Sabudana vadas often known as Sago Vadas or Tapioca Fries are ideal family snacks which can also be consumed during Navaratri or Janmastami fasts. However in that case avoid the onion and replace common salt with Sendha Namak (rock salt). These vadas are soft from inside and crispy outside, just too good to resist. Try it out for yourself!
Preparation Time : 20 minutes
Serves : 3-4 persons, Makes 10-12 vadas
Potatoes : 2, Boiled and peeled
Sabudana / Tapioca / Sago : 1/2 cup
Green Chili : 1, finely chopped
Onion : 1, finely chopped
Coriander leaves : 3 tablespoons, chopped
Refined flour / Maida : 2 tablespoons
Garam Masala : 1/2 teaspoon
Pepper powder / Kali mirch : 1/2 teaspoon
Salt as per taste
Water as required
Refined oil as required
Soak the Sago in enough water for around 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Heat oil in a kadhai or pan for deep frying or shallow frying.
In a bowl grate the potatoes. Wash the soaked Sago, drain excess water and add it to the potatoes. Add in the chopped onion, green chilies, coriander, Maida, Garam Masala, salt and pepper powder. Mix well with your hands.
Now wash your hands and take a spoonful of mixture in your palm. Make a ball and flatten it slightly. Drop it in the hot oil slowly. Similarly make the rest vadas. You can give it your desired shape. Deep-fry or shallow frying till golden brown. Drain excess oil in a kitchen towel.
Serve hot with tomato ketchup or mint chutney!