Sabudana Vada from the Ghats..
Have you travelled Mumbai-Pune by train?? If not then; you have missed on something heavenly.
The weather, Ghats- Valleys, Monkeys on varied points, Pleasant greenery, mild chilling wind – this just makes you going. If this is not suffice there is Karjat cha Vada-Pav or Lonavala chi Chikki – though not authentic yet apt for the time.
Along with these you get wonderful Omelettes, Cutlets, Bread rolls, Sabudana Vades etc – thanks to Indian Railway Catering Services. I may not be big fan of them (due to its oil dripped stuffs) but I admire the way they provide regional + national delicacies; this pleases all varied types of passengers.
- Sabudana \ Sago: 1 ½ cup
- Potatoes: 2 Medium – Boiled, Peeled and Mashed
- Green chillies: 3-4 finely minced
- Peanut Powder: 3-4 tbsp ( Roasted Peanuts grinded to rough powder )
- Coriander Leaves: 5 tbsp finely minced
- Cumin Seeds: 1 tsp
- Lemon juice to taste
- Sugar to taste
- Salt to taste
- Ghee for deep frying
- Soak Sabudana in whole lot of water for about 15-20 minutes. Drain the water and keep it about 4-5 hours
- Mix all ingredients except ghee; with light hands (don’t overdo as we don’t want to prepare dough – keep it granular).
- Make small balls of the mixture and flatten to make it in patties shape.
- Heat Ghee in Kadai; and deep fry the vadas till light brown and crispy.
Done! Serve with Fast Special Green Chutney.
This is one of my favourite chutney – Grind Coriander Leaves + Green chillies with salt, sugar and cumin seeds. Mix with curd. This gives light green chutney.