Farali Sama Vada Recipe

Easy-to-prepare fasting recipe that is not only tasty but also healthy and fulfilling!


1 cup barnyard millet (samo) flour

1 tsp ghee

Rock salt (sendha namak) to taste

1 tsp cumin seeds

1½ tbsps white sesame seeds

2-3 tbsps roasted unsalted peanuts powder

2-3 green chillies, chopped

2 tbsps chopped fresh coriander leaves

1 tbsp grated ginger

1 large potato, boiled, peeled, and grated

Oil for deep frying

Yogurt to serve


1. Pour 1 cup water in a deep pan, add ghee, rock salt, and cumin seeds and mix. Bring the mixture to a boil. Add barnyard millet flour and mix till well combined. Sprinkle 2-3 tbsps water, cover and cook for 3-4 minutes. Transfer the mixture into a large bowl. Allow to cool slightly.

2. Add white sesame seeds, peanut powder, green chillies, coriander leaves, ginger, and potato and mix till well combined. Take small portions of the mixture and shape each portion into a ball. Flatten it slightly to shape it like a vada.

3. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Gently slide in the vadas a few at a time and deep fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on an absorbent paper.

4. Arrange the vadas on a serving plate. Serve hot with yogurt.

(Recipe By Chef Sanjeev Kapoor)

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