Monday, 7 February 2011

How To Make An Authentic Maharashtrian Style Sabudana Vada….revealing my secret

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Hi!
One might wonder why do I say a ‘must read’ for this post as Sabudana Vada is a very commonly made stuff and a lot of people make it quite regularly as fasting food. I have eaten this vada made by many people but have always found something missing, there’s a particular taste that always haunts me and which I am seeking for, when I want to eat or try this and which goes amiss in most of them.
Most of the people just mix the sago, potato, peanut, salt and chillies to make the vada and it turns out to be a good vada with great flavour but this is not what I am looking for, there are a few more ingredients when added to this
vada, takes it to a higher level in terms of taste and flavour which I am going to share with all of you here, one can say I am here to share some secrets which normally I should have hidden. But I always believe that by sharing I learn more than by hiding it and I also strongly believe that with the same procedure followed and ingredients used, one’s passion and the taste of one’s hand gets added to the preparation, so what I make and how it tastes, is not easy to copy..Winking smile
This vada though needs basic ingredients, can actually fail easily if not handled properly, so do ensure that you use good quality sago else the vadas might burst open while frying and which can cause burns and accidents. Also, use old potatoes which are cooked in open vessel, they yield a far superior result. Coming to the recipe, I am providing exact measures of the ingredients that I have used and gladly they gave me a good result, a result that I wait for. One can change one or more ingredients as per their choice but if you want to taste my kind of vada, just stick to this..
BTW this is my younger one’s favourite and he waited almost for two years for me to make these, which actually made me wonder how much patient he had been…and also, how lazy I was to keep postponing Smile with tongue out.
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Ingredients for Sabudana Vada
4 cups of soaked sago
2 medium sized, boiled potatoes
6-7 green chillies
3-4 tbsp. chopped coriander
3/4 cup roasted and crushed peanuts
3 tsp. singhada flour
3 tsp. rajgeera flour
1/2 tsp. sugar
salt to taste
1 tsp. cumin
oil/ ghee for frying
Method
Wash the sago with water 2-3 times and discard all the water, soak overnight, apply about 2-3 tsp of yogurt while soaking, this imparts a mildly sour taste to the vada.
Mix all the other ingredients into the sago and mix properly, ensure that the potatoes are properly crushed. The singhada and rajgeera flour not only helps bind well but they do add a great flavour too, so my word of advice would be not to miss them.
Heat oil or ghee on a medium flame, take a ping pong ball sized vada mix and flatten it and smoothen the edges, deep fry in oil or ghee till golden brown in colour, for best result fry in ghee.
Remove on a kitchen towel and serve hot with green-peanut chutney.
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Method for Green-Peanut chutney
Grind together a cup of chopped coriander with 6 large spoons yogurt, 1/2 cup roasted peanuts, 6 green chillies, salt and half teaspoon cumin to a smooth paste. Add a little water to make it a little thin, mix and serve. I have always found this chutney an excellent accompaniment for these vadas.
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These vadas are quite filling, they make an excellent starter and are perfect fasting food, moreover if made in large quantity they make a good brunch item, which was the case at my home, my kids love this and they can actually hog on them.
A word of caution, these vadas are quite addictive, no one can eat just one and plus they are high on calories, so it is surely not for weight conscious  and calorie conscious people.
I am sending this to Naina and PJ’s Flavours of Maharashtra.


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49 comments:

Priti said...

Beautiful clicks Pari ...and I totally agree with you ..I too believe sharing anything only increase knowledge and yes ..everyone hand has different taste..I have so many example of that in my own house...coming to your vada...it looks perfect and yummy ..want to grab those...so you used the atta ..ahh very true it's a secret...I never seen anyone using these flours before ...have to get those to try this! ....thanks for sharing your recipt..and hurray I typed such a long comment ...so you knw it's what my heart is saying rite now :)

Prathibha said...

Pari....I just love these vada's..the best I had so far is from prakash,dadar......They r just so so yumm..me n hubby both are big fans of these vada's..urs look no less than that...it is really a treat to my eyes...Enjoying ur pics now more than before..thanx for sharing the secret ingredients...these kind of tips r always welcome..good work dear

Hamaree Rasoi said...

These are highly additive !! I love to munch on these....Often make these as my son loves it. Pari what is rajgeera flour? Adding rajgeera and singhada flour sounds nice addition. would like to try this soon. Beautiful clicks...so tempting:-)

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Prathibha said...

hey pari,forgot 2 mention one thing..chk the chutney recipe..something is missing ..either the peanuts in chutney or the correction of name..:)

Pari said...

Wow, Priti, I'm mighty impressed with that long note dear, thanks so much, yes, the flours as well as the use of yogurt is surely my little secret, do try and let me know.
Prathy, I must taste the vadas at Prakash now that u have mentioned, i'm glad that u are enjoying my clicks and the tips.
Deepa, Rajgeera is a grain that is normally used for fasting, they are also called amaranthus seeds.Hope this helps u.

Pari said...

Thanks Prathy, have corrected.

Santosh Bangar said...

wow what a crunchu munchy vada the recipe is gr8 looking tempting
clics make vada more attractive

RAKS KITCHEN said...

They look so perfect and am sure it would taste equally good as it looks,I have never tried this vada so far,but if I am going to try,i know I am going to try your! I have never ever thought to hide anything in my recipes so far,in my blog and personally if some one asks too, I try to be as detailed as possible and dont take any risks if some one wants to try our recipe,I am so keen that they should get a good result ... :) Anyways thanks for sharing what you thought to be a secret ingredients! :)

Tina said...

Beautiful clicks.....Vada looks so cute nd crispy....

Harika's Kitchen said...

First time here vada looks awesome never tried with sabudada nice idea...

Pari said...

Dear Raji, I know dear that you are quite elaborate with your posts and so am I, I can not hide things even if I want to because I believe strongly that I learn more by sharing and I guess that's special about all the food bloggers, they are a huge resource surely.
Tina, so good to see ur comment after a long time. How is the little angel? Thanks for appreciating my clicks.

Harika, welcome to my space, I'm glad u liked it.

harini-jaya said...

I echo the feelings of all of u there that sharing is the most satisfying feeling of all. I am always as elaborate as possible (to the extent of annoying the other person!). I want all people to enjoy what we relish!!
These vadas are just out of the world..shall try the addition of the flours..never used sighada flour though!

savitha ramesh said...

spectacular post..loving ur clicks and i can feel the warmth in ur posts........really useful for us.thank u

jeyashrisuresh said...

i am a big fan of these vadas and i never tried this on my own. But as raks said,if i try oneday, will follow ur recipe only. beautiful and bright clicks

Sailaja Damodaran said...

These days pictures are turning our good.My favourite vadas.......Grabbing one from your plate.

Anonymous said...

excellent pic of the Masala Vada. they look delicious and mouth watering.

Pushpa said...

Delicious sabudhana vadas can't take my eyes of it.

Pavithra said...

Pari ur clicks are awesome and this is my fav vada too. Wonderful and elaborate post thanks for sharing this dear.. i am soo much tempted seeing this Vada now..Again ur pictures are too good.

Pavithra said...

Sure I am going to use both the flours when i make this time.. thanks so much for sharing this secret ingredient Pari.. I have both the flours at home.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Looks very tempting, I have got all the ingredients, will try it soon.

Shanthi said...

Beautiful clicks and perfect. Looks gorgeous, sure will give it a try.

divya said...

wow this is very awesome and healthy! very yummy too!wonderful clicks..

Latha said...

Love this vada. Looks perfect and delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Smitha said...

writing a blog is mainly to share what we know...if we hide anything...we are not being truthful to our readers and to ourselves...
the vadas look so perfect and tempting...its highly addictive and i would mayb eat all of them up!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Looks crispy and very gorgeous!

Madhu said...

Wow Pari! vada looks soooo nice.

Shanavi said...

Thanks for shring ur secrets .. love dthe clicks and the vadas are so perfect..

Krishnaveni said...

looks so perfect and yumm

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

Hi pari,
Lovely presentation and drooolworthy vadas..yes flours makes a lot of different in taste...agree with u..pass me some..our family fav ...yummmm
I too totally beleive in sharing wht ever creative things u hv in u..thts the purpose of starting a blog right??betn my mom use fasting flours and curd in thalipeeth as well as vadas too...
check here-http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/2010/08/tapioca-savoury-pancakessago.html

swapna said...

Perfect looking vadas...loved ur versions!!Looks yumm!!

Pavithra Kodical said...

Wow mouthwatering sago vada..nice click.. singhada flour and rajgeera flour are new to me.. Have to search for these in the Indian store.

Priya (elaichii) said...

What a perfect looking vadas! thanx for sharing the recipe! Bookmarked!

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

Delicious and crunchy vada... yum :)
nice addition of flours..
Hey i shared an award with u.. please follow this link :)
http://tahemeemshaik.blogspot.com/2011/02/its-raining-awards.html

LG said...

absolutely delicious. I must try it now! as they look sooo very tempting :D

Ms.Chitchat said...

Being the 35th comment, I can only second everybody's thoughts as much has been said, but I can still say awesome,awesome and awesome :):)

Pari said...

Thanks so much for appreciating the vada and the clicks. Sanyukta will check out ur post surely and am sure you would understand when I say they taste different

The Foodie said...

I love sabudana vada...very nicely presented..awards for you..please visit my blog and collect them.

Priya said...

Very addictive sago vadais, if i make them i wont stop munching them..

ila said...

Hi Pari,
U have fantastic and delicious space :) Wonderful Vada :) Yummy :)
Thanks for joining my space :)
Keep Visiting :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Absolutely stunning pictures...terrific recipe...love to try this version soon.

Kairali sisters said...

Thanks for sharing the secret, Pari..I love sabudana vadas...Now i can make them perfectly..

Jayasri Ravi said...

Hi pari, beautiful clicks dear, i too made this vasa just as you said :)) , I did not know about these flours thanks for sharing. Next tome when I go to Asian shop I am going to buy them and try these out, and as you said about posting a recipe, I try my best to share what I know I too second everybody's opinion out there

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow Pari, those are some mouth watering pics. I have bookmarked and surely making them as I love these, but always mess them up.

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Ur rite ,to get the perfect result sticking to ur recipe is the best!
I am in love with that peanut chutney and have been craving chutney fir a few days now :-)
Must make some soooonnn...

suma said...

Oh yes, these are really addictive and I love to eat these at a popular Maharashtrian restaurant here. I haven't made these in years, ur vadas surely want me to try these again with your special recipe!

And love your green peanut chutney!

Rajani said...

Wow Pari you are outdoing yourself with fab clicks and heartwarming wadas.I totally second your opinion on sharing.
Actually,I would like to take tips from you on photography as well.If you have time to,that is.
Thanks dear.
Rajani.

Pari said...

Thank u friends for such heart warming comments, I 'm just too overwhelmed.
Rajani, I'm still a novice when it comes to photography. I'm so glad that u are enjoying my captures. The only tip I can give u is take pics in day light and try to avoid using flash.

Minu said...

Beautiful presentation.
Adorable vada

Now Serving said...

I am totally bookmarking this one - I always find Saboodana vadais very oily looks AWESOME!

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