Saboodana Vadaa

  • 4 large potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed
  • 1/2 cup sabudana (sago)
  • Water
  • 1 large onion chopped very fine
  • 2 green chillies chopped very fine
  • 2" piece of ginger grated
  • 1/4 cup peanuts roasted and crushed coarsely
  • 1 tsp raw mango powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable/canola/sunflower cooking oil for shallow frying
  • Soak the sabudana (sago) in warm water overnight. It will puff up and become translucent.
  • Mix the sabudana with all the other ingredients and form a paste. Add salt to taste.
  • Make the paste into equal-sized balls and flatten slightly to form patties.
  • Heat oil in a wide, flat pan and shallow fry the patties till golden.
  • Drain on paper towels and serve with tamarind chutney, mint-coriander chutney and piping-hot Masala Chai.

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