Nothing is more important in an Indian household than the customary “Chai time”…
It’s usually around 3-4 P.M. when lunch is finally settling in and the late afternoon lull is setting in..
You need caffeine!!
Tea or Coffee will do.. BUT a savory and/or a sweet snack to accompany a hot beverage is much needed.. and here comes my TA-DA….Potato and Sabudana* vada!
*Sabudana- Pearl Sago Or Tapioca seeds.
Crunchy on the outside and moist and buttery on the inside.
Preparation of Sabudana:
Take 1/2 cup of sabudana and rinse in 3-4 changes of cold water.
Soak for 20-30 minutes and drain using a sieve for at least 30 minutes
The seeds will fluff up and turn a bright white.
1 boiled potato
1 Tbsp chopped cilantro
1 chopped green chillies
1 minced garlic clove
1 tsp grated ginger
1 Tbsp crushed roasted peanuts (optional).
Season with salt, pepper and cayenne if needed.
|Add 1/2 cup of rinsed and drained Sabudana to the potato mixture|
|Make small patties and fry in oil on medium heat for 3-4 minutes till golden brown.|
|Drain on paper towels and serve with hot sauce or tamarind chutney!|