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Sabudana vada recipe

Sabudana vada or Sago vada is one of the popular Maharashtrian recipes made during Navaratri fasting(vrat)
Prep Time6 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time6 hrs 30 mins
AuthorSharmilee J


  • 1 cup sabudana
  • 2 nos potatoes
  • 1 tsp jeera
  • 1/3 cup peanuts
  • 1 tsp ginger finely chopped
  • 2 nos green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
  • salt to taste


  • Rinse sago well with water and soak sago overnight or for atleast 5 hrs with enough water just to immerse it well...Dont add more water as it will become mushy...just sprinkle little water if you feel its very dry.After the mentioned time if you see the sago must have absorbed the water well and if you press it with your fingers it will be soft, Set aside. Roast peanuts till the skin splutters and brown spots appear here and there.
  • Discard the skin and grind the peanuts to a coarse mixture.To a mixing bowl - add sago,peanut powder,mashed potato,jeera,ginger,green chilli,lemonjuice,coriander leaves and required salt.
  • Mix it well until it forms a dough like.Pinch lemon sized ball and shape them into vadas.Make all the vadas ready.
  • Heat oil - add the sago vadas , carefully turn over and cook till golden brown on both sides.Cook in medium flame to avoid burning.


  • Dont choose the nylon variety sago....the bigger variety suits well for this.
  • Take care while adding water to soak sago...this is a very important step....if you add more water then it will become mushy.
  • Do not fry for more time, then the vadas will turn bitter, make sure you take them when its golden brown.
  • Pressure cook potatoes with skin for atleast 4-5 whistles or until soft...Peel of the skin and mash it up.
  • If you are soaking in the mrg then you can check it now and then, fluff it up inbetween this gives nonsticky sago.Sago should be soaked well and should be soft.
  • You can even add 2 tsp of rice flour while mixing.
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