Sago Vada / Sabudana (Chawwari) Vada


1 cup sago/ sabudana/ chawwari
2 medium potatoes, halved
1/4 cup peanuts
1 tsp ginger, finely chopped
2 green chillies, finely chopped
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp curry leaves, chopped
1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
1/2 tsp sugar
salt to taste
oil, for frying


  1. Rinse and soak sago in 1 cup of water for at least 4 hours.
  2. Add potatoes in a pressure cooker and cook adding enough water for 2 whistles. Peel the potatoes and mash it well and keep it aside.
  3. Roast the peanuts and grind to a coarse powder and keep it aside.
  4. In a bowl, add the drained sago and combine with peanut powder, ginger, green chillies, chilli powder, cumin seeds, lemon juice, curry leaves, coriander leaves, sugar and salt.
  5. Add mashed potatoes into this and mix well with your hand.
  6. Grease palm with little oil and make small balls out of the mixture and flatten them with your palms.
  7. Heat oil in a pan and drop the prepared vadas gently to the hot oil and deep fry them on medium flame till they turn golden brown, flipping to the other side in between.
  8. Drain on paper towels and serve hot with chutney…


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