Sabudana (Sago / Jevvarsi) vada is a famous Vrat Dish in Maharashtra and other Northern parts of India especially for Durga Pooja (Navratri). My grandmother used to make sabudana vadai using uriddal and the process is very similar to how we do Medhuvadai. That we can call as SouthIndian Style Sabudana Vada. But Maharashtrian style vada is a famous vrat dish for the Navratri festival. For the Navratri vrat, mostly sago based dishes like vada, Sabudana Kichadi, Sabudana Ladoo and also dishes with Singhara flour are very common. As Navratri is approaching, I have given the Maharashtrian style of Sabudana Vada here. A very simple to make vada with sago, mashed potatoes and crushed peanuts. Lets see how to make this simple and tasty dish.




Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time2 hours
Cooking Time30 mins
Yield12

Sabudana Vada Recipe | Sago Vada Recipe | Jevvarasi Vadai | Maharashtrian Style Sabudana Vada Recipe | Navratri Vrat Recipe
Sabudana Vada Recipe | Sago Vada Recipe | Jevvarasi Vadai | Maharashtrian Style Sabudana Vada Recipe | Navratri Vrat Recipe

Ingredients:
Sabudana / Sago / Jevvarasi1 Cup**
Potato3 medium size
Crushed Peanuts1/2 Cup
Green Chilli2
SaltTo taste
Cumin Seeds1/2 teaspoon
Chopped Coriander Leaves1 tablespoon
Lemon Juice1 teaspoon

*1 cup = 250ml

Method:

  1. Wash and rinse the sago atleast twice and soak in water for 2 hours. The quality of sago is the main factor for this recipe. We can get many different qualities of sago in market. Some sago becomes mushy within 10 minutes of soaking. Those varieties just need sprinkling of water and not soaking. But we get certain varieties of sago which needs soaking overnight too. Generally a good quality sago needs 2-3 hours of soaking. I have soaked for about 2 hours. After 2 hours, drain the water from sago using a strainer and allow it to dry for couple of minutes. When I first tried this recipe, its a total disaster because of the bad quality of sago. After soaking overnight also, it is so hard and not mixed with other ingredients and hence the vada split in oil and spoiled the oil. So sago is the main ingredient and its quality makes the dish successful.

  2. While the sago is soaking, Wash and boil the potatoes and peel then and mash it nicely. In a mixing bowl, add the drained sago and crushed peanuts. I have used the store bought roasted peanuts which i have ground it coarsely in the mixer. Do not grind it to smooth powder as the coarseness give a good crispness as well as taste to the dish

  3. To the mixing bowl, then add the mashed potatoes, chopped green chilli, chopped coriander leaves, salt, cumin seeds and lemon juice and mix well to make a dough. If the sago quality is good, we would get a good blended dough. If you feel the sago is not mixing with other ingredients, we can use a teaspoon of rice flour to bind the ingredients. 

  4. Heat oil in a pan for deep frying the vada. Make small dumplings out of the vada dough and press it in the middle to make a patti and gently drop it in hot oil. Add 3-4 vada in one batch. Deep fry the vada on both sides in medium flame till they turn crisper and becomes golden brown color. While frying, remember to keep the oil in medium as the vada tends to change color very quickly if you keep it in high flame but the inner part wouldn't have cooked properly. So once the oil is smoky hot, keep it in medium flame and add the vada to oil. Gently remove the fried Sabudana Vada in a plate with tissue to drain the excess oil. 

  5. The crispy and yummy Sabudana (Sago) vada is now ready for Vrat or Serving!
  6. Sabudana Vada Recipe | Sago Vada Recipe | Jevvarasi Vadai | Maharashtrian Style Sabudana Vada Recipe | Navratri Vrat Recipe
    Sabudana Vada Recipe | Sago Vada Recipe | Jevvarasi Vadai | Maharashtrian Style Sabudana Vada Recipe | Navratri Vrat Recipe

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  1. can i use aloo for this???

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    1. Yes potato is an important ingredient for this recipe

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