Sabudana Vada / Crispy Sago Vada

Sabudana Vada / Crispy Sago Vada

Sabudana Vada is a very popular snack food among Maharashtrians but now widely enjoyed among the other parts of the country as well, eaten normally during their fast days / vrat / upwas especially during Navaratri Vrat. It’s very simple and nutritious made with very less ingredients like Sago/Sabudana, Boiled Potato, Ground Peanuts. These Sabudana vadas can be served as a snack or an appetizer.

Sabudana Vada / Crispy Sago Vada

Sabudana Vada is served along with spicy green chutney / sweetened curd / yogurt cilantro chutney with hot chai / tea. They are crispy on the outer and soft in the inner and look somewhat like potato patties, also very popular food during monsoon season.  Although it is deep fried, it is sumptuous and light and does not contain onion and garlic.

Also see more snack recipes like: Sabudana khichadi, Palak Talipeeth,  Spicy Caramel Makhana, Besan ki Chilla.

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Sabudana Vada / Crispy Sago Vada

Nutritional Value: 448 Calories / Serving Fat 236 cal Carbs 193 cal Protein 19 cal

Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword How to make Sabudana / Sago Vada ?, Sabudana Vada / Crispy Sago Vada,
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Soaking TIme 6 hours
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 488 kcal
Author Kalyon Subbbarao


  • 1 ½ Cup Sabudana
  • 2 nos Potatoes
  • ½ Cup Peanuts roasted and coarsely ground
  • 2 nos Green Chillies Finely Chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp of lemon


To Prepare Sabudana / Sago Vada follow the below steps:

  1. Soak Sabudana/sago overnight (i.e. 5 to 6 hours) in little water, just enough to cover the sabudana. Drain any excess water from the sabudana. Boil the potato and peel them when they are cool and keep it aside.

  2. Dry roast the peanuts and remove the husk. Grind the roasted peanuts to a coarse powder and add it to the soaked Sabudana. Add mashed potato along with diced green chilli, salt, lemon and mix well.

  3. Make small balls with this mixture and flatten them a bit and set aside.

  4. Fry these flattened patties in the hot oil, until they turn golden brown. Sabudana vadas are ready now.

  5. Serve the sabudana vadas plain or with ketchup / with spicy green chutney / sweetened curd / yogurt cilantro chutney / Tamarind Chutney , and a hot cup of tea or coffee.

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