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vegan snack

Sabudana Vada

Sabudana vada is a delicious vegan and gluten free snack from India. Made with tapioca pearls, potato and ground peanuts, its eaten mainly during festivals.
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Tapioca pearls soaking time 1 hour
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 pieces
Calories 198kcal


  • 1/2 cup tapioca pearls (sabudana)
  • 4 potatoes medium sized
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts without skin
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 2-3 tbsp chopped green coriander leaves
  • 2 green chilies or as per taste
  • Salt as per taste
  • Cooking oil for deep frying


  • Wash and soak sabudana in water and keep aside for around 1 hour. After 1 hour discard the excess water.
  • Roughly grind the peanuts in a grinder. Boil, peel, and mash the potatoes. Finely chop the green chilies.
  • In a bowl, mix the mashed potatoes, soaked sabudana, ground peanut, green chilies, coriander leaves, pepper powder, and salt. Mix well.
  • Take lemon size balls of this mixture in your hand and slightly press between your palms to give a thick disc-like shape.
  • Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the discs. You can also shallow fry them or use an air fryer.
  • Take them out on a tissue paper to remove excess oil.
  • Serve hot with chutney or any dip/ sauce of your choice.


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg