Sabudana Vada ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )

Sabudana Vada ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )

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Sabudana vada, traditionally an ingredient used during fasts, sabudana is a favourite amongst 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!

Sabudana Vada ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes ) recipe - How to make Sabudana Vada ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )

Soaking time:  4 to 5 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 12 vadas
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1 1/2 cups soaked sago (sabudana) , refer handy tip
1 1/4 cups boiled , peeled and mashed potatoes
1/2 cup roasted and coarsely crushed peanuts
2 tsp green chilli paste
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp sugar
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

For Serving
fresh curd
green chutney

  1. Combine all the remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and shape each portion into a 50 mm. (2”) diameter flat round. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep-fry the wadas on a medium flame till they turn brown in colour from both the sides. Drain on absorbent paper.
  4. Serve hot with fresh curds and green chutney

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. 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 to 5 hours, or till they swell and turn soft.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per vada
Energy126 cal
Protein1.7 g
Carbohydrates12.8 g
Fiber0.7 g
Fat7.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium2.4 mg
Sabudana Vada Video by Tarla Dalal


Sabudana Vada ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 27 Aug 20 11:05 AM

Two questions..instead of mashed potatoes, could one use mashed cauliflower? Also, instead of deep frying, can one bake the vadas in an oven?
Tarla Dalal
19 Oct 20 03:15 PM
   We would not recommend the use of cauliflower. Instead of an oven, we would suggest a tava or an appe mould greased well with oil. In case of tava, flatten it well and in an appe mould make round balls.
Sabudana Vada ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 14 Jun 17 04:45 PM

Tarla Dalal
14 Jun 17 05:22 PM
   Hi Dipti , we are delighted you loved the Sabudana Vada recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Sabudana Vada ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 18 May 17 08:32 PM

My vada always breaks while frying, how to avoid this as splashes hot oils when it breaks.
Sabudana Vada ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 07 Jan 16 12:26 PM

Thanks for the recipe
Tarla Dalal
07 Jan 16 12:45 PM
   Thanks Pragnya. We would love to hear from you again. Let us know which recipes you love.
Sabudana Vada ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 19 Dec 12 09:09 AM

I always prepare this on a fasting day...they are quick, tasty and crunchy...