June 13, 2012

Sabudana Vada (Tapioca and potato patties)

Sabudana Vada (Tapioca patties)

I rarely post any snack items, that's because we don't make it so often. But the luxury of having parents over is that it changes. They think of delicious snacks we can have with chai. And the sabudana vada was one of them.

I am a big fan of this vada and have made it with sweet potatoes as well. So when my mom said she had soaked some extra sabudana (tapioca pearls) and suggested "How about some vadas with the leftover sabudana?" I was all in agreement.

We quickly boiled a couple of potatoes, grated some ginger and chopped a chilli, mixed it all together and got a hot batch quickly.

Lil A is getting introduced to the "pakoras" after the "bhajas". And his favorite kind is potato. I thought he would try this, he tried a couple of bites and then gave up. Oh well, more for me.

Sabudana Vada (Tapioca patties)
2 small/ medium potato boiled, peeled and mashed
1 cup sabudana (tapioca pearls)
Water (to soak sabudana)
1-2 green chillies finely chopped
1 tbsp ginger grated
1 tbspoon cilantro finely chopped
salt to taste
1/4 tspoon freshly grated black pepper
1/4 cup oil(I used non stick for this)

Sabudana Vada (Tapioca patties)
Soak the sabudana for a good 3-4 hours. Drain the excess water and then mix the sabudana with potato and salt.

Once it's mixed in, add the chilli, cilantro and ginger and then form small flat patties using the palm.
My mom usually wets her palm to prevent the patties from sticking.

In a shallow pan, heat oil and put the patties in once the oil is hot. Let it cook on medium heat for about 1-2 minutes till it browns. Turn over and cook the other side.

Sabudana Vada (Tapioca patties)
Serve hot with chutney or sauce.


  1. Salivating here, addictive patties.

  2. Very tempting and yum looking vadas....

  3. Never didn't know one could made vada with tapioca pearls, so you are having a excelent time as your parents are there. Not to mention all the cooking etc... Vada look so good

  4. Barite brato holey eyi shob ranna korto amar Ma..ami onek baar peanut ke roast korey ..dry grind kore seyita add korechi aro ekto alada taste hoye....oh! lil A nischoyi bhalo bhasbe khete eyi shob ekto aro bodo hote dao, dekhbe tokhon! hugs and smiles

  5. Amar Ma o ei sabudana bora kore, Jaya'r moton peanuts dey ...I have never tried myself. Darun dekhte lagche

  6. Hi Mandira,
    How are you? yes its been so long! I am fine, and busy as usual with kids:)

  7. Sabudana patties looks crunchy and yummy.

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  8. Ki much muche dekhte hoyechee tomar sabu danar bora....:-)

  9. Mandira, I am just beginning to catch up on all I have missed and this goes to the top of the 'to try' list! Yum! :)

    1. Hi Linda, do try, it tastes best with hot tea :)


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