Recipe – Sabudana Vada / Sago Bites

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Prep Time: 5 hours

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Serves: 4


  • Sabudana (Sago): 1 cup
  • Potato: 2 medium sized, boiled, peeled and mashed
  • Peanut: ¼ Cup
  • Rock salt: 1 ½ Teaspoon or to taste
  • Black Pepper Powder: ½ Teaspoon
  • Ginger: ½ Teaspoon, crushed or paste
  • Green chili: ½ Teaspoon, crushed or paste
  • Lemon Juice: ½ tablespoon
  • Curry leaves: 4-5, chop into small pieces.
  • Coriander leaves: 1 tablespoon
  • Oil: for deep fry


  • Soak sabudana for minimum 4 hours or overnight. Drain all excess water and keep in the sieve for 30 minutes so all excess water will be removed.
  • Dry roast the peanuts. Let it cool and grind coarsely.
  • In a large bowl, mix soaked sabudana, mashed potato, grinded peanut, salt, black pepper powder, ginger, green chili, curry leaves, coriander leaves, lemon juice. Toss everything well.
  • Divide into 12 equal portions. Roll each portion into ball and flatten them using hand to make small oval size balls.
  • Heat oil in high flame for deep fry, add the balls and medium the heat. Fry them in medium heat until brown and crispy.
  • Drain the excess oil and keep them on a kitchen napkin.
  • Serve hot.




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