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How to make Sabudana Vada, Sabudana Vada Recipe

Sabudana Vada- Crispy fried patties of sago and potatoes
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast, fasting recipe, snacks/starters, Tiffin recipes
Cuisine: Indian, Uttar Pradesh Cuisine
Keyword: sabudana vada, sabudana vada recipe
Servings: 4 people
Author: anjanaskc


  • 1 cup Tapioca Pearls / Sago / Sabudana
  • 5 medium Baby Potatoes / Chhote Aloo Boiled
  • 1/2 cup Peanuts / Moongphali (Roasted)
  • 2.5 tsp Green Chillies / Hari Mirch chopped
  • 1.5 tsp Ginger / Adrak chopped
  • 1.5 tsp Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice / Nimbu Ka Ras
  • 4 tbsp Amaranth Flour / Rajgiri Atta
  • 1.5 tsp Sugar / Chini
  • To taste Salt / Namak


  • Soak sabudana in enough water for minimum 5-6 hours or overnight.
  • Next morning drain all the extra water and spread the soaked sabudana on a kitchen towel for about an hour to remove all the moisture from it.
  • Dry roast the peanuts in a pan or microwave them .
  • Let the peanuts cool down completely then coarsely grind in the mixer jar,don't make a fine powder else it become sticky .
  • Peel the boiled potatoes and grate or mash them .
  • Take a big bowl and add the soaked sabudana , mashed potatoes, crushed peanuts, green chili, ginger, salt, sugar, coriander, Rajgiri atta , cumin and lemon juice.
  • Mix everything properly using a spoon or with your hands.
  • Now grease your hands with little oil and take some portions of the sabudana mixture and make small or medium size patties.
  • You can make a hole in the center like we make in medu vadas but its optional.
  • Heat enough oil to deep fry in a heavy and deep pan.
  • When oil become hot then gently slide few vadas in hot oil, don't crowd the pan.
  • Deep Fry on medium heat , turn the side 2-3 times while frying till they become golden in colour from both the sides.
  • Drain on a paper napkin when done.


Serving suggestions- Best served with Tamarind chutney, Falahari green chutney or sweet and spicy yogurt(add 1.5 tsp sugar, salt and chili powder in a cup of yogurt)
  1. You can also add some crushed almond powder and roasted sesame powder along with roasted peanut powder to make it more healthy.
  2. The quantity of soaked sabudana should not be more then the quantity of mashed potatoes.
  3. To make perfect vadas you have to soak sabudana perfectly,there should not be any hardness or dryness when you press the soaked sabudana pearl,it should be soft from the center too.
  4. There should be no extra water in the sabudana so drain it completely else it may break or splatter while frying
  5. If you feel that the mixture is slightly loose then don't add lemon juice instead add some mango powder /amchoor or citic acid/tatri in it.
  6. Rajgiri atta /kuttu ka aata /arrowroot /cornflour can be added for binding and crispiness ,you can add or skip it.
  7. Deep fry vadas on medium heat,don't fry on hot oil else they get golden from outside but remain raw from inside, and also avoid frying on low heat else they will absorb more oil.
  8. You can also add pepper powder or chili flakes instead of adding green chilies .
  9. You can shape them in patties, or shape like medu vadas with a hole in the center or make small lemon size round ball (like the second pic )to serve as starter .
  10. Low fat version - You can brush the vadas with little oil and bake them in hot oven or shallow fry in few tsps of oil.