Sabudana vada is a popular Maharashtrian snack usually prepared during Navratri Vrats. It is usually served with peanut chutney. Here is the recipe.
- Sabudana/ tapioca pearls/ chowwari – ½ cup
- Potato – 1 large cooked and mashed
- Peanuts – ¼ cup crushed
- Ginger – 1 inch piece chopped fine
- Green chilies – 2 finely chopped
- Pearl onion – 5-6 chopped fine
- Lemon juice – 1 tsp
- Curry leaves – 1 sprig
- Salt – To taste
- Oil – For deep-frying
- Soak sabudana in just enough water to cover it, for at least 4 hrs.
- Cook the potatoes and mash it well. Crush the peanuts in a mixer.
- Mix all the ingredients in the ingredients section except oil. Shape into small lemon-sized balls and flatten them a bit like a vada. Deep-fry in oil until golden brown flipping to the other side in between. Serve hot with peanut chutney.
If the vada breaks apart in oil try mixing 2 tbsp corn flour to the dough or add more mashed potato.
I havent heard of this snack before..will give it a try..thanks for this recipe..
Crispy and yummy…
Crispy Vada !! Love to have it on a rainy day !! A perfect tea time snack !!
Its my FAVOURITE Marathi snack..the last time i passed by Pune I got myself five plates of it..its an awesome jelly like snack..we can eat it with chopped raw fruits or with sweetened curd. I of course mix them both .. i add the fruits to the sweetened curd and have the vada dipped in it and to top it .you should have that special brand of Pune Tea..unavailable elsewhere except in Sadashiv Peth , Pune 🙂
trust me ..AWESOME !!
meeras, Tina and Sashi,
Thanks for stopping by..Please keep visiting..
I will ceratinly try it out if I get a chance to be there. Thanks!
First time on your blog. great vadas and awesome pics! very tempting, will have to keep checking 🙂
nice one .. perfect for evening snack
This is my hubby’s fav..mine too 😉 I want to grab a few of these and a cuppa..ahaa..
i was in search of this recipe..wl try surely… awesome shot dear.. 🙂
yday i tried 2 make this,it was a real flop,it didn’t come as u made,all went apart in the oil,can u help me with some tip to try my luck next time.
We are really sorry about that, Raj. We don’t have any clue of what went wrong with this recipe but we will definitely share some tips with you. To prevent sabudana vadas from breaking up in the oil, you can add around 2 tbsp of corn flour while mixing the ingredients. You could also try adding more potato next time (2 medium instead of one large). Thanks for the feedback, Raj. We will share these tips in the post too. Let us know how they came out next time.