January 31, 2006

Sago vattals

Vattals are cereals or vegetables boiled to a batter and then suitably sun-dried till dehydrated. It is a thankful relief to have a store of vattals or appalams because it is a matter of a few moments to deep fry a handful to a crisp, crunchy, quick side dish which relieves the monotony of fills the gaps in a meal. Vattals keep indefinitely, if they are thoroughly sun-dried and then stored in a dry container with an air-tight lid. Hope you had already seen the recipe details and preparation of homemade potato vattals. Today, we have made sago vattals at My Dhaba. Here is the recipe details of sago vattals for you. Hope you will like it.

Bringing the ingredients together...

Sago vattals recipe

Sago - 1/2 kg
Green chillies - 4, medium size, medium hot
Salt - 1-1/2 teaspoons
Lime juice - 1 tablespoon
Asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
Water - 6 cupfuls

Method: Grind the green chillies, salt, and asafoetida to a smooth paste and keep aside. Soak the sago in water for 15 minutes. Bring the water to the boil in a roomy vessel. Scatter the sao onto it stirring the water. Cook to a thick batter-like consistency, taking care to stir the paste frequently to prevent lumps forming. Remove from the heat. Add the green chilli paste along with the lime juice. Drop small spoonfuls of batter on a damp, well-rinsed cloth and dry beneath the hot sun for 3 days, and peel off from the cloth when completely dry.

When needed, deep fry in smoking hot oil or ghee and serve.

PS: We will post you the final pictures of dried sago vattals and fried ones in 3 days time.



Anonymous Gini said...

I didnt even know that vattals could be made at home.
Silly me!

Blogger Meena said...

Hey VK! Check ou tthe roundup of the FMR-Breakfast theme!

Blogger Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Hey VKN... looks delicious... Usually I buy these readymade. But they are not really tasty.. This looks good.. Will try them out when I am in India..

Blogger Reshma said...

this is something new! and doesn't look too complicated too.
VKN, thanks for adding my novice blog to your list :)

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Vkn,

Once I read that we can dry vathals in oven.Is it true?.We see the sun in this part of US only for 2 or 3 months and hence want to know whether there is any other alternatives to dry these vathals.

Blogger Melissa CookingDiva said...

They are amazing looking!!! Can't wait to try some :)

Anonymous Indira said...

Lucky you, VKN.
I miss Sunshine, red, scorching kind.:)

Blogger vkn said...

Folks - I have never tried this in an oven. Let me try and see how it turns out and will definitely let you know if it is a successful alternative method.

Blogger Priya said...

looks amazing, sad that i cant try it here coz of the climatic conditions.


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