Sabudana Vada / Tapioca Pearl fritters




For shivarathri fast i prepared sabudana /tapioca pear vada . Its one of the favorite fast recipe at my home .Whenever i visit Pune the first thing on my todo list to to eat  vada pav and sabudana vada . And i love the peanut chutney they serve with it there. At home  i usually  serve it with plain beaten curd. During my intial days of cooking to i used to be scared of making this vada as at times my vada used to break in the oil and its messy :(. But after many trial and error i now know the proportion of the ingredients for good vada.So here is my recipe :).



Rehydrated Sabudana/ Tapioca Pearls - 2 cups
(Soak pearls overnight in just enough water to cover it)
Roasted Peanut Powder - 1 cup
Potato - 2 cup , boiled and mashed
Hot Green Chili - 3 tsp , chopped fine
Coriander Leaves - 1 cup , chopped fine.
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil to fry




1. Mix tapioca pearls , peanut pw, mashed potato , chili,coriander leaves ,cumin  and salt.
2. Heat oil to 340 F in a deep pan.
3. Take a golf ball size of tapioca pearl mixture in hand and make a ball.
4. Flatten the ball to a flat disc by pressing between your two palms.
5. Make a few discs and drop a few into  the oil.
6. Fry till both sides are golden.
7. Serve hot with Curd or any chutney.

18 comments:

  1. yumm.They look so inviting.I love sabudana vadas.

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  2. I never tried this vada but this looks crispy and yummy

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  3. Looks so tempting love to have them when they are hot mm mmmmm tempting ............

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  4. first time here...glad that I made it...
    I love these vada's...looks yummy

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  5. First time here...Nver treid this vada...Looks yummy and crispy....

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  6. Wow, soo tempting!.. perfect snack!!:)... looks crispy and yumm:)

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  7. Wonderful recipe , looks so crunchy n yummy !!!

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  8. looks perfect , Nisha :)...This is quite new to me..:)..Would taste heaven, I bet, with a cuppa hot tea :)!

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  9. Looks very crispy, I have never added peanut powder... Tasty and yummy!!!

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  10. that's a delicious crispy snack you have there!! I have never tasted subudana vadais , this one is a new and delicious recipe I'm discovering!!

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  11. I had a particular question.

    I was looking for information on tapioca pearls and stumbled onto your blog. I had some payasam recently with "chowari" and found out that it is made from tapioca. You mentioned the use of tapioca pearls. I wanted to know where you bought the tapioca pearls from or whether you made it yourself.

    On a plus side, I do find your blog fascinating. I'll have to start following this.

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  12. Thanks Rahul for dropping by , chowari ( malayalam) , sabudana (hindi) and tapocia pearls(english) are one and the same thing. I brought it not homemade.

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  13. dear nisha cld u plz tell me whether the water in which sabudana has been soaked has to be drained before mixing?

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  14. Sabudana will usually absorb all the water ,but if there is any water left it will be a good idea to drain it.

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  15. I found that there are two types Tapioca pearls and casava pearls. According to research casava pearls are really sabudana and that tapioca is not. My mum and I have had this problem twice the tapioca pearls either turn to powder after soak or remain hard. We don't know what to do because you can only find Tapioca pearls.

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