Sabudana Vada |Sabudana Tikki 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.
In a bowl, put ½ cup sabudana and ½ cup water. Remember water should be just enough to soak till the tip and not extra otherwise the sabudana will get soggy and will retain excess water and the vadas will break while frying. Soak this and keep aside for 2-3 hours or overnight in the fridge.
Next, in a large bowl, mix together, soaked sabudana, boiled and grated potatoes, roasted and crushed peanuts, chopped green chillies, sendha namak/rock salt, black pepper powder, powdered sugar and lemon juice.
Mix and mash this mixture well with your hands until everything comes together.
Now, make small dumplings/cutlets/tikkis/vadas of this mixture with your hands and keep them aside covered.
Heat oil in a kadai/wok, bring it to boiling hot temperature and start putting the vadas into the oil to fry.
Fry them evenly on both sides ,turning them as needed.
Serve hot with vrat green chutney or have them with cold yogurt