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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Yields 15

Serves 4


Sabudana Vada

2 hr, 30 Prep Time

30 minCook Time

3 hrTotal Time

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  1. Soak sabudana (साबूदाना) in water for about 2 hours. Don’t make it mushy.
  2. Wash, boil, peel and mesh potatoes (आलू). Keep aside.
  3. Roast and grade peanut (मूंगफली). Keep aside.
  4. Finely chop green chillies (हरी मिर्च) and fresh coriander leaves (ताजा हरा धनिया) separately. Keep aside.
  5. Take out the juice of lemon. Keep aside.
  6. When sabudana (साबूदाना) soaked completely in water, drain off the access water and take it in a mixing bowl.
  7. Mix this drained sabudana (साबूदाना) with mashed potatoes (आलू), grated peanut (मूंगफली), chopped green chillies (हरी मिर्च) & fresh coriander leaves (ताजा हरा धनिया), lemon juice (निम्बू का रस) and salt to taste. Mix well (make sure all ingredient come together).
  8. Now divide this mixture into 15 small balls.
  9. Flatten each ball with hand.
  10. In a deep fry pan heat enough oil and deep fry each sabudana (साबूदाना) vada.
  11. Take out on a plate over tissue or oil absorbent paper.
  12. Serve hot with any kind of Chutney.

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