Friday, March 2, 2012

Sabudhana Vada/Javarassi Vadai

Sabudhana / Javarassi is not used a lot in my house..We are not a big fan of sabudhana upma..dont mind having it, once in two months maybe :D , as papads i always prefer koozhu vathala ( a fritter made of flour) more.. IN my MIL's place they make Sabudhana Koozhu, which S loves a lot & can have bowls of it!! The only form i love this is in the form of a vada..





As a kid,Amma had done this once & god knows what happened, the vada split, spluttering oil over her & all over the place..She was stunned & that's it, she never tried that again..& i forgot all about it.. My love for this vada re-surfaced, when Goli, a joint in Bangalore (known for its Vada-pav & sabudhana vada) opened..& every time we came to Jayanagar side, we would pick up varieties of Vada-pav's ( you get many varieties out there) for everyone and sabudhana vadas for me..Of course,with the vada pav!!  :D.It almost become a ritual..passing goli & not picking up vada for me, would be the biggest crime ;)


After a long time, i made this here..Its pretty cold out here & there are those craving days, when you want to eat something hot & something fried..This is easy to make, taste good, crisp outside & lightly chewy inside..Just the way i like it :)






Ingredients
1. Sabudhana/Javarasi/Sago - 1 cup
2. Curd - 1/2 - 3/4 cup
3. Rice Flour - 1/2 cup
4. Green Chillies - 3/4
5. Jeera/Cumin - 1-1.5tsp
6. Red Chilli powder - 1tsp
7. Salt - to taste
8. Boiled & mashed potatoes - 1/2cup (optional)
9. Coconut (fresh/frozen)- 1/4 cup (optional)
9. Oil - for deep fry


Preparation Time!!
1. Take sabudhana is a bowl & clean it a couple of time. Drain the water & place in a bowl
2. Add the chopped chillies, jeera, potatoes, coconut ( i didn't use them),rice flour & curd to the sabudhana. Mix well and let it rest for close to 1-2 hrs ( You will notice that the sabudhana would have become soft by now)
3. You could reduce or increase curd based on the vada consistency. The dough has to be thick, like lentil vadai & not watery..
4. After 1-2 hrs, if you feel the mixture to be very dry, go ahead & add a little more curd, so that its moist, yet firm
5. Heat the oil & once its hot enough to fry ..take small ball of the vada mixture, flatten to a round shape & deep fry them


Enjoy with tomato ketchup :).. Guess next time i make this, will post pics of the batter!


Serving : 15 medium sized vadas
Duration : Active time - 20 minutes






Sending this to 
Sumee's Bon Vivant : Savory Items, Cuisine Delights' Colorful Holi, Preethi's 'Color N Sweet- Holi Fest' ,Surabhi's Holi Hai,Resh' Comfort Food & my own event 'Im The STAR'




54 comments:

  1. Yummy n crispy vadas,love it with a cup of tea!!

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    1. This is def a great tea time snack julie :)

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  2. This is awesome! Looks so crispy & the click makes it more tempting!! Loved the recipe :)

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  3. Love these vadas, it's cold here too and you have tempted me too..

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    1. U should make this & i know can experiment with the combo too ;)

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  4. Oh, that looks good! I want something crispy for Friday!

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    1. Awwww...u are on the healthy side, i shouldn't be the one tempting u :D

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  5. Aww these are my favorite! I feel like making it right away in my kitchen :)

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    1. :D...i am really happy to hear that !

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  6. Hi Rasi! Thanks for inviting me to you event. I'm actually busy with exams now and so not cooking much. And so I can't send recipes to your events now. But I'll be back in May and I shall participate in your events then. :)
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    1. Thanks a ton for dropping by to convey this :).. All the very best..see u in action soon :)

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  7. Yummy vadai. Perfect tea time snack.

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  8. Crispy and yummy vadai's, a must try recipe.

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    1. @vardhini : couldn't agree more
      @Umm & reshmi: thanks ppl :)

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  9. vada looks crispy. can I have one?

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  10. yummy delicious and crispy sabudana vada.

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    1. Thanks kitchen queen.. Good to hear :)

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  11. Superb appetizer this holi...
    Thanks linking it @ Holi Hai
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  12. Love these vadas..they are my favorite..yours looks so tempitng

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    1. @surabhi : enjoyy holiii hai :)
      @kaveri : thanks! mine too!

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  13. Rasi, i didnt know of this vada variety.. i have to tell mom right away to try it so she can make it for me when i visit. (i 've never made anything with sabudana and don't store it)
    You did scare me a little talking about your mom's accident when cooking these, albeit a long time ago :)

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    1. That was one thing, which made me think a hell lot before i tried it..but when the first time i did, it clicked..Then i have ni qualms doing it now :).. Try this la..am sure u will love it!

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  14. yummy vadas Rasi....superb recipe

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    1. Thanks faseela, vimitha & aarthi :))

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    1. Awesome recipe...a must to try

      Aarthi
      http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  16. awesome...thnks 4 linking with my event:)

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    1. u welcome grl.. hope to see ur creative creations in my event :)

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  17. Vadas look quite yummy .. I have somehow never made Sabudana vadas, guess the time has come :)

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  18. looks so crispy n hot..loved it......

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  19. I love sabudana khidchi which the Maharastrians make for Navratri....this vada looks yummy...wish I could just extend my hand and pick up one from your platter :-)

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    1. awww.. wish that was possible :).. have heard a hell lot about the khichidi.. but have never tasted the sabudhana version of it :(

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  20. Saboodana vada is an all time favorite! I remember eating these with a spicy mint and yogurt chutney.

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    1. Thats the nice chutney for this.. i manage with ketchup :D

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  21. This is absolutely new to me but looks great! Gotta try it sometime!


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    1. Sure.. u will love it..let me know how u like it :)

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  22. sabudan wada very very tasty vada

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  23. very yummy vada, i have never tasted this..looks nice dear..

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    1. Thanks torview & sobha :).. u should try this.. totally worth it!

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  24. true sabudhana not my favorite either!! but t vadas look appetizing :)

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  25. crispy vadai...never tried with sago!

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    1. should try rekha & aishwarya :) & thanks sumee :)

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  26. Ummm.. Drooling here. Crispy and savory. very nice!

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  27. crispy and cute...;) thanks for linking it to my event

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