Sabudana Vada |Sabudana Tikki |Navratri Fasting Recipe is a fried dumpling made with tapioca/sabudana and boiled potatoes as main ingredients along with crushed peanuts and spices and condiments. Prepared and eaten in most parts of the country during Navratri Fasting/ Vrat or during any fasting.
Sabudana Vada & Sabudana Khichdi are two recipes that I always make during my fasting days in Navratri. Easy to prepare and you can have them with either yogurt or homemade vrat green chutney .Sabudana Kheer is the third one made with sabudana /tapioca which I never miss to prepare.
Its a Traditional Recipe
Navratri comes twice a year, once in March and then in September-October every year. During these Navratri Fasting, any grain flours are not consumed. Only a fruit based diet is followed which includes buckwheat flour, water chestnut flour, amaranth/rajgiri flour, samak rice flour / samak rice. Only a few vegetables are consumed like potato, tomatoes, pumpkin, Arbi with a no onion no garlic meal prepared once or twice a day as per preference.
I like to experiment and try and have new dishes prepared with these few flours and vegetable to not get bored of the flavors, but then a few traditional recipes you just cannot miss.One such recipe is Sabudana Vada. Tapioca / Sabudana being a very commonly used ingredient and easy to prepare had its special place in our traditional recipes .Originally it came from Maharashtra, where people make it not only during fasting days, but also as a everyday snack.
If you are looking for other interesting and traditional Fasting recipes then you may also look at these recipes on the blog: