vadas along with sweet curd and mint chutney. Though it wasn’t the first time I digged into these soulful vadas but the Maharashtrian touch embellished all the cores. Never in my wildest dreams, I had imagined a post on these appetizers. My passions were all over and everywhere, well not in the kitchen at least. My foodie better-half did all the magic 😛
Benefits of sabudana:
Here is a quick look on the benefits of Sabudana or Tapoica pearls:
- Calcium strengthens bones
- Potassium improves blood circulation and maintains blood pressure
- Carbohydrates give you quick energy
- Folic acid and Vitamin B complex is extremely good for expecting mothers since it helps in fetus formation
- Iron increases hemoglobin, improves skin texture and hair growth
- Aids in digestion and prevents bloating as well as flatulence.
Sabudana vada recipe – preparation method:
Soak the sabudana depending upon the size, I had soaked for 1 hour. They are ready to be used when you see the pearls getting pressed with ease. Drain water and keep aside for half an hour.
Boil potatoes, mash them and mix along with peanuts, cumin seeds, ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves and salt.
Take a pan with enough oil for frying.
Make them into round cutlets form, dust them with any of the flour mentioned in the ingredients section in order to get the crispiness and fry them till they turn golden brown from both sides. Your sabudana vada/sabudana tikki is ready!
Serve warm with your favourite dip. I love it with sweet curd and mint chutney.
[yumprint-recipe id=’6′]Note: For fasting you can opt for water chestnut flour or amaranth flour
Hope you liked this sabudana vada recipe. Do make at home and enjoy!