Sabudana Vada by Tarla Dalal

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Dec. 30, 2013

Sabudana vada, traditionally an ingredient used during fasts, sabudana is a favorite among Maharashtrians. 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!


Soaked sago 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Boiled and mashed potato 1 1/4 Cup (20 tbs)
Roasted and coarsely ground peanuts 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Green chili paste 2 Teaspoon
Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
Sugar 2 Teaspoon
Finely chopped coriander 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Grated ginger 1 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For deep frying)



1. In a bowl, combine soaked sago, mashed potato, crushed peanut, green chili paste, lemon juice, sugar, coriander, ginger, and salt. Mix well.

2. Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and shape them into 2-inch diameter patties.

3. In a skillet, heat oil and deep fry the patties over medium flame until brown on all sides. Drain on paper towel.


4. Serve hot with curd and green chutney.


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

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 5

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 391Calories from Fat 83

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.4%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 137 mg5.71%

Total Carbohydrates 74 g24.7%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 5 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet