Sabudana is considered a fasting food in Indian homes. When we Indians do fast on occasion of holy festivities we tend to avoid whole grains and other stuffs and resort to foods that are pure and considered fit to eat during fasting and one such food is SABUDANA. Sabudana at times can be bland to taste and we Indian are too fond of spicy foods and during fasts street foods attract our eyes way too much. Sabudana vada or sabudana tikki is popular fried snack from the region of Maharastra and eateneries out their often serve this chaat variety.There is a super smart, quick and super tasty solution to Sabudana Vada chaat recipe. Wondering how to make crispy sabudana vada and its chaat at home? Worry no more and let’s begin!

Watch the step by step Video Recipe in Hindi (with English subtitles)


Sabudana Vada Chaat: The tasty food for fasting!

Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4


(For Sabudana vada)

  • Sabudana: 150gms Soaked for 5-6hours
  • Potato: 5-6pcs boiled
  • Water chestnut flour: 100gm
  • Kashmiri red chili powder: 1tbs
  • Rock salt: 1tbs
  • Green chili: 4pcs chopped
  • Fresh coriander: a handful chopped
  • Oil for frying

(For chaat preparation)

  • Green chutney: as per taste
  • Cumin seeds: as per taste roasted
  • Red chili powder: as per taste
  • Rock salt: as per taste
  • Pomegranate: for garnish


Step 1

  • In a medium bowl take the boiled potatoes and mash then using your hands or a masher to a smooth state. Add chopped green chilies, Kashmiri red chili powder, rock salt and fresh coriander and mix it well.
  • Now, add water chestnut flour and knead it well. Gradually add sabudana and make a nice mixture.

Step 2

  • Make small round balls out of the mixture and give them the shape of your choice (I made flat round vadas)
  • Turn the gas on, place a kadhai and pour oil and heat up for frying. Place the vadas in the heated oil and fry on medium flame while stirring lightly for around 10-12mins. Turn around and fry nicely on both side.
  • Take them out of the kadhai on a tissue paper so the excess oil drains off.

Step 3

Now place 3 vadas on a plate. Pour curd on top of it as much you like.  Put a little green chutney and sprinkle a little red chili powder, a little rock salt, roasted cumin seeds (crushed) and a few pomegranates. It looks yummy. Go On Indulge! Happy cooking!

Go On Indulge! Happy cooking!


  1. Sabudana and Water chestnut flour both are considered apt food for fasting that’s why it’s a chaat prepared especially during Navratras.
  2. Rock salt is a item that could be eaten during fast as well.
  3. Vadas need to be fried slowly on medium heat so they are crispy on the outside and cooked well inside.

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