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sabudana vada recipe

Sabudana Vada / Tapioca Pearl Fritter Recipe

Crispy fried sabudana vada or Tapioca Pearl Fritter is an Indian snack recipe.

Course Snack
Recipe Cuisine Indian
Keyword Sabudana Vada
Prep Time 6 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes

Recipe Ingredients

Sabudana vada / tapioca pearl fritters

  • 1/2 cup Sabudana / sago pearl
  • 2 Boiled Potatoes
  • 1/2 cup Peanuts (crushed toasted)
  • 1 or 2 Green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Cumin powder, roasted
  • 1/2 cup Coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying

Peanut Coriander Chutney

  • 1 cup Peanuts, toasted
  • 1 cup Coriander leaves, chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies, chopped
  • 2inch Ginger piece, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Garlic, chopped (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Salt as per taste

Recipe Instructions

How to make sabudana vada

  1. Soak the sabudana/ sago pearls in water for 6 hours or overnight. Amount of water requires to soak the sabudana depends upon the type and varieties of sabudana. Preferably same or double the amount of water is required to soak the sabudana.

  2. Prepare the other ingredients as instructed.

  3. Sabudana is ready to use when it is readily mashable when pressed between fingers.

  4. To the sabudana, add rest of the ingredients. Mashed the potatoes well before adding it to the sabudana.

  5. Make small balls out of it. Make fat and thick balls if you are going to deep fry them. For shallow fry, make the balls little on thinner side and flat.

  6. Keep it in the fridge for 15 minutes. It helps in the binding process.

  7. Heat enough oil in a pan. When it is hot enough, drop the sabudana balls and fry on medium low till it is cooked through and brown from all sides.

  8. Serve hot with peanut chutney.

Peanut Coriander Chutney

  1. Put all the ingredients into a mixer jar. Blend it with water till medium coarse paste. Dilute it with more water as per the consistency requires.

  2. If you want you can add tarka of red chillies and mustard seeds.