26 September 2014


North Indians fast during these 9 days of Navrathri and Sago plays a major part of thr vrat ka khana / fasting food.

Sago / Sabudana is full of starch / carbohydrates so it provides quick boost of energy, and gives cooling effect on the body system. It is a pure veg processed food and so it is an integral part of the vrat. Vadas, khichdi and sweet dishes are made with Sago / Sabudana / Javvarasi.

We are not celebrating Navrathri at our place (keeping golu, making sundal, vada, sweets) this year. Missing the celebrations at our place. To overcome the feel made this Sabudana vada n Green chutney in a traditional Maharashtraian style.

What you need: Inspired from Veg Recipes of India
1 cup - Sabudana / Sago / Javvarasi
3 nos -  Potatoes
½ cup - Roasted peanuts, coarsely ground
3 tbsp - Buckwheat flour or amaranth flour (optional)
2 nos - Green chillies, finely chopped
1 tsp - Ginger, grated
1 tsp - Cumin seeds
2 tbsp - Coriander leaves, finely chopped
Sendha namak - as reqd (during fasts this salt is used, but my household salt s this one so i jus used it or else normal salt can be added)
2 tbsp - Oil for pan frying

How to make:
Soak the sago for 5 hours drain it and add boiled and mashed potatoes in a deep bowl.

Add peanuts, salt, ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves to the above mixture and mix well.

Heat oil in a medium frying pan take some portion shape em and cook until crisp on both the sides you can also deep fry them if reqd.

Serve hot with green chutney.

What you need FOR GREEN CHUTNEY:
2 cups - Coriander leaves
2 nos - Green chili
Sendha namak as required
2 tbsp - Water

How to make:
Grind all of the above until smooth and serve with hot vadas.


  1. Wow, love those superb crispy vadas,that green chutney looks stunning, i can have some rite now.

  2. My kids favorite vada, i too prefer the tawa roasting method..vadas looks tempting :)

  3. Crunchy and yummy snacks.

  4. I love the hot Sabudana Vada with a cuppa...

  5. yumm.. would love it as a snack also..

  6. what a tempting vadas, drooling ;-)

  7. drooling here... looks so crunchy...