Sabudana Vada/Wada - Maharashtrian Recipe Video

Sabudana is used in Indian cooking, especially in Maharashtra as a light-meal choice for for all fasting days. Sabudana vadas are crunchy and simply melts in the mouth. It leaves the stomach full while the tongue craves for more.


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In30 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Sago1 Cup (16 tbs) (Sabudana soaked in water overnight)
 Peanut powder1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), roasted
 Boiled potato1 Medium, mashed
 Green chilies2 Medium, crushed
 Cumin seeds1 Teaspoon
 Samo seeds/Rice flour2 Teaspoon (Optional)
 Baking soda1 Pinch
 Salt To Taste
 Coriander leaves2 Tablespoon, chopped finely
 Water1 Tablespoon (As needed) (Optional)
For frying the sabudana vadas
 Oil2 Cup (32 tbs) (As needed for deep frying)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 349 Calories from Fat 151

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.7%

Saturated Fat 2.3 g11.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 156 mg6.5%

Total Carbohydrates 46 g15.2%

Dietary Fiber 3.2 g12.9%

Sugars 2.3 g

Protein 5 g9.7%

Vitamin A 12.8% Vitamin C 47.2%

Calcium 5.3% Iron 25.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Soak sabudana in water overnight or at least for 4 - 6 hours.
2. After soaking overnight, drain and set aside.

3. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well.
4. Moisten your palms with a little water and take small portions from the mixture and make patties as shown in the video.
5. Heat oil in a pan over high heat and deep fry the vadas until golden in color.
6. Once done, drain onto a paper towel to remove the excess oil from it.

7. Serve hot with any chutney of your choice.

Editors Review

All those who like eating Indian snacks, should definitely try this out. It is an easy snack to make. The Chef makes Sabudana Vada in the video, which is a famous snack in Maharashtra.