Saboodana is a food starch which is prepared by extracting contents out of a sago palm tree. It is mainly consumed during fasting ,but has become very popular as a snack item mostly in the state of Maharashtra.
Back in India my mother is the one who observes a fast and everyone else just pretends to fast for the love of saboodana vada or khichdi! When my parents visited us here, my mom made saboodana vada and it was the best vada we ever had ! The recipe I had been following was very different from this one, so I decided to delete it forever and follow the new one! These vada's have crispy texture and they taste awesome! Make them for your friends or family and you sure won't be disappointed! I have not met anyone who does not like the taste of a good crispy saboodana wada!
- Saboodana or Sago (Soak it for about 6 hrs)--2 cups
- Samo rice (Moraiyo ) --3/4th cup (cooked just like normal rice, add 1 1/2 cup water and boil for 7-8 min till soft)
- Peanut Powder --1/2 cup (roast peanuts and grindto fine powder)
- Jeera--1 tsp
- Chilli powder--1 tsp
- Coriander leaves--optional
- Salt to taste
Combine all the the above ingredients and rub in a bit of oil . Make tiny balls and flatten on a greased plate with some oil, to form a thin layer or wada . Heat some oil and deep fry this wada on medium heat until it becomes golden brown. Make sure the temperature of oil is right and it is not too hot. The perfect wada is crispy outside and soft and well cooked inside..Enjoy with yogurt or just pop it in while hot!