Sabudana Vada

Sabudana Vada

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Sabudana vada, traditionally an ingredient used during fasts, sabudana is a favourite amongst Maharashtrian It lends itself to such lovely recipes, such as these vadas! The crunchy peanuts that punctuate every bite are something I look forward to in the vada! You can serve these vadas on fasting days like Janmashtami , Maha Shivratri or as Starters / Snacks for entertaining.

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Sabudana Vada recipe - How to make Sabudana Vada

Soaking time:  4 to 5 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 12 vadas (12 vada )
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1 1/2 cups soaked sago (sabudana) , refer handy tip
1 1/4 cups boiled , peeled and mashed potatoes
1/2 cup roasted and coarsely crushed peanuts
2 tsp green chilli paste
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp sugar
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

For Serving
fresh curd
green chutney
  1. Combine all the remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and shape each portion into a 50 mm. (2”) diameter flat round. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep-fry the wadas on a medium flame till they turn brown in colour from both the sides. Drain on absorbent paper.
  4. Serve hot with fresh curds and green chutney

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. For 1 ½ cups of soaked sago, wash ½ cup of raw sago, drain and then soak them in ¾ cup of water for 4 to 5 hours, or till they swell and turn soft.


Coconut Chutney ( Idlis and Dosas) 
Green Chutney (Chaat) 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per vada
Energy126 cal
Protein1.7 g
Carbohydrates12.8 g
Fiber0.7 g
Fat7.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium2.4 mg
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Sabudana Vada
 on 22 Sep 17 07:02 PM

Hi Mam,the crunch of wadas are delicious and looks pretty THANKS MAM FOR THIS RECIPE
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Kiran, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
23 Sep 17 08:36 AM
Sabudana Vada
 on 22 Sep 17 07:01 PM

Hi Mam,the crunch of wadas are delicious but I didn''t understand that why we keep wadas on paper
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, This is done to remove excess oil...
23 Sep 17 08:39 AM
Sabudana Vada
 on 01 Oct 16 07:26 AM

Thank u mam for the delicious recipe.i follow most of ur recipes. But I didn''t understand the handy tip.should we soak sago in water or wash drain..
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Vani, you just need to soak it in 3/4 cup of water..
01 Oct 16 05:01 PM
Sabudana Vada
 on 29 Sep 16 06:05 PM

Delicious, crunchy liked by every One in the family.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
30 Sep 16 08:44 AM
Sabudana Vada
 on 30 Jul 15 04:12 PM

The crunchy vadas so delicious..I have made these sooo many times..I just love how crunchy and crisp these turn out and must have it with green chutney..The green chillies add a spice to these vadas..Must try when fasting during festivals..