Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sabudana Vada / Sago Vada

My mother loves sabudana in any form - whether its kichidi or whether its  vada(dumplings) or kheer….she loves it…..especially  sabudana  kichidi made by her elder sister P. .....So she was elated when I decided I was to make sabudana  vada today.

The sago vadas came out golden brown and crisp…The recipe I used mentioned using lime juice which I omitted .Well the vada tasted equally good without the lemon juice too….Aniket got up from his sleep rubbing his eyes….he sniffed…something wonderful was cooking in the kitchen? He peeped in ……he asked me to lift him up so that he could see what’s cooking….I fed him a little piece of the vada….yes he loved the vadas too….

So that was our tea time snack today….yummy sabudana  vadas…want to eat some?


Sago-1 cup
Potatoes-1/2 cup mashed
Roasted peanuts-1 cup(without skin)
Green chilli paste-1 tsp
Salt to taste.
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Coriander leaves-2 tbsp


Soak sabudana in enough water for 6 hours.
After 6 hrs drain of excess water .Boil potatoes and mash it.Add little salt to it
Dry roast peanuts and grind coarsely.
Mix soaked sago,potatoes,peanuts,green chilli paste, salt, cumin seeds, coriander leaves well and make into balls. Press the balls between your palms to forman oval shape.
Fry in oil till golden brown.
Serve hot with chutney of your choice.


You can add either of the following-:

Red chilli powder 1 tsp instead of green chilli paste
Chaat masala-1 tsp

Ginger chopped-1 tsp

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Chilli Bread (With lots of cheese)

Loved this  recipe….something different from the usual bread sandwich or bread upma we are used to….Slightly spicy and very very cheesy….

Well adding cheese is my addition to the recipe and it did enhance the taste…you can add lots of cheese …..the cheesier the better…Actually the recipe tastes good even without the cheese….and is healthier too…

This recipe is an easy stir fry  ….an easy to make break fast or a crunchy tea snack….crunchy bread tossed in the sauces and oozing with cheese….I ‘m lovin It…

Bread-4 slices
Big onion-1long cut
Tomato-1 long cut
Capsicum- ½ of a medium sized long cut
Green chilli-2 chopped
Ginger-3/4 tsp chopped
Garlic-1 clove chopped
Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp or less
Red chilli powder-1/2 tsp
Red chilli sauce-1 tsp
Tomato sauce/ ketchup-2 tsp or enough to coat the bread slices
Cheese-3 cubes(I used Amul cubes)

Toast the bread slices at a low flame till crisp and brown. Chop them into squares using scissors.
Cut capsicum , onion and tomatoes into thin slices and grate cheese. Keep aside.
Take oil in a thick bottomed vessel and add garlic, ginger and green chilli. Saute for 1 minute in low flame.
Add onions and saute till translucent. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell leaves.
Add tomatoes and stir.Add capsicum also.Add red chilli powder and salt.Stir and mix well.
Add in the sliced bread squares.
Add tomato ketchup and red chilli sauce and stir gently so that it coats the bread slices well.Be careful as the bread slices should not crumble apart.
Add grated cheese and give a good stir.
Serve hot.

You can sprinkle some pepper powder while adding salt.