Sabudana Vada (Tapioca Pearl Fritters)

Happy Fryday! foodie fellows.

In these crazy times, we keep doing what we do best is making delicious food and pray. Well, during the Navaratri when you are not eating onion and garlic but still need some nice snack recipe that is easy as well.

Have you tried tapioca pearl fritters aka Sabudana vadas? These fritters are crispy and crunchy in texture, with a spicy and slightly sweet flavour. It's pantry friendly, comforting snack for me. I love to make these simple and fancy snacks. Serve as an appetizer at a party or breakfast or as an evening snack. You will surely be lost into its crunchy texture.

Sabudana Vada (tapioca pearl fritters) is a popular snack in India especially during the fasting days like Navratri. These shallow fried  Sabudana Vada's are crunchy on the outside and soft texture creates a lot of flavours inside.

It's a very easy and no time Snack recipe with minimal ingredients and amazing flavour. This Sabudana vada is made of three main ingredients socked  Sabudana (tapioca pearls), boiled potatoes and roasted ground peanuts along with cumin, salt, green chilies, and lemon juice, mixed together to shape into patties or balls and then do shallow fry.

This most delighted snack is from the Maharashtra region but popular all over India too. Crispy and crunchy Sabudana Vada is perfect for tea time snack. These shallow fried vadas (fritters) are very addictive, vegan, gluten-free.

Stay inside and enjoy your favorite food. Stay healthy, stay humble!

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time25 mins

Ingredients

 ½ cup Soaked tapioca pearls (sabudana) - minimum 5 hours
 ½ cup Peanuts roasted and crushed coarsely
 4 qts Chilies (finely chopped)
 3 qts Potatoes medium size (boiled and mashed)
 1 tbsp Lemon juice
 ¼ cup Fresh coriander (chopped)
 1 tbsp Grated ginger
 1 tbsp Sugar
 Himalayan salt as per taste or use Sendha namak in fasting
 Oil for frying

Instructions

1

In a bowl, add the soaked Sabudana, mashed potatoes, roasted peanuts, chopped green chilies, grated ginger, lemon juice, sugar, coriander leaves, and salt.

2

Mix well until it looks like a dough.

3

Then, take a spoonful of mixture in your palm and make patties depending upon the size you prefer. If the mixture is sticky, grease your palms and then proceed. Repeat the same for all the mixture.

4

To fry the Sabudana vadas, heat oil in a heavy-bottomed pan. When the oil is hot add the vadas and shallow fry them (I like mine deep fry).

5

Once brown and crisp, take them out and drain onto absorbent towel/paper. Repeat the same for all. Serve crisp golden Sabudana vada with green chutney.

Ingredients

 ½ cup Soaked tapioca pearls (sabudana) - minimum 5 hours
 ½ cup Peanuts roasted and crushed coarsely
 4 qts Chilies (finely chopped)
 3 qts Potatoes medium size (boiled and mashed)
 1 tbsp Lemon juice
 ¼ cup Fresh coriander (chopped)
 1 tbsp Grated ginger
 1 tbsp Sugar
 Himalayan salt as per taste or use Sendha namak in fasting
 Oil for frying

Directions

1

In a bowl, add the soaked Sabudana, mashed potatoes, roasted peanuts, chopped green chilies, grated ginger, lemon juice, sugar, coriander leaves, and salt.

2

Mix well until it looks like a dough.

3

Then, take a spoonful of mixture in your palm and make patties depending upon the size you prefer. If the mixture is sticky, grease your palms and then proceed. Repeat the same for all the mixture.

4

To fry the Sabudana vadas, heat oil in a heavy-bottomed pan. When the oil is hot add the vadas and shallow fry them (I like mine deep fry).

5

Once brown and crisp, take them out and drain onto absorbent towel/paper. Repeat the same for all. Serve crisp golden Sabudana vada with green chutney.

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