2 days back I was watching the movie Kaatha. It was those nostalgic 1980 movies starring Nasrudin Shah, Dipti Naval and Farukh Sheikh. It had the mumbai I so much love watching, the chals, the people. In one of the scenes, Dipti Naval makes hot sabudana vadas.
Oh my god, its been years literally years since I had those. In fact I never made them in my house fearing the amount of calories they have because they are fried in the oil.
But then, the movie and the nostalgic time brought in the carving and I was dying to have them.
So this is how I made them and they came out to be awesome.
1. 1 cup sago seeds. Washed and drained, just leave little bit of water for the sago seeds to soak. Leave them over night.
2. 2 medium size potatoes.
3. Handful peanuts, roasted and crushed.
4. 1 tsp sugar.
5. Green chillies finely chopped.
6. Coriander leaves finely chopped.
1. Mix the above ingredients in a nice mixture and make flat patties.
2. In a sandwich maker, put 1 drop oil in all 4 sections. Put the above patties and then apply 1 drop oil on each patty. Spread that 1 drop oil nicely on the patty. Now, close the toaster shut for 5 minutes. Then turn the patty around and then again leave it for 5 minutes.
3. The patties should be crisp and brown.
The first batch took longer time to prepare but the second batch was done quickly.
To be honest it does take time to make sabudana vada like this but its worth the time. The taste is exactly the same and only 2 drop oil per vada (can you beat that).