For all those looking for a Saatvik snack, here is a delicious dish that you can enjoy with green chutney. Perfect for festivals like Gudi Padwa, Navratri and Ram Navami, India is a country of various religions and cultures, which influences people to keep a fast every other month! During these fasts or vrat, one is advised to consume Sattvik diet, which means eating fruits and pure vegetarian foods. Sago or sabudana is a starchy product loaded with carbs & a little protein. This quick recipe is as much popular in North India as it is in the South, and can be made in several ways.
These can easily be packed in a lunchbox and are perfect for picnics and road trips. Pair it with some green chutney and relish its tantalizing flavours.
INGREDIENTS FOR SABUDANA VADA:
- 1 cup sago / sabudana
- 2 mashed,boiled potato
- 1/2 cup crushed peanut
- 3 pinches sendha namak
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoon ghee
- 1/2 tablespoon cumin seeds
STEPS FOR MAKING SABUDANA VADA:
1.Take a bowl and add sago and water to it. Soak for at least 2 hrs or till it gets fluffy. Once it’s done, drain the excess water and transfer the sago in a bowl. Keep it aside for 2-3 hours.
2. Take another bowl and add 2 boiled potatoes to it. Peel and mash them well using your hands. Meanwhile, Roast 1/2 cup of groundnuts in a pan over medium flame. Once done, transfer the nuts to a bowl keep them aside. Now add 1 tsp oil in the same pan and heat it over moderate flame. Add cumin and raisin to it. Saute for a few seconds and then turn off the flame.
3. Mix the sago, boiled potatoes and crushed groundnuts together in a bowl. Add salt, lemon juice and sugar to the mixture. Pour the cumin-raisin mixture into this bowl and mix well.
4. Take portions from the mixture and form vadas with oiled palms. Heat a pan over a low flame. Place these vadas on thepan and allow them to cook for 10 minutes on slow heat. Turn and cook to give it a nice golden-brown colour. Serve the sabudana vada hot with coriander or mint chutney.