Sabudana Vada

I love my dishwasher… of course, ‘coz I hate doing dishes! A few months back, I had a very pretty foodie friend over… And I got to spend long hours with her! I was surprised to hear when she said she loves doing it :P Well yes, she finds it interesting… She enjoys standing at sink and clean the plates one by one… do you know her reason??!!! She says it gives her plenty of time to dream ;)

How I wish to have such friends visit me often… lol!!! Jokes apart, I used to love doing dishes back in India. Sssssh… it was the easiest thing I found that time. But now you ask me to do the load and I’ll give a shoutout! I usually find it okay but then on one of those very-busy days, I end up using my dishwasher only… If that doesn’t start by any mistake, my heart skips a beat. And that sets with my plan… I clean everything around i.e. gas, platforms, microwave, sinktops etc…

Let’s get back to the topic! I’m not the one who take healthy-eating challenges strictly… Rather than doing it for a month and then drowning into the deep-fried munchies and sweet goodies again, I prefer to make it a habit of including healthy elements on my plate… no matter if it’s a brekkie, brunch, lunch or dinner!!! We prefer fruit juices over aerated drinks, we prefer having a big salad bowl every evening to go with dinner (or just soup n salad bowls), we prefer pan-frying or baking over deep-frying technique (not that I don’t deep-fry at all), we prefer drinking max water throughout the day… And that I think is enough for me :P I’m sure it’s not an honest effort to follow the trend of healthy eats… but I do it my way! ;)

Just a few things to keep in mind:

  • Don’t add too much masala into everything…
  • Don’t eat too much oily food…
  • Don’t overcook the veggies (or lentils etc.)…

Everything in moderate amount is absolutely fine! Although it doesn’t help you reducing weight, it keeps you fit for sure :) Well, today I’ve brought you a healthier version of unhealthy authentic ‘Sabudana Vada’ ;) Of course with carbs in it.. but it works at times naa? I just said it on this post ;)



1/2 to 3/4 cup Sabudana, soaked for a few hours
2 Potatoes, boiled & mashed
1 tsp Ginger, grated
1 Green Chilly, finely chopped
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds (you can use coarse cumin powder too)
1-2 tsp Lemon Juice
2 tbsp Ground Peanuts (roasted and then ground)
1 tsp Sugar (optional)
Salt, to taste (or sendha salt, if you’re making it for fast)
Oil, for shallow-frying


  1. Drain excess water from sabudana and transfer it to a bowl.
  2. Add mashed potatoes along with all the spices.
  3. Pour lemon juice into it. Make sure it doesn’t make the mixture wet.
  4. Add some farali flour if required and mix everything well.
  5. Divide the mixture in 12 equal portions and shape them into patties or balls.
  6. Heat appe pan and add a few drops of oil in each cavity.
  7. Put these balls into it and let it get cooked until it looks golden brown and crisp outside.
  8. Serve these vada with yogurt or green chutney!!! :)


  • I usually don’t add flour into it. But you can choose to add it for perfect round shapes.
  • Also, you can deep-fry these vadas for an authentic touch ;)