Sabudana Vada

Sabudana Vada (sago patties) - This snack from Maharashtra in western India is great for cold, rainy days as an accompaniment to hot Masala Chai (spiced tea)!. Ingredients Large potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed - 4 Sabudana (sago) - 1/2 cup Water Large onion chopped very fine - 1 Green chillies chopped very fine - 2 Ginger grated - 2" piece Peanuts roasted and crushed coarsely - 1/4 cup Raw mango powder - 1 tsp Cumin seeds - 1 tsp Salt to taste Sunflower cooking oil - for shallow frying Method Soak the sabudana (sago) in warm water overnight. It will puff up and become translucent. Grind the sabudana with all the other ingredients and form a paste. Add salt to taste. Make the paste into equal-sized balls and flatten slightly to form patties. Heat oil in a wide, flat pan and shallow fry the patties till golden. Drain on paper towels and serve with tamarind chutney, mint-coriander chutney and piping-hot Masala Chai.