Sabudana Vada (Fried Dumplings with Topioca and Potatoes)

Here is my today’s post  ‘Sabudana vada’. Sabudana Vada is one of those recipes that is made during fast/vrat/upvaas. I have learnt this recipe from my mother in law. My hubby is insanely in love with this Sabudana vada that my mother in law makes….  Kids will also love this as a morning or afternoon snack, or in their Tiffin box with some ketchup. These vadas can be made ahead of time and fried just prior to serving. So here is the recipe for the Sabudana vada Hope you will also enjoy this.


3 medium potatoes
1/3 cup sabudana (tapioca)
1 teaspoon salt adjust to taste
1/2 cup finely chopped roasted peanut
1 teaspoon cumin seeds (roast and make powder)
2 finely chopped green chili adjust to taste
2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Vegetable oil to fry


Wash the Sabudana and soak it in 3 cups of water for 3 to 4 hours. Drain the water. After soaking, the tapioca will have increased in volume, by about 2 times. Keep in refrigerator for 2 hours.
Par-boil the potatoes, so they are only half-cooked. Insert a knife into the potato to ensure that it is still somewhat firm. Cool the potatoes, then peel and grate them using a vegetable grater.
Mix all the ingredients together. The dough will be a little sticky and soft in consistency.
Divide into 12-15 parts and roll each one into a smooth patty. Lightly oil your palms to prevent the dough from sticking.
Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium high heat. Drop a small patty of dough into the oil to check whether oil is ready. The patty should rise to the surface, and not change its color immediately.
Slowly drop other patties into the frying pan. The frying oil needs to be sufficiently hot, or else the vadas will turn out greasy and may break into pieces while cooking. Fry the vada are golden brown. Turn them occasionally. It will take approx. 4 to 5 minutes to cook.
Remove the vada and place over a paper towel so the excess oil is absorbed.
Sabudana vada should be crunchy on the outside and soft inside.
Serve them as is or with cilantro chutney, ketchup or yogurt.

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6 Responses to Sabudana Vada (Fried Dumplings with Topioca and Potatoes)

  1. radha says:

    This looks so delicious!

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  3. veenashankar says:

    So delicious looking Vada… Very nice click

  4. Rashmi says:

    my mom makes them in vrat days…

    The pics are awesome…espacially the mirror styled last one 🙂

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