Sabudana/ Sago Vada

Sabudana Vada is quick to make and is popular throughout India. This recipe is easy-to-make and takes around 20 minutes to prepare. Peanuts add a nice crunch to this delicious tea-time snack. This delicacy tastes excellent with a cup of hot tea and with Dhaniya chutney.

Sabudana Vada is popular among Maharashtrians and mainly prepared during Indian festivals, Navratri, Janamashtami and Shivratri.

Ingredients (serves 5)

  • Sabudana/ Sago – 3 cups
  • Crushed peanuts – 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar – 3 tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tablespoon
  • Potato – 5 nos
  • Chili powder – 1/2 tablespoon
  • Green Chilies – 4
  • Ginger – minced 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice – 2 tablespoon


  • Soak Sabudana in a bowl for at least 2 hrs till it becomes fluffy.
  • Drain the excess water and transfer the Sabudana in a bowl. Keep aside for 2 hours.
  • Boil the Potatoes and once cooked, transfer it to another bowl. Let it cool.
  • Peel and mash the Potatoes well using hands.
  • In a pan, roast the groundnuts over low flame.
  • Mix Sabudana, Salt, Mashed Potatoes, chopped Green Chili, minced Ginger, Chili powder, Cumin seeds, Sugar, Lemon juice and roasted ground nuts together.
  • Apply some oil on the palms and take portions from the mixture and form vadas.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan over low flame.
  • Slide the vadas into the oil and allow them to cook for 10 minutes or till the vada turns a lovely golden-brown color.
  • Sabudana vada is now ready to be served hot with coriander chutney.

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