How to make Jain Sabudana Vada - These sabudana vadas are especially for the Jains – they have no potatoes.

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Main Ingredients : Sago (sabudana) (साबुदाना), Raw bananas (कच्चे केले)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Jain Sabudana Vada

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Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

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Jain Sabudana Vada Recipe Card

Jain Sabudana Vada

Prep Time : 5-6 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Jain Sabudana Vada Recipe

  • Sago (sabudana) soaked in 1 cup water for 5-6 hours 1 cup

  • Raw bananas boiled, peeled and mashed 3-4

  • Roasted peanuts crushed 4 tablespoons

  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoons

  • Green chillies chopped 2

  • Sugar 3 1/2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Yogurt warm 1/4 cup


Step 1

Put sago, raw banana, peanuts, lemon juice, green chillies, one teaspoon sugar, salt and coriander leaves in a bowl and mix well.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai,

Step 3

Add very little water to the mixture in the bowl and mix well.

Step 4

Reserve two tablespoons of the sago mixture and divide the remaining mixture into twelve equal portions, shape them into vadas, slide into hot oil and deep-fry till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 5

Whisk yogurt. Add remaining sugar, salt and reserved sago mixture and mix well.

Step 6

Serve hot vadas with the yogurt mixture.

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