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Sabudana Vada

Sabudana vada is a crispy and delightful Maharashtrian sabudana vada recipe is made with sago, mashed potatoes, roasted peanuts and seasonings. It is also known as sago vada, sabudana tikki or sabudana cutlet. Serve it as an appetizer, evening snacks or for breakfast with hari chutney and chai.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Soaking time7 hrs
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Indian, Vegan
Servings: 10
Calories: 202kcal
Author: Farrukh Aziz


  • 1 ¼ cup Sago Pearls sabudana
  • 2 cups Water to soak sabudana
  • 5 Potatoes medium sized, boiled (mashed/grated)
  • ¾ cup Peanuts roasted and crushed coarsely.
  • 3-4 Green Chilies finely chopped or crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger grated
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • ¼ cup Coriander Leaves
  • ½ teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt to taste Sendha Namak during Vrats
  • Vegetable Oil for frying


  • To begin with, clean and wash sabudana well. Then, add 2 cups of water and soak it 7-8 hours, preferably. Drain the water completely using colander or strainer
  • In a bowl, add the soaked sabudana, mashed potatoes, roasted peanuts, chopped green chillies, grated ginger, lemon juice, sugar, coriander leaves and salt.
  • Mix well until it looks like a dough.
  • Then, take a spoonful of mixture in your palm and make patties dependng upon the size you prefer. If the mixture is sticky, grease your palms and then proceed. Repeat the same for all the mixture.
  • To fry the sabudana vadas, heat oil in a heavy bottomed kadai or pan.  When the oil is hot add the vadas and deep fry them.
  • Once brown and crisp, take them out and drain onto absorbent towel/paper. Repeat the same for all. Serve crisp golden sabudana vada hot with hari chutney


  • Be sure, to check if oil is hot enough to fry them, or sabudana vadas will break and scatter while frying


Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 609mg | Fiber: 5g | Vitamin C: 16.9mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 4.6mg