Sabudana Vada – Shallow Fried

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Today’s recipe is a popular Maharashtrian dish – Sabudana Vada! I was introduced to this delicious dish by my foodie husband who is an ardent fan of Maharashtrian cuisine.

I have made this dish at home quite a few times. I have tried the deep fried and shallow fried options, and I must say my favorite way of making these are using the appe pan / ebelskiver pan (Shallow Fried).

Here is my recipe for Sabudana Vada – Shallow fried using appe pan.



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Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes

Makes: 20-22


Sabudana –  2 cups

Potatoes – 3 to 4

Peanuts – 1 cup

Green Chillies – 3 to 4

Coriander leaves – few

Lemon – 1/2 (optional)

Rice Flour – 2 tbsp

Cumin Seeds – 1 tbsp

Oil – 1 Tbsp + for Shallow Frying

Salt – 1 tsp or as per taste


Soak the sabudana overnight with enough water to cover. Then, drain and keep aside.

Dry roast the peanuts and pulse in a mixer to a coarse powder. Keep aside.

Cook, peel and mash the potatoes.

In a large mixing bowl, add the soaked sabudana, mashed potatoes, and peanut powder.

Then, add the chopped green chillies, coriander leaves, cumin seeds, rice flour, and salt.

Mix well before adding the juice of half lemon and then combine to make a soft pliable dough.

Heat the appe pan / ebelskiver pan on medium flame and add drops of oil on each of the molds.

Take a small portion of the dough and roll into a ball sized enough to fit into the molds of the pan.  Smear oil on each of the vadas.

Keep turning and tossing the sabudana vadas to make sure it is cooked to perfection on all sides and gets a nice golden brown color to it.


Once done, serve hot with spicy ketchup or green chutney.

Enjoy with a cuppa on a winter evening!






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