Cooking in appe / aebleskiver pan is a healthier option of preparing traditionally deep fried snacks.
Sago Vada Better known as Sabudana Vada is one of those recipes that is often made during fasting / vrat .. These vadas a traditionally deep fried . I tried making them in the Appa / Danish Ableskiever Pan. These vadas are crunchy on the outside and soft inside.
Cooking time 20 -30 Mins
Serves : 4
3 medium boiled Potatoes .
1 cup tapioca (sabudana) soaked in 2 cups water for 3-4 hours.
Peanuts: ½ cup (crushed)
Salt as per taste
1 tsp finely chopped ginger ( optional )
2 finely chopped green chilies OR too taste
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro / coriander leaves
1 TBS Oil for appe pan
1. Soaked Tapioca will doubled in volume, by about 2
2.Drain soaked Sabudana very well making sure no water is left in it .
3.Cool & peel the boiled potatoes and grate or mash them really well .
4.Mix all the ingredients together along with sago and grated potatoes 5.The dough will be a little sticky and soft in consistency.
6.Divide the potato dough into 16 parts.
7.Roll each one into a smooth ball which can easily fit into the pan cavity. ( You will need to lightly oil your palms to prevent the dough from sticking.)
8. Heat the Appe pan really well and brush with little oil .
9. Drop carefully in moulds of the pan.
10. Brown from all the sides by flipping them ..
11. Serve hot with mint or coriander chutney and plain yogurt .
You can even bake these in the Oven
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Make small lemon sized balls and flatten it using your palms. Place the patties on the prepared baking sheet. Spray the top with cooking oil.
Bake for 15-20 minutes in the oven. Put the oven in broil mode and bake for another 2-5 minutes, let the top get a nice golden color.
Remove from oven, let it stand for a minute and enjoy your sabudana vadas
Heat oil for deep frying.
Drop the Wadas to the oil and fry them on medium high heat oil till golden brown from all the sides .