Inventive Gastronomy – Part III

Funky Faraali Canapes

Add some panache to your upvaas (fast) with a recipe that will be wiped clean by not just the traditional elders but the hip youngsters too! Chewy pearls of sabudana make a beautiful heap inside crisp purple yam baskets complemented by the nutty flavour of coarse peanut brittle.

Go ahead! Make fasting and feasting a truly fashionable affair!

Kand (purple yam) and Sabudana(sago) basket

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Prep Time: 20 min           Cooking Time: 10 min                      Serves: 8 pcs    


For the Yam (kand):
1 tea cup steam and grated kand (Purple Yam)
1 tbsp corn flour or aara root for fasting
1 tbsp coriander leaves
1 tbsp grated coconut
2 tsp chilli ginger paste
2 1/2 tsp powdered sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
Salt to taste

For the Sabudana (sago) Filling:
1/4 teacup sabudana ( soaked in the water for 1 hour and drained)
11/2 tsp powder sugar
11/2 tsp chilli ginger paste
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
Salt to taste

1 tbsp corn flour + 1 tbsp plain flour for rolling or aara root for fasting
Oil for deep fry

For the Garnishing:
Green chutney and roasted peanut


  1. Steam the kand in a pressure cooker
  2. Mix all ingredient for the kund and divide it into six to eight equal part
  3. Take one part and shape it into a basket. Repeat it with other parts
  4. Take the sabudana and mix all the ingredient for the filling
  5. Microwave it for 1 minute or heat it on the gas for 2 to 3 minute
  6. Fill the basket with sabudana mixture
  7. Rub it in the cornflour and plain flour mixture
  8. Deep fry
  9. Garnish it with green chutney and roasted peanut

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