It’s chai time!! Potato and Sabudana vada!

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!

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