Sabudana vada

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It is also known as ‘Sago Vada’ is a traditional Maharashtra snack. It is made from sago (sabudana), boiled potatoes and peanuts with some other ingredients. This vada is crunchy outside and melt in your mouth soft from inside. This is perfect snack with a cup of a tea or coffee. You can serve with any chutney or ketchup.


Sabudana (Sago or Tapioca) – 1/2 cup
Potatoes – 2 small (about 1/2 pound or 250 grams), boiled and mashed
Peanuts – 1/2 cup
Cilantro – 1/4 cup, packed, chopped finely
Green chilies – 6 or to taste, chopped finely
Garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
Ginger paste – 1 teaspoon
Salt – to taste
Oil – for deep frying


Step 1:

Wash sabudana under running cold water till water runs clear. Then soak sabudana in hot water for 1 1/2 hours. (Sabudana should be very soft. When you press them it should be mash easily as shown in picture below.)After that drain it and keep it aside for later use.
Dry roast the peanuts till it is light brown. Let it cool a little bit. Then add peanuts to food processor and process it till coarse crumbs.
Take that crushed peanuts in a bowl. Add chopped cilantro, green chilies, ginger paste, garlic paste and salt. Then add boiled potatoes.
Mix well and make dough. Divide the dough in to 12 equal portions. Take some oil on you palm and grease it. Then roll between your palm and make even size and shaped patties.
Meanwhile heat the oil in a pan for deep frying on medium-high heat. The oil should be little hotter than usual frying. Once hot add vada in to hot oil gently. Add 3-4 at a time. Let them fry on both sides till they are crisp and golden brown. Then remove them on paper lined dish. It will take about 5 minutes approximately to fry.

Step 2:

Make sure that sabudana are soaked well. Check it by pressing the sabudana and it will mash easily.
Make sure that you drain the sabudana well after soaking it. Otherwise the dough will be sticky.
Do not over fry them otherwise they start to break from the center.
Make sure that oil should be hot enough.
Serve with ay chutney or Ketchup.

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5 / 5
Posted the 12/06/2012, 09:14

Nice snack for a winter

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3 / 5
Posted the 03/05/2013, 19:32

Easy to make.

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