Sabudana Vada

Sabudana Vada is a very easy and simple traditional Maharashtrian fasting dish prepared with sabudana, potatoes and crushed peanuts during Navaratri. This recipe is very much similar to Sabudana Thalipeeth.


  • Sago (sabudana) -1 1/2 cups,
  • Potatoes, boiled and mashed-3 medium,
  • Roasted peanuts,coarsely grounded -1 cup
  • Green chillies, finely chopped- 3
  • Fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped- 2 tablespoons
  • Sendha namak (rock salt)  to taste
  • Oil to deep fry

Method :-

  1. In a bowl, soak the sago for about 8 hours, or overnight (See tips below for the method)
  2. Drain off excess water in the morning.
  3. Now mix together sabudana, mashed potatoes, grounded peanuts, chopped green chillies, coriander leaves and sendha namak.
  4. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Divide into sixteen lemon sized balls, flatten between palms of your hands.
  6. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep fry the vadas in hot oil till golden brown.
  7. Serve hot with curd or raita).

Useful Tips:

  • While draining the Sabudana make sure that there is no water remaining. You can sprinkle some water after draining
  • Cover and leave overnight. This results in perfectly fluffed sago.
  • For best results, Roast the peanuts and grind coarsely do not leave the peanuts in big chunks. It should be a fine powder with a few coarse pieces.

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