Tuesday 23 October 2012

Sabudana Vada Guest Post by Vimitha

Ever since I have started blogging, I have got so many blogger friends who support me by faithfully visiting my blog every time I post a new recipe. One of the dearest blogger is Vimitha from My Culinary Trial Room, I love her blog because she has wonderful pictures with different varieties of delicious recipes. When I have requested her to do a guest post for my blog, she whole heartedly said yes and told me will message to me the recipe very soon.

I was so happy when I received her recipe today and told her will post this recipe as soon as possible. It's a wonderful recipe and I would love to try the recipe very soon, I looks so delicious and mouth watering. Now let's read what she has to say about this guest post and recipe in her own words. Thank you so much dear for this recipe, I'm loving it.

Vimitha@ My Culinary Trial Room

To those who do not know me, I am Vimitha and I blog @My Culinary Trial Room. A software engineer by profession, I never knew that even I would have cooking genes in me and I didn't even think about giving it a go until I got married and moved in with my in-laws. Even then I dared to take up the job of my MIL's sous-chef only. When we moved out and I got my very own kitchen, cooking became a chore rather than a hobby and I starting taking baby steps in the art of culinary with the advise from my MIL and amma. I started trying different recipes to impress my huss. Recipes scattered around the house instigated me to make a journal out of them but then writing is my weakness and I didn't have the patience to jot down every ingredients in a diary. Then I got introduced to the world of blogging and I got hooked to it. Inspired by many, I started my own blog and here I am doing my very first guest post in a lovely space.

When Sumanarthy asked me to do a guest blog at her space, I did not have any reason to tell no. And when she said that the theme was navratri special, I was super excited since I had wanted to try the sabudana vada that is traditionally made for navrathri vrat / fasting season and what better time than this. The recipe is simple to put together but be sure to use good and fresh sago pearls or else the vada tends to burst when put in hot oil.

This makes a super crunchy snack for your tea-time. Crispy outside and soft inside, you can never say no to this. I would suggest eating this fresh out off the kadai as they tend to lose their crunchiness after some time.

~*What U Need*~
Sabudana / Javvarisi / Sago / Tapioca pearls - 1/2 cup
Potato - 1, medium
Roasted peanuts - 1/4 cup
Rice flour - 1 tbsp
Green chillies - 2 nos, finely chopped
Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Cumin seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
Salt - to taste
Oil - to deep fry

How I Made it:

Wash sago pearls and soak in water for 4 to 6 hours. Drain and set aside. Pressure cook the potato for 2 whistles. Cool, peel the skin and mash well. Peel the skin off the peanuts and blend to a coarse powder. 
Take the soaked sago pearls in a mixing bowl along with mashed potato and peanuts. Add rice flour, green chillies, curry leaves, coriander leaves, cumin seeds and salt. Mix well. Make small round patties from the mixture and arrange them in a plate. 

Heat oil in a kadai and fry the vadas till golden brown. Drain the excess oil using paper towel.

Serve hot with tea / coffee.

** My Notes:
If the mixture is not binding together, add extra rice flour and mix.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

Signs off!!!


  1. nice post vimitha.. vada looks very crispy..

  2. lovely guest post....yummy n crispy vada

  3. lovely guest post.. Nice tempting vada Vimitha and Arthy


  4. Looks so crispy..I usually make it for naivediyam..

    1. Yea looks crispy...I hvnt tried...will try soon..

  5. I have never tried this, wish to have some :)

    1. I have never tried either Chitra...we try soon...

  6. It was a pleasure to write for dear... Thanks a ton

  7. A delicious snack. Read your blog inspires me new recipes with a Spanish style.


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