This dish is a perfect fasting snack. It is extremely delicious. It is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside which makes it very enjoyable to have. It is very famous amongst Maharashtrians and can even be made on various occasions. The flavours groundnut powder, sago and chillies combine to make a very delectable dish.
Sago is nearly pure carbohydrate and has very little protein, vitamins, or minerals. It can be enriched by the addition of other healthy food options like groundnuts, vegetables, milk etc.
1 cup soaked sago
3 medium sized boiled and mashed potatoes
2 to 3 green chillies (finely chopped/crushed)
salt to taste
oil to deep fry(as required)
2 1/2 tbsp roasted and coarsely powdered pea nuts
- For 1 cups of soaked sago, wash ½ cup of raw sago, drain and then soak them in ¾ cup of water for 4 to 5 hours, or till they swell and turn soft.
- Combine all the above ingredients except oil and mix well. Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and shape each portion into a 50 mm. (2”) diameter flat round. Keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a deep pan and deep-fry the vadas on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides. Drain on absorbent paper.
- Serve hot with green chutney or curd.