Crispy fried patties of sago and potatoes
Sabudana vada is a popular Maharashtrian snack .Its is now very popular all over Indian as a fasting snack.Sabudana /tapioca pearl/sago is the main ingredient or popular ingredients to be used during fasting. During Navratri,ekadashi,janmashtmi etc religious fasts other grains and lentils are not consumed that time using sabudana is quite filling and satisfying ,even kids loves sabudana as a snack. I often make sabudana vada on regular basis as its my children’s favourite snack.
To make sabudana vada you need perfectly soaked sabudana, roasted and roughly grounded peanuts,boiled potato and fresh herbs .Soak the sabudana for at least 5-6 hours or overnight in just enough water i.e 1 inch above the sabudana. Next morning drain the extra water and spread it over a kitchen towel to remove the extra moisture.Then mix all the ingredients and shape into round and medium thick discs, don’t make too thick vadas else they will not turn crisp.
I prefer to shape the vadas with a hole in the center like we do to make medu vadas so they turn crisper even in the center but you can shape them either in round vadas or can make small round balls to serve as cocktail snack or starter.