This and that and a recipe.

You know what, when I started the NaBloPoMo, my worry had been that I would have nothing to post. Funnily, the more I write, the more ideas I get. Even if I do end up boring you guys to death.

The bigger problem I have been having is that I have no time to blog-hop or to reply to comments. And that is killing me. I just hate it that the time just flies. Add to that, with the BPL contest, I have come across some more wonderful blogs and more to read, and no time to do it. Unfair, don’t you think? Anyway, I do think that NaBloPoMo, is not for me, and this is probably the last time that I do it.

To make life easier for all you guys, who have been groaning about the number of posts clogging the reader, let me post a recipe today.

I have a morbid fear of oily things. Not that I don’t eat them. I do, and then Iย feel horribly guilty. But one thing I draw a line at , is making them myself. I go to ridiculous heights to avoid frying things. I bake just about everything I can and whatever cannot be baked, does not get made in my kitchen. ย So here is my version of baked Sabudana vadas/cutlets. Easy-Peasy, as Poohi says and delicious too – certified by husband. Just so that you know, most of the things I make, do not pass his certification process.

Baked Sabudana Vadas


1 cup sabudana – soaked – I soak it for around 6 hours – but even 3 hours should be good enough
2 medium potatoes – boiled
3-4 green chillies – as per taste
1 cup peanuts – roasted and coarsely ground
1/2 inch grated ginger
salt to taste
1 tsp lemon juice – or as per taste. You can also use amchur powder, if you prefer that.
chopped coriander- optional
Mash the potatoes, add the rest of the ingredients and mix them well.
Shape into vadas.
Grease a baking sheet or tray with oil and place the vadas on it. Spray the top of the vadas with cooking oil spray or simply brush with some oil.
Bake until golden brown at 400 deg for around 20 mins or until golden brown, turning over midway through the process.

50 thoughts on “This and that and a recipe.

  1. Oh, Smits I had been wanting to ask you for this very recipe..thank you thank you thank you..let me take out my recipe book and note it down ๐Ÿ™‚

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you like it, Deeps ๐Ÿ™‚ It is delicious!

  2. oh this is the same at my side too, I hate anything fried… its either baked or if it cant be it gets in the paniyaram pan

    I have to buy a paniyaram pan this time in India. Do you get non-stick paniyaram pans too?

    and this is the exact same way i make sabudana vadas… ojas loves it, i was wondering what to give him for snack box tmrw… u have given me a idea

    ๐Ÿ™‚ I am glad ๐Ÿ™‚

    and i know i know i know what u mean by when u say no time at all

    ๐Ÿ™‚ I am going crazy with having no time to reply or comment or just read ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. “Add to that, with the BPL contest, I have come across some more wonderful blogs and more to read, and no time to do it.” I’m so with on this, Smits. Thanks to BPL, I have across such pearls but I get so frustrated when I’m unable to read them all. I feel I’m losing out on so much of worthwhile reading.

    Same here, Deeps! So many blogs and no time to read them, forget about commenting ๐Ÿ™‚

    • BPL has opened us to so many bloggers, and I wonder why we never met them before ๐Ÿ™‚

      I know! Such wonderful writers! I haven’t even been able to go to all the blogs! I wonder too why we never met them before! It makes so happy that I decided to participate.

      Very true…
      And I love Sabudana vadas… I’ll try this version, I love the khichdi too ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ a regular bf or snack ๐Ÿ™‚

      I love the Khichdi too ๐Ÿ™‚ I sometimes serve these vadas as starters ๐Ÿ™‚ Tasty, easy and just take it out of the oven – hassle free ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Now am worried abt this BPL thing…if I add any more blogs to my blogroll I might end up homeless and laptopless pretty soon:cry:

      Saksh, I am already very close to it. I think my 1.5 month holiday will be a much needed detox( for me and all you guys who will not have to read my posts ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Ok, shall get this vada thing to my wifes notice ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    How about you make it for your wife ๐Ÿ™‚

    I know, this Nomoplobomodocomo is becoming a mess !! I donno which and whose post I am commenting ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ and from your reply to comments, I can see that you have developed a severe disease of selective commenting ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    Let me reply to you first – selectively ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. thank you for the recipe! I will try it out tomorrow.. it looks so yummy that my stomach is growling now ๐Ÿ˜ฆ and it’s just 10:30 in the morning…

  6. This is the snack for tomorrow, when girls come back from school…you are a darling to give me this apt recipe…I’ve sabudana left, which I was wondering what to do. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I do hope you like it and you have to tell me how you found it ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I’ve seen this snacks sell everywhere in India. I didn’t know it’s so easy to make. I think it will be so great for the rainy days. I will definitely make this over the weekend. Thanks for sharing.

    Welcome here Tes, hope you like it.

  8. Oh this looks so yummmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! Will try it out sometime.

    Do let me know if you like them.

    And you are so right about BPL. I am loving the quality of posts that are being churned out ๐Ÿ™‚ I just wish there were ‘real’ prizes instead of ‘virtual ones’ ๐Ÿ™‚

    The quality of posts is really amazing, isn’t it? I have not even read through half of them ๐Ÿ˜ฆ By the time I reach most of them, it will be time for the next round ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. yes, my reader overflowing with posts and even if I get time to read I am unable to comment. Kudos to you for writing every single day!!!

    Writing everyday is not too bad.. I just churn out inane posts like these:) It is reading the others that I miss and replying to comments!

    Thanks for this recipe, I will try it for sure. Sabudana wadas are loved by all in our home but I do avoid them for fear of calories!

    The calorie count is much lesser in these. Hardly any oil, just the little used to grease the pan and brush on the vadas.

  10. u know i like sabudana wadas..more so coz no one at home can make them just right..but i dont like them for the fact that they are always so oily!!!makes u feel guilty about eating them!! lol

    I know! I feel terribly guilty eating oily stuff too – this is really nice that way. Hardly any oil and yet all the taste.

  11. The best thing about this recipe is it looks tempting and the recipe looks easy to make as well ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    You are already half way through the NaBloPoMo, so stay focused; for the first five days of July you can devote to only reading,relaxing and commenting :):)

  12. We r so similar Smiths; I tend to make anything and everything too ๐Ÿ˜›
    Sabudana Vadas r my all-time fav … must try soooon ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
    Drooooling over them ๐Ÿ™‚

    I just love them! Have to make them again.. I made baked Hara Bhara kebabs a couple of days ago, that is rather nice too.

    Easy-peasy … Poohi already finds cooking so easy is it ๐Ÿ˜› WTG Chef ๐Ÿ™‚

    LOL! No no, she does not say it for cooking, but she uses the words Easy-Peasy quite a lot these days :)\

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  14. nice one! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I think I’ll deep fry and end up feeling guilty! ๐Ÿ˜€
    By teh way, can I make these on the paniyaram pans?! I’m not sure…
    has anyone done it?

    I think you can make them in paniyaram pans – give it a shot and let us know – there another topic for the NaBloPoMo ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. This seems easy and I too have your phobia for fried let me try this too!But honeslty how do u manage, writing, Poohi and all…admire u really

    Sindhu, I do not manage everything all that well – seriously. I am sure, you must be managing everything much better. Plus since I don’t work these days, I have more time than most of you guys ๐Ÿ™‚

    and where do I read the BPL competition..seemed to have missed on them..I am a ‘less-travelled blogger’

    Here you go –

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  17. You know what… !!! Every Thursday in Baroda in our college we would have Sabudana Vada at a subsidised rate… 3 vada;s for 5 rs… and we used to ensure and make sure that we went to college on Thursdays !!!!

    those vada;s were awesomely delicious to say the least !!!!!! no thursdays cant be as much fun without Sabudana Vada;s !!!!!!

    Now I must order biwi to make these yummy vada;s this week !!!!!!!!

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