Sabudana Vada

Sabudana Vada

Crispy and delicious sabudana vada also called Sago Vada – is a north Indian & Maharashtra snack, mostly made in fasting season like navaratri (Maa durga’s festival in India). People love to eat it in fasting and as a regular snack.

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Sabudana Vada

Recipe by VipashaCourse: SnacksCuisine: Indian


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This fasting snack called Sabudana Vada is most famous during Navratri Fasting. Can also have any time of time with any kind of chutney.



  • Soak sabudana (साबूदाना) in water for about 2 hours. Don’t make it mushy.
  • Wash, boil, peel and mesh potatoes (आलू). Keep aside.
  • Roast and grade peanut (मूंगफली). Keep aside.
  • Finely chop green chillies (हरी मिर्च) and fresh coriander leaves (ताजा हरा धनिया) separately. Keep aside.
  • Take out the juice of lemon. Keep aside.
  • When sabudana (साबूदाना) soaked completely in water, drain off the access water and take it in a mixing bowl.
  • Mix this drained sabudana (साबूदाना) with mashed potatoes (आलू), grated peanut (मूंगफली), chopped green chillies (हरी मिर्च) and fresh coriander leaves (ताजा हरा धनिया), lemon juice (निम्बू का रस) and salt as per taste. Mix well (make sure all ingredient come together).
  • Now divide this mixture into 15 small balls.
  • Flatten each ball with hand.
  • In a deep non-stick pan heat enough oil and pan fry or deep fry each sabudana (साबूदाना) vada as per your choice.
  • Take out on a plate over napkin or oil absorbent paper.
  • Serve hot with any kind of Chutney.
Image courtesy of Archana Joshi via Wikimedia Commons

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