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Oct 2, 2014

Sago Vada Recipe / Sabudana Vada Recipe / Javvarisi Vadai Recipe

This has been in my to do list for quite a while. I wanted to make it and post before navrathri because it is a must make and most of us favorite vada too. I got quite a few request for this from my viewers. But somehow i didn't find time to post previously. But today i decided to make this for the pooja, i took pictures so i can share it today.

I loved the texture of the vada and it was beautifully crispy and delicious. It was so crunchy on the exterior and so fluffy and soft in the middle. 

So try this out and let me know how it turned out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Soaking Time : 3 to 4 hours
Cooking Time : 20 to 25 mins
Makes : 15 vadai


Sago / Sabudana / Javvarisi - 3/4 cup
Potato - 1 medium size peeled and cubed
Roasted Peanuts - 1/4 cup 
Green Chilli - 2 finely chopped
Ginger - 1 tsp grated
Coriander Leaves - 3 tblspn finely chopped
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
Rice Flour - 1 tblspn (optional: add if the mix is too wet)


Take sago in a bowl and cover it with water. let it soak for 3 to 4 hours. Drain it and set aside.

Now you have to cook the potatoes. You can cook it on stove top or in microwave. I peeled and chopped the potatoes and took them in a microwave safe bowl. I poured in little water, cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and microwaved it for 5 mins. Now i drained the water and mashed it with a fork.

Take roasted peanuts in a mixer and grind them coarsely. I had roasted peanuts on hand, if your peanuts are raw, roast them on a pan till it turns little golden and use it.

Now in a bowl, take the drained sago, mashed aloo, crushed peanuts, chopped green chillies, grated ginger, coriander leaves and salt. Mix well using your hands.

If the mix is too wet, add some rice flour and mix.

Now shape them into small balls and flatten them..

Heat oil for deep frying.Drop the vada in hot oil and fry till golden.

Drain and serve.

Start by soaking sago..Take sago in a bowl

cover with water and let it soak..It will take around
3 to 4 hours

I took a medium size potato, peeled it, chopped it
and poured a little water over it, covered it
with cling wrap and microwaved it for 5 mins

Now the potatoes are cooked

drain the water and mash it up

Take some roasted peanuts in a mixer

powder it coarsely

Now the sago is soaked

drain it completely

take the drained sago in a bowl

add in potatoes

crushed peanuts

some green chillies and grated ginger

add lots of coriander leaves

season with some salt

mix all these well..If the mix is too wet for you,
sprinkle some rice flour..But mine was perfect

shape them into balls

flatten them

drop them in hot oil and fry till golden

drain them

Enjoy hot..


  1. i tried this today for dasara and it came out really nice.thanks for the recipe.


  2. I have been wanting this recipe ever since my 8th grade when i had this at a friend's home. Thank u so much. I am great fan of you. Love all ur posts

    Can v add finely chopped onions to this?

  3. Please tell how to make paneer recipes make in marriges.

  4. Hi aarthi recently i m following your links for recipes and also tried your recipies really it was too too good and tasty and evetything comes out well but in this sago vadai i don't know where i went wrong and i don't know how to correct it if goes wrong only two vadai came as vadai the others dissolved in oil and only sago was left but not vadai can you help me how to it perfectly and if it happens so what can add to make it perfect.... thank u so much dear. .. god bless you

  5. @Anonymousit has not binded properly and the mix has lots of water content, so it has disolved in oil. Add more rice flour

  6. Thank you so much dear for reply. .. take care@Aarthi


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