Monsoon special chow. #FlavoursomeTuesdays

Monsoon special chow. #FlavoursomeTuesdays

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My friend, Sunita Rajwade of Mumbai on a high came up with a flavourful idea of #FlavoursomeTuesdays, where we share some flavoursome memories. Ooh, is that too much of flavour in one sentence? I hope you don’t mind, because I loved the idea and so thought of sharing this post…a memory of a rainy day.

Mumbai rains bring along with them not just waterlogged streets, traffic jams, and life to a standstill, they also bring along the most tempting of food that makes you forget all the pain. All we need is to spot a  plateful of hot and spicy onion bhajiyas (fritters) and we instantly fall in love with the monsoon!

I do enjoy the onion bhajiyas, but more than that, I relish the sabudana wada,(sago patties stuffed with mashed potatoes, green chillies, roasted peanuts, cumin seeds, salt)  with the coriander chutney. I am drooling even as I type this post! It’s raining outside, and it’s October – a freak, if you ask me!  I wasn’t very pleased when I saw the dark clouds looming large on the horizon. I missed my evening walk today, too! But all of that was forgotten the moment I sat down to type this post!

I had prepared these sabudana wadas a couple of months back, when it was pouring like crazy and I had a  desire to tuck into these hot beauties.  I gobbled up these wadas like there was no tomorrow and still had an appetite for some more!  How I wish I had soaked some sabudana this morning. I would have been enjoying a plateful of these even now!

Anyway, I can at least gaze at this picture and indulge in some nostalgia, and also relive those flavoursome memories! If you too love these pearly babies, you are welcome at my place to have these to your heart’s content!


From my kitchen.


Do share your flavoursome memories with the hashtag #FlavoursomeTuesday on your blog. Or share them with me in the comments below!

Bon Appetit, my lovelies!




35 thoughts on “Monsoon special chow. #FlavoursomeTuesdays

  1. Oh these are drool worthy. At one time I had them every Thursday for tea ( my mom’s upas) and still remember those yummy pearly snacks as you call them! Thanks so much for joining up with this venture. We really should meet up once Diwali is over

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  2. Okay, I have never tasted sabudana vada in my life. And this is the second time I’m reading about this dish today, I’m gonna find the recipe and make it one day. They look yummy, I must say. 😀

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  3. Oh why why why did you write about sabudana wada. They are my weakness. Now I can’t stop thinking about the. I tried it the first in Nagpur and fell in love with the awesome flavor. Sigh… How perfect they look 😀

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  4. Ah, totally drool-worthy, as I type now and look at them while my tummy is growling with hunger! I love them..infact all three of us at home love to have these anytime, raining or not. Great new feature, Shilpa and Sunita! Would love to join in sometime, once am back to blogging. 🙂

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  5. I love sabudana khichdi and vadas. While I do make khichdi occasionally, I have never made sabudana vadas at home. Must try them out sometimes and yours look absolutely yum, feel like picking one, no… two 🙂

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  6. Ooooh! My favourites! In fact, as a kod, I would tell my Mum that I wanted to fast on Chaturthi, just so I could munch on these! Of course, Mum saw clear through my excuse and made me eat regular food. But sabudana vadas and khichdi are my favourite things in the whole wide world! Tha ks so much Shilpa for remi ding me tof these beauties 🙂

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  7. Monsoons are the best time for eating, the time we crave all things deep fried. I love sabudana vadas and to think I went half my life not having sampled them at all! Only when I came to Bombay that I got to taste them.

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