Easy Snack With Sabudana (Vrat Recipe For Navratri)

This snack recipe is perfect for people who are fasting and it also is an awesome snack to make when you have company over a cup of chai!. Try it and don’t forget to tag us when you do.

Normally during Ekadashi and Navaratris, many Hindus keep a fast. The food prepared on those is different to the kind we eat regularly. Sabudana Vada, is one of our favourite fasting snacks made with tapioca pearls/sago/sabudana, potatoes and peanuts.

While sabudana is naturally gluten-free and vegan, it’s still loaded with pure starch and carbs. So be mindful when you start snacking on it. I know it’s difficult to resist them. Today I’m sharing how we make this recipe at home to give you a super delicious, crispy Sabudana Vada with a soft and light interior.


  • 3 bowls Sabudana/Sago Pearls (medium to large size)
  • 2-3 boiled Potatoes
  • Finely chopped Coriander
  • 1-2 Tsp Sendha Namak/ Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 2 Tsp Green Chilli Paste
  • 1 bowl Peanuts ( roasted & crushed )
  • 4 Tsp Lemon Juice or 1-2 Tsp Amchur Powder
  • 1 Tsp Sugar ( optional )
  • 1 -2Tsp Cumin Powder


  • Soak sabudana for at least 8 hours after washing them
  • Water level while soaking sabudana should be 1 cm above the level of sabudana
  • Check to see if soaked sabudana is tender
  • Mash 2-3 boiled potatoes
  • Add it to the bowl of sabudana
  • Put salt
  • Sprinkle some jeera powder
  • Add 2 tsp of green chilli paste
  • Put 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • Toss in the roasted & crushed peanuts
  • Add a handful of fresh coriander leaves
  • Mix it all well to combine it
  • Check for seasoning and adjust accordingly
  • The dough will start to come together & stick 
  • Start making sabudana balls of medium to large size and shape into vadas/tikkis
  • You can deep fry or pan fry it
  • Heat oil and fry the sabudana vada on medium flame for at least 3-4 mins
  • Serve hot with coriander chutney and sweet curd
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