Sago Surprise

           SAGO SURPRISE

- Contributed by Chef Deepti Batra Paul.
Chef Paul is a South Asian Cuisine Consultant
and Writer, her weekly recipes
can be seen in South Asian Focus Newspaper.

1 cup sago (sabudana)
2 medium potatoes, boiled & mashed
¼ teaspoon red chilli powder
Salt to taste (preferably sendha namak)
½ cup grated cottage cheese (paneer)
1 tablespoon cashewnuts, chopped
1 tablespoon raisins, chopped
1 tablespoon roasted peanuts, coarsely ground
1 green chilli, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander leaves
1 tablespoon lime juice
Refined oil to deep fry


  •  Soak sago in enough water to cover it, for about two hours. Drain off excess water.
  •  Mix together sago, potatoes, red chilli powder and salt. Set aside.
  •  To make stuffing, mix together cottage cheese, cashew nuts, raisins, peanuts, green chilli, coriander leaves, and lime juice. Mix thoroughly and adjust seasoning.
  • Divide sago and potato mixture into twelve small balls. Flatten between palms of your hands and press to create small cavity.
  • Stuff grated cottage cheese mixture and cover with remaining sago and potato mix, per ball. Repeat the same with remaining ingredients.
  • Heat sufficient oil in a kadai or heavy bottom pan and deep fry vadas in hot oil till golden brown.
  • Drain and remove onto a kitchen paper- towel, to absorb excess oil. Serve hot.

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