Friday, October 16, 2015

Sabudana Vada

Jai Mata Di!! Today I am going to share the recipe of one of the most popular snacks eaten during Navratras fast - "Sabudane Ki Tikki" or "Sabudana Vada". "Navratra" fasts are incomplete without this delicacy. It is liked by almost every person who keeps these fasts. First time when I made them, I still remember how the first Sabudana tikki got stuck at the bottom of the vessel. The oil was boiling, I could smell something burning, in the panic mode I tried to separate the tikki from the base and it broke into pieces. It was a complete disaster but after few more attempts now I can proudly say I know how to make "Sabudane Ki Tikki" :D

What I learnt from my mistakes-
  • The oil should be sufficiently hot when you are dropping 'tikkis' into it. 
  • Fry the 'tikkis ' on medium flame giving them sufficient time to cook. Too high temperature will burn it from outside without cooking it from inside. 
  • If the oil is cold or not sufficiently warm, the 'tikki' will stick to the bottom. Also, when you are dropping the it into the 'kadhai', give it few seconds to cook. Once the sabudana is cooked, the 'tikki' will automatically come on the surface.
  • In case, your 'tikki' still breaks, add some Kuttu flour or Water-chestnut('Singhada') flour for additional binding.

List Of Ingredients: (Makes 12 pieces)

  • Sabudana (or Sago)-1/2 cup
  • Chopped Green Chillies-2
  • Medium Sized Potatoes-3
  • Coarsely Grounded Roasted Peanuts-3 tbsp
  • Chopped Coriander-4 tbsp
  • Rock Salt-2 tsp ( or to taste)
  • Red Chilli Powder- 1 tsp
  • Oil- For deep frying

Steps To Prepare:

Fill the water little above the level of sabudana and keep it aside for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes, drain the excess water out of it. Cover the soaked sabudana with a lid and let them be like this for 5-6 hours.

To the soaked sabudana, add boiled potatoes, rock salt, red chilli powder, ground peanuts, green chillies and coriander. Mix them well to form potato and sabudana mash.

Potatoes and Sabudana Mash

Grease you palms with a little bit of oil. Take a spoonful of mash and form round balls out of it. Gently press it from the top. Repeat the process with the entire quantity of mash.

Heat oil in a frying pan. When the oil becomes hot, carefully drop the flat balls in it.

Once it is cooked, it will automatically rise to the surface.

Fry them on medium flame till they turn golden brown from outside.

Crunchy Tasty Sabudana Tikkis are ready. Serve them hot with Coriander chutney.


  1. some photos on your blog can make me feel insanely hungry any hour of the day! They are so well presented and awesomely cooked!

    1. Thanks a lot dear :-* This encouragement keeps me going!! ;) :D


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