Monday, September 29, 2014

Sabudana Vada - Not Fried | Sago Balls and Banana nuts Lassi

During Navratri, people fast or eat farali food. But for me when you say farali food, its always (mostly )  fry food and when you are eating less or doing fast for some reason, why to eat greasy food. This is perfect to eat during fast. But when you are fasting eating frying food is not good on empty stomach in my opinion. So I wanted to make this healthy way but still taking care of fasting rules. This vada are not fried so you don't need to add any flours or yogurt to make soft. It is as soft as it is and still delicious. As you all know my love for my paniyaram pan, I wanted to make this in it and I got perfect opportunity to make this during fast. So here it is, everyone's favorite sabudana vada but in healthy way. To pair it up I made Banana walnut lassi and it was just too good.

Ingredients :

1/2 cup sabudana before soaking
2 potatoes
2 tsp. crushed ginger and green chilies mix
1 tsp. lime juice
1 tsp. roasted jeera (cumin) powder
3 tbsp. crushed peanuts
1 tsp. cinnamon powder
1 tsp. clove powder
salt as per taste
1 - 2 tsp. oil


Soak sabudana in plenty of water for 2-3 hours. Check the quality of your sabudana and soak it more if needed. Mine was done in 2 hours.
Boil the potatoes in pressure cooker or microwave.
After soaking sabudana, washed them thoroughly and drain it very well.
Take a bowl. Add sabudana, mashed potatoes, ginger, chili, peanuts, lime juice, salt and both powder.

Heat the paniyaram pan. Add drop of oil in it.
Make small rounds of mixture and put it in pan.

Cook it from all the side till its become red. You can make patties and deep fry it or shallow fry it too. Have to try about baking , don't know about that, if anyone try baking it let me know please.
Make all the balls and take it out on paper towel. Its sago, no matter how little oil you put, it will leave oil.
Serve at room temperature with green chutney or Maggie hot sauce or ketchup.

For Lassi :

Mix one banana, 1 cup yogurt, 2 tbsp honey, nuts as per your choice. Mix it in grinder and thick delicious lassi is ready.

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  1. Nice healthy vadas! I wouldn't mind fasting for these vadas :)

  2. Good and healthy Sabudana vada, no fried only baked.

  3. nice one- different and healthy farali foods are always appreciated in our house, thanks :)

  4. Wow really healthy sabudana vadas

  5. Linsy this is a brilliant idea.. i would definitely try it..

  6. Looks amazing Linsy. Definitely a must with hot chilli sauce.

  7. vadas look good must try them without frying.

  8. What an idea Linsy ! Vadas look yum.
    Sabudana is sago I guess.

  9. Good idea.. the fried ones are too heavy .. I just can't eat more than one.

  10. love your healthy vadas..looks too yumm...thanks for linking

  11. Lovely vadas linsy ...Will try it this way

  12. A great way to make this healthy and tasty snack.

  13. Very healthy vadas, definitely guilt free.

  14. Tried the banana nut lassi, yummy... its like a smoothie.
    Please participate in the diwali event I am hosting. Thanks.

  15. I miss this vada,had lots in college days..You have made it guilt free by using paniyaram pan..yummy!!

  16. I love baked alternatives to fried dishes. Your Sabudana Vada look very tasty! Thank you for sharing them with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.


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