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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Shaboor Bada

(Saboodana Vada or Fried Dumplings of Saboo)

I love Saturday evenings...just the thought of a holiday the next day, makes my heart soar with joy! And hence, Saturday evening teatime demands a little more than the usual biscuits or muri-makhaa!
As I was sifting through the stuff that would add an extra zing to my leisurely evening tea, I found a packet of saboo dana, bought quite sometime back and forgotten!
Retrieving the poor little forgotten packet, I set out to make the simple yet tasty Shaboor Bada (Deep fried Dumplings/Vada made of Saboodana)
Ingredients :
Saboo dana - 250gms
Potatoes - 3 medium sized
Onions - 1 chopped
Tomato - 1 chopped (Optional..I didnt use)
Jeera/Whole Cumin seeds - 1 - 1.5 tsp
Green chillies-4-5 (or more) chopped
Ginger-freshly grated (I used ginger paste)
Salt/Rock salt - as per taste
Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup -chopped fine
Oil for deep frying

Procedure :
1. Soak the saboodana in water for about 15-20 minutes. I dont like them too soggy/mushy hence depending on the quality, the soaking time may be less. Keep checking while you arrange the other ingredients.

2. Boil 3 medium sized potatoes in a pressure cooker.

3.Mash the boiled potatoes. Add all ingredients in the 'Ingredients' list except saboodana.

4.By now the soaked saboo is ready. Drain off the water and mix thoroughly with the mashed potatoes.

5. Divide into around 20-24 balls and flatten between palms of your hands.
6.In a wok, heat oil for deep frying. Deep fry the Bodas/Vadas/Dumplings in batches till golden brown.

7. Serve hot with any chutney or Sauce. I served with Kashundi (A traditional Bengali mustard sauce) and munch along with a steaming hot cup of tea!
The above post, is my entry for "Sunday Snack: Festive Snack of Navratri and Diwali" hosted by Indrani of APPYAYAN.

This recipe is also being sent to 'Fast & Quick Healthy Dishes - Guest hosted by Kalpana Sareesh of Life with Spices, on behalf of Priya of Priya's Versatile Recipes


Tina said...

Woww yummy and easy vada..Looks crispy.

Indrani said...

Sabudana vada...uffff..jive jal ese jachche...yummmy...thanks for sending them to my event..gr8 easy recipe

HR said...

arre babba.... sabu dana keo ei bhabe khaoa jaay?.. great.....

Sudeshna said...

Ah, you post came just at the right time. I bought a packet of tapioca yesterday :). Thanks for sharing the recipe, its lovely.

Sharmistha Guha said...

@Tina-Welcome to my space!
These vadas are really easy to make & tasty too!

Sharmistha Guha said...

@Indrani-Thank you! And you're welcome!! :)

Sharmistha Guha said...

@HR-Khaanni? Eta khub easy!!

Sharmistha Guha said...

@Sudeshna-Wow...telepathy??? ha ha ha!!

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Sharmistha
I like this one on sundays..Boudi-r mood bhalo thakle majhe majhe paoa jae ...
Kolkata theke phir-e sab missed blog gulo PoD-chhi..
AJ kal food blog PaDa ta kemon jeno Upanyas paDar moton hoe gechhe..Pujo-r sankhya :-)