Crunchy, low-fat sabudana oats vada – a healthy, fiber-rich delicious snack that takes only 15 minutes to make!
A month ago, I made the low-fat version of a classic favorite – Mirchi Bhajiya. Granted, this new recipe makeover took a bit longer than what I anticipated – but I had caught on the recipe-makeover-bug. Suddenly, I was re-looking at some of our deep-fried favorites and thinking of how to make the dish more healthy without compromising on the taste or texture.
Sabudana Vada is one such delicious snack that we Indians absolutely love. The chewiness of the Sabudana (pearl tapioca) lends this deep fried goodie a wonderful texture. To make this umpteen times healthier than a regular recipe, I decided to use cut the potatoes and add Oats instead. Oats, like potatoes is an excellent binder. And the goodness of oats is something we all know and love! To cut the fat, I went the shallow-fry way. Making smaller patties and cooking like any regular burger patties is all you’ve gotta do for these vadas.
If you’re someone who doesn’t usually like the idea of recipe makeovers, you’ve got to give this sabudana oats vada a try. You’ll never notice the difference! Even the best fast food joints in Mumbai may not be able to match up to the deliciousness of these vadas! (more…)