Sabo dane ki tikki (Tapioca pearls’ snacks)

I tried this for the first time today and tried on a friend. And she loved it. ๐Ÿ˜€

And the second round was tried on my husband when he came home after work. And that went well too. Mission successful ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ


1. One boiled purple sweet potato (this is optional)

2. Two boiled normal potatoes (medium to large size)

3. Green onions (take only the green part of two green onions – finely chopped)

4. Garlic clove (1, finely chopped)

5. One green chilli (finely chopped)

6. Coriander leaves (1-2 tbsp)

7. One bowl of sabo dana (Tapioca pearls) – 100 gram – soaked in equal amount of water

8. Salt to taste

9. Zeera (Cumin) seeds – 1 tsp

10. Chat masala (optional)

11. Oil for frying


1. Take the soaked sabo dana and try to crush one or two sabo dana with your fingers. If it does it crush easily then let it soak more. In my case, I microwave the sabo dana for two minutes to make sure that all the sabo dana was properly soaked and soft. This should give you a kind of sticky starchy mixture. If there is excess water left then throw away the extra water and keep back the sabo dana mix. Now add mashed Potatoes, mashed sweet potato, zeera, onion green, garlic, salt, coriander, chilli and chat masala.

Basically everything is to be mixed together.

Mix the whole thing nicely.

Take a little oil (approx. 2-3 tbsp) in a flat non stick pan. Put some oil on your palm. Take approx. 1.5 tbsp of mixture and shape it into a ball. Now gently press the ball and make it a bit flat. Do the same for the remaining mixture.

Carefully arrange these flattered balls (or tikki) in the pan. Keep the flame on low-medium. Cover and cook one side for 10 min. Now remove the cover and turn the tikki upside down.

Cook the other side under a cover for 5 min. Then take off the cover and cook this same side for another 5 min. This will make sure that the tikki is thoroughly cooked. Now increase the heat and roast the two sides until they are crispy brown. Take out the crispy tikki on a kitchen towel.

Serve with a dip of your choice.

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