How to make Sabudana Vada -

A popular Maharashtrian snack eaten generally during fast.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Sago (sabudana) (साबुदाना), Ginger-green chilli paste (अदरक-हरी मिर्च की पेस्ट )

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Sabudana Vada

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 3.30-4 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Sabudana Vada Recipe

  • Sago (sabudana) soaked 2 cups

  • Ginger-green chilli paste 1 tablespoon

  • Roasted peanuts crushed 1/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1 tablespoon

  • Potatoes boiled and peeled 2 medium

  • For chutney

  • Scraped coconut 1 cup

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Green chillies 2-3

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Put sago in a large mixing bowl, add ginger-green chilli paste, peanuts, salt and sugar.

Step 2

Mash the potatoes and add to the sago mixture and mix everything well.

Step 3

Divide the mixture into equal portions, shape into balls and flatten them lightly.

Step 4

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 5

Slide the vadas into the hot oil and deep-fry till golden. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 6

To make the chutney, put coconut, coriander leaves, green chillies and salt in a mixer jar.

Step 7

Add a little water and grind to a fine paste. Transfer into a small bowl.

Step 8

Arrange the vadas on a serving plate and serve hot with chutney.

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