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Sabudana Vada | Sago Fritters

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Coming back to the recipe. This is a classic street food in most parts in Maharasthra. Served along with fried green chillies, this tastes heavenly, especially with ginger tea!

Makes 10-12
2 cups sabudana/sago, soaked overnight, (check the process of soaking here)
1 big potato, boiled, peeled,
1 medium onion, finely chopped,
2 tbsp peanuts, roasted, crushed,
2 tbsp green chillies, finely chopped,

Salt as per taste


  1. In a bowl, put all the ingredients together, and mix well.
  2. Make small equal sized patties and set aside until ready to serve.
  3. Heat oil for deep frying.
  4. Deep fry the patties until golden brown.
  5. Serve hot with green chutney

Check out another method to prepare sabudana here.
Enjoy 🙂

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