Healthy Sabudana Vada with step by step pictures- Snack made with sago pearls having the flavors of coriander, tanginess of lemon, sharpness of green chilies, bite of peanuts and the same are fried with very little oil to make a healthy and delightful snack, the healthy sabudana vada. This snack gets its kick from the spicy green chutney used in its preparation. Sabudana vada is a deep-fried snack very popular in India. It is specially prepared on fasts. This recipe is however different, as the vada has a special and strong flavor of the greens and the same have been cooked in a healthy manner using very little oil. Non fried sabudana vada can be served with dates chutney or ketchup for breakfast or at the tea time.
Sabudana: To make any sabudana recipe, it is very important to wash and soak sabudana properly. To do that sabudana should be washed under running water till the water becomes clear. Thereafter it should be soaked in water, filling only enough water to cover the sabudana.
Boiled Potatoes: These are used to bring the mixture together. The required quantity might differ depending on the moisture in the potatoes. Add only as much is needed to bring the mixture together.
Peanuts: I like to use peanuts with the skin for this recipe. You can also use the skinned ones.
Green Chutney: This one ingredient adds a lot of flavor to the vada. If you are making it for fast, make sure to use the chutney which has no such ingredients which are not allowed during fasts. However, on the regular days, you can use the green chutney which is available.
Other Ingredients: In spite of adding green chutney, for more flavor, a lot of chopped coriander leaves have been added. Other than these, salt has been used to season the vadas. However, due to the addition of chutney, the mixture gets very moist and therefore, rice flour is used to make it workable.
Oil: The vadas have been fried in appe pan using little oil. If you do not have appe pan, you can make these in a pan or you can always deep fry the sabudana vada, although the same won’t be healthy sabudana vada in that case.
Other healthy recipes using sabudana include sabudana khichdi, sabudana thalipeeth, etc. Other than these, you might like the very delish sabudana vada recipe. Here is a collection of recipes using sabudana. Please do have a look.
Serve these hot with some ketchup for a weekday breakfast.
1.This recipe makes 10-12 sabudana vada.
2.In a mixing bowl add 3 boiled and grated potatoes. Into this add ¼ cup of green chutney.
3.Mix the two well.
4.Add 1 cup sabudana that has been soaked properly.
5.Next add in ½ cup of coarsely ground peanuts, salt to taste (be careful, as there is already salt in the chutney), 2 tbsp of rice flour, a handful of chopped coriander leaves and 1 chopped green chili.
6.Mix everything well. If the mixture appears too moist add more rice flour and if the mixture is too dry, add more boiled potato.
7.Shape the mixture into roundels.
8.Heat an appe pan and add little oil in it.
9.Put the vada in it.
10.Fry it rotating occasionally.
11.Fry till it is fried from all the sides.
12.Serve hot. Bon appetite!
PREP TIME 10 minutes + 4 hours soaking time
COOK TIME 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME 30 minutes + 4 hours passive time
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