Sabudana Vadas

Crispy Crunch Sabudana Vadas

As a kid the best part of my Mom’s fasts were the crispy and crunchy Sabudana vadas- we all love these vadas.  Here in Hyderabad they call Sabud Dana – Sago too.

These Vadas are usually deep fried but I made them like we make Tikkis and shallow fried them for myself- they tasted as good as the deep fried ones- my husband refused to compromise though- he went with the deep fried ones.


Sabud Dana (Tapioca) – 1.5 Cup

Potatoes- Boiled and mashed- 3

Green Chilies finely chopped- as per taste

Ginger paste- 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Oil for frying


Sabud Dana Vadas

Sabud Dana Vadas

Wash the Sabudana and strain any excess water out.  Now soak it for 2-3 hours in water.  Drain the water out and mix the Sabudana with boiled and mashed potatoes, salt, green chilies, and ginger paste.  You can add a pinch of red chili to this if you wish to.  Now make small flat round balls out of the mixture.

Heat oil in a frying pan and slide the vadas in it.  Fry the vadas until they turn golden brown.  Take them out when done.

Serve hot with Coriander Chutney or Curd – relish them!