Potato and Sago Balls

Sago and cooked potatoes is a popular combination in maharashtra and manifests in many forms ranging from upma to vada.

Here we present an innovative new preparation using this made-for-each-other combo. A roll of plain flour and sago lovingly holds a soft stuffing of cooked and spiced potatoes to make a scrumptious snack everybody will love.

The use of ghee in the dough ensures that your potato and sago rolls are crisp and golden brown, just perfect to tempt one and all!

Do try other snacks made with sago like Sabudana Vada Stuffed with Coconut Chutney and Sabudana Khichdi .

Potato and Sago Balls

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Potato and Sago Balls recipe - How to make Potato and Sago Balls

Soaking time:  1 hour   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     12Makes 12 balls


To Be Mixed Into A Stuffing
1 1/2 cups boiled , peeled and chopped potatoes
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
1/2 cup plain flour (maida)
1 tbsp hot ghee
salt to taste
1/2 cup plain flour (maida)
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sago (sabudana)
oil for deep-frying

For Serving
sweet chutney
green chutney

  1. Combine the plain flour and water in a bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  2. Divide the stuffing into 12 equal portions. Keep aside.
  3. Soak the sago in 2 cups of water for at least 1 hour. Drain the sago and keep aside.
  4. Combine the flour, ghee and salt in a deep bowl, add enough water and knead into a stiff dough.
  5. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions.
  6. Roll each portion of the dough into a 75 mm. (3”) diameter circle.
  7. Place 1 portion of the stuffing in it and roll it up like a ball.
  8. Dip them in the plain flour-water mixture and roll into the soaked and drained sago.
  9. Heat a deep kadhai and deep-fry a few balls at a time till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  10. Serve hot with sweet chutney and green chutney.
Nutrient values per ball
Energy77 cal
Protein1.4 g
Carbohydrates15.1 g
Fiber0.5 g
Fat1.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A35 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.5 mg
Vitamin C4.9 mg
Folic Acid4 mcg
Calcium5.8 mg
Iron0.4 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium3.6 mg
Potassium74.6 mg
Zinc0.2 mg