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Crispy Sabudana Vada

Sabudana Vada

Sabudana Vada I Vrat Special

Sabudana Vada is a popular Indian snack made with sago/sabudana, roasted peanuts,boiled potatoes and some spices. Sabudana vada is a fasting recipe. Sabudana vada is also served as a street food and tea-time snack in many parts of India, especially in Maharashtra. It is super easy to make at home. Sabudana vada is usually, served during fasting and festival season across India. Sabudana vada is a crunchy, tasty and spongy vada which will fill your stomach but you will certainly crave for more and more.

Ingredients – Interesting facts


  • Ginger is a rhizome (an underground stem) and not a root.
  • India is the largest producer of Ginger.
  • In India, use of ginger in medicine goes back to ancient times.
  • Its generic name is “Zingiber”. It is derived from the Greek word “zingiberis”, which comes from the Sanskrit name of the spice, “singabera”.


  • Chillies are natural pain killers.
  • National Chili Day is celebrated in U.S. on 4th Thursday in February.
  • Birds are immune to hotness of Chillies.
  • Hottest part of Chilli are its interior veins, and not its seeds.

Cumin seeds

  • Cumin is believed to be originated from Egypt.
  • It is a drought-tolerant crop and grows in tropical regions.
  • Although it is called Cumin Seed, it is basically fruit of the cumin plant.
  • It is commonly known as Jeera in India.
  • Around 70% of the world’s cumin production is done in India.


  • Salt is the most common ingredient in our kitchen.
  • It is present in each and every cell of our body.
  • Its Latin name is Sal from which the word “salary” is derived. It is believed that in the ancient times, the roman soldiers were paid in salt.
  • It is essential for life, but its excess intake poses health risk.

Recipe Details

Crispy Sabudana Vada

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 5 min Rest Time 5 hour Total Time 5 hrs 15 mins Servings: 4 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year




Sabudana Soaking

    • Take 1/2 Cup Sabudana in a bowl.
    • Wash 2-3 times.
    • Soak for 4 -5 hours
    • After 5 hours, drain the water completely.

Sabudana Mix Preparation

    • Take soaked and drained sabudana in a bowl.
    • Add the below mentioned ingredients:
      • Boiled Potato – 3 nos
      • Crushed ginger – 1 tbsp
      • Green chilli – 1 tsp
      • Roasted Peanuts – ¼ cup
      • Roasted cumin powder – 1 tsp
      • Salt – 1 tsp (as per taste)
      • Rice flour – 3 tbsp
      • Coriander leaves – ¼cup
    • Mix it well.
    • Shape the mixture as vadas.


    • Heat oil on medium flame.
    • Put vadas in hot oil.
    • Flip after 2-3 minutes.
    • Fry both sides till golden brown and crisp.

Sabudana Vada is ready


  • If making for fasting:

    • Use Sentha namak in stead of salt

    • Do not add Rice flour

Recipe Video

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