Maha Shivarathri is an important Hindu festival celebrated in India. During Shivarathri, people fast the entire night and also consume no-onion, no-garlic food until they break the fast. Sabudhana is one grain that is commonly consumed during fasting. Sabudhana Vada is a crispy snack made with soaked sabudhana, boiled potatoes, and peanuts. It is very mildly spiced with subtle flavors and eaten with green chutney. Some people add rice flour or any other flours that are accepted during fasting days for a binding agent. However, I have not used any of them, yet achieved a crispy snack. Try this tasty Sabudhana vada and let Lord Shiva bless everyone during this Mahashivarathri.
1. The Soaking time for Sabhudhana might vary depending on the variety used. Some variety needs a few hours like mine or you may also soak it overnight.
2. Always pulse grind the peanuts if using a mixie. If not, use a mortar and pestle to coarsely grind them.
3. Some people add rice flour or amaranth/ rajgira flour ( during fasting) for binding the vada. You can use them if you need to.