Sabudana Vada |Tikki

Sabudana Vada |Tikki

First time I had sabudana vada was at a friend's place and liked it very much, though I wanted make these vada but never really did. My friend has shared with me these vada recipe long back and after Pari post of same it was quite tempting and I end up making my own.  I followed little of my friend's recipe, some of Pari's and came up with my own version; also instead of deep frying I used shallow fry method and it did tasted equally good and little less guilt;) 
Since I made these during weekend late evening, the picture didn't do real justices to these yummy tikkis. 

Makes 12 medium size tikki's

Sabudana/Sago - 1/2 [ it becomes 1 cup after soaking]
Boiled Potato - 1 Large [ I used red potato]
Peanuts - 1/3 Cup [Roasted and Crushed]
Green Chillies -  2-3
Cilantro - 2 tbsp chopped
Singhada/Water Chestnut Flour - 1 tbsp [optional]
Flaxseeds Powder - 1 tbsp [optional]
Sugar - 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Rock Salt/ Kala Namak -1/2 tsp [optional]
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2-3 tbsp


1. Wash and soak sago overnight or for 4-5 hours ( the water should just cover the sago).

2. Drain the water and squeeze sago to remove excess water, peel n mash the potato.  Add all the ingredients with sago except oil.   

3. Mix well everything and divide in equal portions and make firm tikkis, smooth the edges.  If required grease hands with oil to make proper tikkis.

4. Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry tikkis until golden brown both sides on medium flame (you can also deep fried the vada).  

Remove in kitchen towel and serve with any chutney or sauce.  I served with green chutney, shall post the chutney recipe some time.  

It makes a great tea time snack, and wonderful way to please your guests :)