Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Sabudana vada / Pearl Sago Fritters / Healthy Snacks Recipes

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Sabudana Vada  or  Pearl  Sago  Fritters  is a crispy & delicious snack of North India...!!
It is a filling & nutritious snack , that makes a best accompaniment along with hot cuppa chai or coffee. We know sabudana is a rich source of fibre contents, so this recipe is a great way of incorporating the benefits of sabudana into a delectable crispy snack. 
The main ingredients used for spicy healthy taste of this vada are cumin pwd, red chilly pwd , etc. It is often served hot with  green chutney  or  coconut chutney. 
Be sure to prepare enough, as the crunchy & melt in the mouth taste of these vadas, will vanish in no minutes, leaving us to crave for more...:)
Ingredients:
  • Sabudana                                 - 1 ½ cups
  • Potatoes                                     - 1 big
  • Peanuts roasted                        - ¾ cup
  • Cumin pwd                                - ½ tsp
  • Red chilly pwd                          - ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves                              - 6 to 8 finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves                       - 3 tsp chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to fry
Method: 
  1. Clean, wash & soak the sabudana in a little water, just enough to cover it.
  2. Allow to soak overnight or for 5 to 6 hrs
  1. You can see all the water is been absorbed and the sabudana is swelled.
  2. Drain the excess water completely.
  3. Boil, peel the skin of potates, mash it  & keep ready.
  1. Take roasted peanuts, remove the husk.
  2. Grind it to coarse pwd.. ( I used rolling pin to grind .
  1. Now add the sago, mashed potatoes, cumin pwd, red chilly pwd, salt, crushed peanuts, curry leaves & cilantro.
  2. Mix carefully not to mash the sago.
  1. Make small balls with this mixture, flatten them a bit and set aside.
  1. Heat oil in a fry pan.
  1. When the oil is smoky hot, turn the flame to medium & fry these flattened pieces.
  1. Fry until they turn golden brown on both sides.
  1. Drain on paper towels
  1. It makes a lipsmacking combo with hot cup of tea or coffee.
 Enjoy the yummy delectable cripsy snack now..:)

Note:
  • Like any other Vadas, It is best when eaten fresh.
  • Green chillies chopped finely,  can also be used instead of red chilly pwd.
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·       Medu Vadai
·       Beetroot Vada
·       Onion Vadai
·       Sambar Vadai
·       Dahi Vada
·       Banana Flowers Vadai

104 comments:

  1. Wow, they look super delicious and tempting.

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  2. Love sabudana khichdi and these crispy vadas. Looks great.

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  3. looks crispy and super tempting....

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  4. Jay I love all your snacks that you make! This one is new to me. I would love to try it.

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  5. Jay, I've never heard of sabudana vada before, so thanks for introducing me to a new ingredient. And I love these fritters look delicious...

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  6. Super crispy and crunchy snack !! Love them anytime !!

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  7. Yummy crispy vada.. mouthwatering

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  8. The sabudana vadas have come out perfect Jay.
    They have such a lovely colour..look crispy and nice.

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  9. wish i could have one right now, they look awesome.

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  10. Sabudana vada looks delicious and tempting perfect with a cup of tea

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  11. looks really yummy n tasty

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  12. Never tried these vadais.Love it.

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  13. perfect sabudana vadas.............my all time fav snack!...yours have come out so perfect..lovely!

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  14. awesome vadas... you have fried them nice and crisp... would love it with tea as you said...

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  15. Perfect for a tea time snack.... Just love it dear...

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  16. wow...the vadas look absolutely delicious !!!!mouth watering !!!!!


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  17. thanks for your valuable feedback..:)

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  18. your image with tea and snacks itself is so relaxing, comfortable, feels I can taste it :)

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  19. Jay, it's been ages since I last age sago fritters but the ones that i usually eat is the sweet version. Never had a savory ones like this. Looks good.

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  20. Those vadas and the cup of tea, can I come over to your place..

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  21. Never tasted this looks so crispy and yummy. Just got a packet of Sago will try it soon.

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  22. This looks so good! And the photos are gorgeous!

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  23. Wow! really glad I found your blog. I naturally love Indian snacks, like vada and masala vada...

    These are normally made with dhall and ulundhu dhall. Must try this with sago, is it soft and chewy too?

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  24. OMG....una merienda realmente nutritiva estaba esperando esta delicia,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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  25. Jay look really nice and sounds yumm!

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  26. yummy vadas jay. i love them too much. i remember one time i was too sick and yet i cudnt resist having sabudana vada and khichdi. its another matter i was even more sick but i simply love them too much. and the color and look has comeout too good

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  27. Can I have that plate over please? Perfect looking sabudana vadas, you are tempting me to deep fry :-)

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  28. wow Jay...nice fried sabudana vada....would love to have them with a hot cup of tea.

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  29. Vadai looks yummy!

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  30. Crispy n tempting vadas...

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  31. What a lovely presentation! I feel like picking one for my morning tea right now, it is so yummmmm!!!!!

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  32. so delicious.
    Love this recipe

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  33. I really like it Jay!

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  34. Sago Vada is so interesting. I love this snack.

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  35. Very nicely done jay and love to have this with tea. It has been a long time since i made this

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  36. looks superb jay :)

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  37. Great recipe for lovely sago / tapioca, that is not used very often!

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  38. Sabodana vada looks crunchy. Perfect snacks for a cup of tea.

    Cuisine Delights
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  39. looks really good.
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  40. Hi Jay! Thanks for stopping by my blog and now I'm happy you did so I could find your blog! This is a delicious savory snack and my family will greatly appreciate these type of deep fried snacks!

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  41. Iam new to this... looks good and looks like our parippu vada.... nice click..

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  42. Jay, these sound really interesting and they look delicious. I'd love to try one with a cup of tea. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  43. Yum, they look delicious

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  44. Sabudana Vada is my weakness. Oh how I love them. Great recipe Jay

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  45. hi jay, first time i come across this vada with sago. that's different from the normal vada. would love to try this crunchy snack with coffee- hmmm yummy of course. blookmarked with thanks and have a nice day

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  46. Perfect teatime snack.. looks absolutely delicious and tempting.. thanks for sharing dear !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  47. Super crispy vadas, i dont mind having anytime.

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  48. Looks nice & crisp. After seeing this I ordered vada & tea for the office staff today!

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  49. My father used to love these, though your method is a bit different; I think, this way they would become more crispy. will surely try it :)
    Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving a lovely comment :)

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  50. Wow, looks so addictive! I bet I could finish half a dozen easily!

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  51. They look super crisp and yum

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  52. jay the sabudana vadas are very inviting. I am a maharashtrian and we have been eating the vadas since childhood. your vadas look exactly what we make at home and they go very well with the peanut chutney or dahi chutney.

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  53. delicious and crispy...

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  54. Fabulous Jay - my mouth is watering here - Planning to make some after seeing these drooly pics :)

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  55. Hey Jay, that's some sexy fritters you've got here! Won't u send me some??

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  56. wow...lovely sabudana vada..even me and my sis use to prepare the same kind of vada before marriage..we use to love them..even now i love this vada....ur clicks are supperb...

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  57. Hi Jay, I have been trying to open your blog the last few days and it did not happen until today. The sabudana vafai looks perfect, so did your biriyani.

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  58. This is so tasty and crunchy. Mmm.. mouthwatering. Simply delicious X

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  59. Hey Jay, I am enjoying all your posts so much. These vadas look mouthwatering!

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  60. This looks so good and delicious.

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  61. The sabudana vada sounds like a delicious accompaniment with the evening cup of tea. Perfectly made, they look yummy and addictive!

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  62. yummy n tempting fritters......

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  63. Super crispy snack!

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  64. Jay ...they look super delicious, even better than mine, thanks for mentioning my blog in the credits :)

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  65. very yummy looking vadas

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  66. A form of pakoda....good evening snacks with tea.

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  67. omg, i love everything you make, but what is sabudhana in english? or i can always ask my mom, i'm sure she'd know. i really love your site... and your pictures.

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  68. Crunchy and yummy snack..yum,perfect with tea..love the clicks..

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  69. crispy vadai looks very tempting!!

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  70. I haven't had a lot of Indian food so could you tell me what sabudana is?

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  71. I have had many other vada's, but this is the first time am coming across a sabudhana version..looks gr8 :)

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  72. Un cafetito acompañado de un temtenpie bien rico, besos

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  73. One of my favorites..loved the pics!!

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  74. Thank you friends for your precious time & sweet feedback..
    have a great day..;)

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  75. Hy Honey, CJ food stories,
    The english name of sabudana is Pearl Sago or Tapioca. These small grains, when cooked turn pale & transsculent. Its a flavorless, colorless, odorless starch extracted from the raw tapioca roots.
    You can get pearl sago in any Indian
    stores nearby your place.
    do giv a try.:)

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  76. Jay, since I'm unfamiliar with sabudana, I looked it up on Wikipedia and came up with this... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabudana. This dish seems quite easy to make and since I'm a big tapioca fan, I think I'd like the little pearls you use in this dish. Nice job on the photos as always.

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  77. Hy Kathleen, thanks for your valuable feedback..
    I'm a fan of tapioca too..:)

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  78. Very interesting and appetizing dish ! I love tapioca and this is the first time that I knew it can be added to the fritters ! :D Yummmm !

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  79. One of my all time favorite snacks

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  80. I am sharing this recipe with my mother... she will love using sago in a fritter!! Really wonderful recipe. :)

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  81. Never heard about them but they definetly look amazing! I can't wait to try them

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  82. the dish sounds exotic for me. I have never met tapioca or sabudana.. I'd like to taste it!

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  83. Wow! They look very yummy!

    Than you jay for dropping by and joining my site. Your blog looks and see I have joined your too :)

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  84. Delicious looking vadas. And so evenly brown. Can eat this anytime, any number!

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  85. Wow crispy and perfect.. Lovely clicks..

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  86. wowie..... vada looks yummy and crispy jay! love it.....

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  87. wow...yummy and tasty vadas dear...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

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  88. your blog is full of wonderful ideas that inspire you to follow me too happy ... These meatballs are delicious see you soon simmy

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  89. Sabudana wade (we called moti (Pearl) wada look mouthwatering and tempting!! Today is my fast...must try:).

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  90. These look very tasty!

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  91. Sago for fritters??? my my, this is so unique and loveable recipe with beautiful pics attached.

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  92. Thank you, Jay, for your lovely comments on my little blog. Yummy post! I've never heard of Sabudana before and now will keep a sharp eye out for it in our grocery stores. Is it actually a grain? Curious. Again, thank you, Lois.

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  93. I have never experimented much with tapioca, but I do see that it is a popular selling item in some of the asian shops around here. Using this ingredient for fritters is something I have never seen before, so I do find it very creative. It does look very tasty in those stunning photos! Have a great day.

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  94. I've never heard of this before but I know i would love the texture and flavor!

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  95. oh my word what great-looking dish!

    i am drooling over it


    i'm going to have to try it out asap.
    looks and sounds so delish!

    have a great thursday!

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  96. sabudana vada looks so perfect and crunchy outside

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  97. Now who doesnt like Sabudana Vada. The best combo on rainy days, nice shots :)

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  98. I never had tried sago on fritters yet, this definitely is the first time I see it. Interesting and looks yummy as usual

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