Sabudana vada is a crispy and tasty deep fried tea time snack. This is a no onion no garlic vrat ka khana.
Sabudana vada is one of the most famous snack in Maharashtra. Made with potato, peanuts, sago pearls, it is so addictive as well as instant energy source.
I have been to Pune once, but I feel really bad that I missed to taste this once to know this authentic taste of the vada. My little co-sis have told it will be really delicious as they live in Pune.
I was thinking to try this for long time but never had a recipe, Finally my friend Sangeeta read my mind seems. She sent the picture of sabudana vada through whats app, that she made for a get together dinner. I really drooled over it.
I asked for recipe and she sent it immediately, I was surprised by the simplicity of the recipe. After trying kichdi, all similar ingredients for this as well, but I liked this one better, obviously, its deep fried, so sure it will be tastier.
Since Navratri is fast approaching, this would help many of you for making get together or for your family's evening snack. Its soft from inside and crispy outside, just no one can stop eating. Too good to resist!
Why my sabudana vada does not hold it's shape while frying?
- Make sure to soak the sago longer enough.
- To troubleshoot, use more binding agent like potato or rice flour.
- Do not over cook potato as it will retain water, make the vada dissolve in oil.
- 1 cup Sago - 1 cup
- 2 Potato - 2 small
- ¼ cup Peanut - ¼ cup
- 2 Green chilli - 2 chopped
- 2 tablespoon Coriander leaves chopped - 2 tbsp
- 2 teaspoon Lemon juice - 2 tsp
- 1 tablespoon Rice flour Avoid when fasting
- Oil - for deep frying
- Soak sago for 4 hours. My sago is black pepper sized. Depending on the size, the soaking time will differ. Cook potato just right without over cooking.
- Roast the peanuts in medium flame to ensure even roasting. Cool down. If its with skin, remove skin.
- Powder peanuts coarsely. Squeeze the sago properly, with out mashing it, peel potato, mash it, place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Mix everything, no need to add any water. It will form a dough together.
- Make equal sized balls out of it and if you want you can make patties too ready and arrange in a plate while the oil is getting heated.
- Slide the patties and deep fry in medium flame.
- Cook both sides golden brown. Drain in paper towel.
- Soak just right, not too long. If you press the soaked sago in between two fingers, the center should be soft.
- Overcooking will make the potatoes retain water and make the vada sticky and soggy.
- Make sure the oil is hot while you drop the patties and later cook in medium flame to ensure even cooking.
- Sago should be more and the potatoes is just to bind it together. So Use only one potato if its medium sized, mine was very small. so used 2.
- Rice flour is for crispiness, do not skip it.
- Use good quality sago, and minimum use the black pepper size I have used or larger than that.
Sabudana vada method:
1. Soak sago for 3 – 4 hrs. My sago is black pepper sized. Depending on the size, the soaking time will differ. Cook potato just right as well.
2. Roast the peanuts in medium flame to ensure even roasting. Cool down.If its with skin, remove skin.
3. Powder coarsely. Squeeze the sago properly, with out mashing it, peel potato, mash it, place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
4. Mix everything, no need to add any water. It will form a dough together.
5. Make equal sized balls out of it and if you want you can make patties too ready and arrange in a plate while the oil is getting heated. Slide the patties and deep fry in medium flame.
7. Cook both sides golden brown. Drain in paper towel.
Serve hot, can have as such, if you want, try green chutney as side dish. The peanuts add a nice texture for this vada.
Oh God...it looks awesome Raks...Loved the crispness that I can make out from the pic itself!!! This is now vrat ka khaana...its feast ka khaana...Happy Navarathri to you and your family.
Wow looks delicious
yum yum yummy.....
Really it tempts to eat and looks very cute.
u were rgt....ur pics made me drolling....crispy vada
Ennanga ippa thaan cabbage vadai panninen.Athukulla ithai potta eppadi.Raks tempting too much with ur skills.
Vada looks delicious. You did not mention when to add the Lemon juice
Place everything, mix everything includes that 🙂
This is one of your best posts. I want to dive into the website and gorge on the vadas they look beautiful...
Looks delicious!! love that you have added peanuts...
Jothi Arthi Suresh
hi very very delicious
this photo is published in today's indian express paper titled navarathri special with your name
Oh I see, thank you for letting me know 🙂
i tried this and it came so well! thanks a lot
Looks yummy and delicious
I can't eat rice flour during my fasts..it's not allowed..is there any substitute of rice flour that i can add to make the vada crispy?
Hi raks , did sabudana vada and aval kesari for. Saraswathi pooja.both tasted awesome, but vada began to burst before the golden Colour so had to remove ahead of it. Can u kindly clarify on this as what went wrong.
You mean the sago bursted? May be sago did not soaked well? Or you made the vada by pressing too tight.
Looks yummy.have to try.I prepare kichidi
In Vrat food dont add rice flour .
Corn flour...you can coat it wid corn flour before deep frying
Very easy recipes.. will try it definitely thank u. Plz keep adding some more 🙂
I wish to try this vadai for my daughter's birthday this month.
My daughter is allergic to peanuts! Can you please reply if it's okay to skip the peanuts in the recipe without compromising on the taste and crispiness ?
Sure, you can try 🙂
Tried this vada but sago started to separate and the vada lost its shape. Pls can you suggest what might have gone wrong.
This means the binding agent is less and sago was more. Potato, rice flour can be increased until it binds well. Also if water content is more, it could separate in oil. If you are fine, add more rice flour.