Hello! So what’s cooking at your end? Christmas is fast approaching and so is the New Year! There must be some set plan to keep you occupied during the year end. The weather down here seems to cool up. So during the chilling weather it’s always awesome to have a cup of hot coffee or tea with something spicy in the evening. That was my idea exactly when I thought of making Crispy – Crunchy Sago Vada (also popularly known as the saabudhaana vada). I happened to go through this recipe some days ago. I wanted to try it. But the venture, I thought was a bit risky because Sago Vadas are very famous for being very oily. From health point of view that happens to be a drawback. But at the same time I wanted to eat it at any cost. So I decided to get into the venture. I had the help of my aunty as well, who happens to be a very good cook. I’m sure many of you would go forward trying this one as it is really very tasty!
250 gms Sago (Saabudhaana)
5 boiled and mashed potatoes (medium to large size)
Coriander leaves (1 bunch- finely chopped)
Curry leaves (about 25-30 leaves –finely chopped)
4 big green chillies finely chopped
½ big sized lemon juice
1 tsp turmeric powder
Salt as per requirement
Oil for frying
Wash the sago very well with water and then soak it in water sufficient to cover it and keep it aside for about 2-3 hours. Take the well soaked sago, mashed potatoes, add coriander leaves, curry leaves, green chillies, turmeric powder, lemon juice and salt and mix very well. Refrigerate the mixture for about 20 minutes. Remove the mixture and then make round balls and flatten it and deep fry it in oil till golden brown. Remove from oil and serve hot with sauce or pudina chutney.
Tip: The mixture (or the dough) is refrigerated so that it does not absorb a lot of oil in the process of deep frying the same. Sago Vadas are mostly known for absorbing oil at peak.
The recipe is simple. It does not take much of your time. It’s just that you need to give a bit of patience to it. The end result, I promise, is really – amazingly tasty.
So why wait!!! Just rush and treat yourselves to the Crispy- Crunchy Sago Vadas this winter.
Catch you all very soon with something interesting.