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sabudana vada
Sabudana Vada - A No-Fry Version {Crispy-Spicy Tapioca Fritters}
Prep Time
4 hrs
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
4 hrs 20 mins
Sabudana Vada - Spicy Tapioca fritters with an healthy twist!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Sabudana Vada
Servings: 4
Calories: 354 kcal
Author: Archana Mundhe
  • 1 cups of tapioca
  • 1 medium potato
  • 1 teaspoon crushed green chilies or 1 tsp red chili powder or both for a spicer version
  • 1/3 cup roasted and ground peanuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil or ghee
  • salt to taste
  • Ingredients for the chutney:
  • 1/3 cup plain low fat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon roasted and ground peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon red chili powder mild to medium hotness
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • salt to taste
  1. Rinse and soak sabudana in half cup of water for 3-4 hours. Dry roast skinned peanuts and grind them coarsely. Boil, peel and mash the potato. Coarsely grind cumin seeds and green chillies.
  2. Mix all the ingredients and cilantro with some salt to taste. Make lemon sized balls.
  3. Heat the paniyaram/aebleskiver pan on medium low heat. Add a few drops of ghee in each round section. Place the fritter balls in each section and cook covered for 4-5 mins.
  4. Gently flip the fritters using chopstick or small spoon to cook the top side. Add few more drops of ghee on top of each fritter. The one's in the center definitely cook much faster, so they will have to flipped first. Cover and cook again for another 4-5 mins on medium low heat until they turn crisp and golden brown.
  5. While the fritters are cooking, whisk together yogurt, ground peanuts, red chili powder, sugar and salt to make the chutney. Serve the fritters hot with this sweet and spicy chutney!
Nutrition Facts
Sabudana Vada - A No-Fry Version {Crispy-Spicy Tapioca Fritters}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Potassium 434mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 11.9%
Vitamin C 7.7%
Calcium 8.6%
Iron 19.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.