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. They even serve chaat out of it. There is a super smart, quickly and super tasty solution to Sabudana Vada recipe. Wondering how to make crispy sabudana vada at home? Worry no more and let’s begin!

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


Sabudana Vada: The tasty and quick food for fasting!

Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes


  • 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


Step 1

  • In a medium bowl take the boiled potatoes and mash them 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 the vadas on a plate and serve with yummy green chutney. Enjoy. Go On Indulge! Happy cooking!

Now place the vadas on a plate and serve with yummy green chutney. Enjoy. Go On Indulge! Happy cooking!


  1. Sabudana and Water chestnut flour both are considered apt food for fasting that’s why it is prepared especially during Navratras but you can enjoy them whenever you like.
  2. Rock salt is an 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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