Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Sabudhana Tikki / Javvarisi Vadai

Packing a variety of healthy vegetarian school lunches is hard, especially if your child is picky. I am trying to identify things that would taste good in the afternoon and easy to prepare. I had once bought a pack of sabudhana tikki, of course the frozen one from Indian store and my daughter liked it. They were a little spicy for her. I made them at home toning down the spices and we had a healthy snack/ lunch dish that she enjoyed. They may not be as crispy for school lunch, but i don't think my daughter cared for that. Her lunch box came clean and I am happy.

Get ready
  • 1/2 cup sabudhana/ tapiocal pearls/ javvasrisi
  • 1 small green chilli chopped
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp peanuts powdered
  • 1 small potato boiled, peeled and mashed
  • 1 tbsp chick pea flour/ kadalai mavu
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • salt to taste
  • Oil to deep fry


  • Wash and soak the sabudhana in water for about 1-2 hrs. drain the water completely and set aside. I used the one available in Indian stores, not the one in chinese stores.
  • Add the mashed potatoes, peanut powder, green chilli, ginger, slat, cilantro to the sabudhana and mix well till everything is well incorporated.
  • make small tikki or flat discs.
  • heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Once the oil is hot add the tikki's and fry them in batches till golden brown and cripsy.
  • Serve hot with ketchup for evening snack or school lunch box

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