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Sabudana vada

Sabudana vada is an easy-to-make snack that can be included during vrat/fasting. This popular dish is made with sago pearls or tapioca pearls.
5 from 1 vote
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Indian, Karnataka
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr


  • 1 cup sago pearls sabudana
  • 2 potatoes
  • ½ cup peanuts roasted
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp ginger paste
  • 1-2 green chilli or as per taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp oil


  • Soak sabudana in water for 30 minutes
  • Boil and mash the potatoes. Take care to just cook until done and they do not turn mushy. Set aside
  • Coarsely grind the roasted peanuts. Set aside
  • Once the sabudana is soaked, drain the water completely. Let it sit in a colander for at least 30 minutes
  • Combine the soaked sabudana, potatoes, peanut powder, ginger, cumin seeds, salt, coriander leaves and lemon juice
  • Mix well and knead into a soft dough
  • Heat appe pan and add a drop of oil into the appe pan
  • Pinch out a small portion and roll it into a ball. Place the rolled ball into them
  • Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes
  • Flip and cook on the other side for another 4-5 minutes
  • Repeat this process until all sides are golden. It can take 15-18 minutes to completely cook
  • Sabudana vada is ready to be served
Nutrition Facts
Sabudana vada
Amount Per Serving
Calories 102 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 47mg2%
Potassium 160mg5%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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