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.
- 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