Sabudana and Spinach Vada

Today is Shiva Ratri and I am fasting. Or should I say feasting? 🙂 I find it amusing that we have such delectable workarounds for meals on our fasting days, that makes fasting seem more sinful 😛 Right from Singhare ke atte ki roti, Sabudana vada and Kuttu ke atte ke Pakore, everything is so yum that that abstinence seems absent 🙂 Today I got to gorge myself with mom-in-law special Sabudana Vadas which remind me of the tagline of a famous Potato chips “No one can eat just one”. Here is the recipe:

Spinach – 100 gm, washed, drained and finely chopped
Sabudana (Sago) – 1 Cup
Singhara (Water chestnut) Flour  – 1 cup
Potatoes – 3 medium sized , boiled and mashed
Ginger – 1 tbsp, finely chopped
Green Chilli – 1, finely chopped
Red Chilli powder – 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil to deep fry


  1. Wash the Sabudana. Drain and set aside for an hour.
  2. Mix together rest of the ingredients with Sabudana to form a stiff mixture. (Make sure the potatoes have cooled down).
  3. Make round patties from this mixture.
  4. Heat oil in a wok. Deep fry the patties till golden brown. 
  5. Serve hot with Mint and Coriander chutney.
3 Responses to “Sabudana and Spinach Vada”
  1. SinFoodie says:

    Had so many misadventures with sabudana when i didn't know how much water to add while soaking it. Then my cook taught me that only washing and 1 tsp was required. Here in maharashtra,they add coarsely crushed roasted peanuts too which is a nice addition.

  2. dogblog says:

    Hi! This was very timely posted for me…… I am novice in cooking esp fasting dishes. Ajay is the one who regularly fasts and usually he ends up breaking the fast with boiled stir-fry potatoes and milk. On his Mahashivratri fast he got this and he loved it. The little variation I did was baking them instead of deep frying (as we are trying to watch our cholestrol). They did come out very well and even though I wasn't fasting I enjoyed quite a few of them.Thanks for posting the recipe…..looking forward to more Fasting food dishes.

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