Sabudana vada/cutlets is a popular Maharashtrian snack made using sago/tapioca also known as sabudana. It’s really delicious, crunchy on the outer side and is soft inside. Sabudana vada is a popular recipe for fasts as it contains no onion and garlic. Sabudana is one of the most common ingredients used for making recipes for fasts.

Required Time: 10-12 minutes


Potatoes-4 big size

Sago (Sabudana)-2 cups

Bread Crumbs

Green Chillies

Coriander leaves


Red Chilli Powder

Fennel seeds


Oil for frying


  1. Soak the sabudana overnight or at least 4-5 hours before preparation.
  2. Drain all the water completely
  3. Boil the potatoes, peel and mash them
  4. Mix the mashed potatoes and sabudana together
  5. Add, chopped green chilies, coriander leaves, salt, red chili powder, fennel seeds and breadcrumbs
  6. Mix it well
  7. Take some portion of the mixture in your hands and shape them into flat round cutlets
  8. Heat oil for deep frying
  9. Now gently place the cutlets in the oil and let it get fried in the medium flame.
  10. Turn over a couple of times to fry the cutlets evenly
  11. Fry until it turns golden and crispy
  12. Place it over a butter or tissue paper to absorb excess oil
  13. Sabudana Vadas/Cutlets are ready to serve!
  14. Serve hot with coriander chutney or ketchup


Tip: 1. Adding a good quantity of breadcrumbs will make it less oily and more crispy.

2. You can add chopped roasted peanuts as well (if you like)