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sabudana vada
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air fryer sabudana vada | Sabudana vada recipe

Sago cutlets is a wonderful snack and a great companion for hot cup of tea.
Prep Time4 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: air fryer sabudana vada, sabudana tikki in airfryer, sabudana vada recipe air fryer, sabudana wada, sago vada
Servings: 4


  • kadai/frying pan (traditional method)
  • or air fryer for low oil version


  • ½ cup sabudana soaked for 4 hours(results in 1 cups sabudana)
  • 2 medium sized potatoes mashed and peeled(You can also use 1 potato & 1 sweet potato)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp. peanuts crushed(optional)
  • 1 tbsp. coriander/mint leaves Do not use coriander during fasting/vrat
  • 1-2 green chillies adjust as per taste
  • Rock salt as needed
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1 tbsp. oil for air fryer


  • Wash sabudana and soak them in enough water for 4 hours to overnight. After soaking, they will swell up and will become double the size.
  • Mix together mashed potatoes, sabudana and all dry ingredients.
  • Make 6 to 8 balls and then flatten them to make patties or vada.

Frying (Traditional method)

  • Deep fry in medium hot oil in a kadai, until golden brown evenly on all sides.

For air fryer version

  • Follow all steps as above to make sabudana vada. Place all vade in air fryer basket,spray oil at start
  • Air fry them for 18 mins at 180 deg C, brushing oil in between after 10 minutes.
  • Air fry them further for 5 minutes at 200C to get golden coloured vada
  • Serve hot with
    mint chutney.


Soaking time for sabudana depends on its type and quality.
Add enough water upto 1 ½ inches above the sabudana.
If the mixture becomes too sticky and soft, add kuttu or rajgiri ka aata.
Oil should be hot enough for frying the vadas.