Most of us have thought Indians were the only ones who used Sabudana or Pearl Tapioca, think again. It is one of the most widely sold plants used all across the world, including countries such as South America and Brazil. In India we use this protein rich root mostly when observing fasts.

Sabudana Vada is an easy to make delightful dish. These Vadas are just perfect to satisfy your hunger pangs during fasting and   with no Oil, it is indeed the one to savor especially for calorie watchers.


  • Oil – ZERO
  • Sabudana (Pearl Tapioca)– 2 cups
  • Potatoes (boiled) – 4 (medium)
  • Green Chillies – 4 to 5
  • Peanuts – 4 tbsp (crushed)
  • Coriander – 15-20 leaves (chopped)
  • Roasted Jeera powder – ½ tsp
  • Rock Salt – 1 tsp
  • Lemon Juice – ¼ tsp


1. Wash and then soak Sabudana in water for about 2-3 hours.

2. Mash boiled Potatoes in a bowl. Add soaked Sabudana, finely chopped Green Chillies, crushed Peanuts, roasted Jeera powder, Rock salt, Lemon juice and Coriander leaves and mix it well.

3. Take a little mix on your palm and make a lime sized ball of it. Now press the ball to make it flat shaped.

4. Heat a non-stick frying pan on low flame and place the Vadas on it, flap the Vadas after 2 minutes turn once again after 2 minutes or until golden brown.

5. Serve Sabudana Vadas hot with Green Chutney and Farali Chewda.

Hope you will like this no Oil yet scrumptious Sabudana Vadas!