1 1/2 cups Sago (sabudana , tapioca pearls)
2 medium potatoes, boiled and mashed
1 cup roasted peanuts, coarsely ground
5-6 green chillies and 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, coarsely ground
Fresh coriander(cilantro) leaves, finely chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp sugar
Salt to taste
Oil for deep-frying
Soak the sabudana (tapioca pearls), in enough water to cover it, for about two hours. Drain off excess water.
Mix together sabudana, potatoes, peanuts, green chillies, cumin seeds, cilantro leaves, lemon juice, sugar and salt.
Mix thoroughly. Divide into lemon sized balls and flatten between palms of your hands (Apply oil to your plams, if the mixture is sticking to your palms).
Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep fry vadas in hot oil till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper.
Serve hot with peanut chutney or any chutney of your choice.