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Farali Sabudana Vada

Farali sabudana(Tapioca) vada is eaten during fasting(upvas)in India. But I love them even on non fasting day with tea.

You can follow the video but it doesn’t show fasting version. I make this vada on even regular day with tea so I do add few more ingredients which can not be eaten while fasting so follow written recipe for fasting version.

Farali Sabudana Vada
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Recipe Creator: Bhavna
  • ½ Cup Sabudana (Tapioca pearl) (Soaked Overnight)
  • 2 Small or one Medium Potatoes boiled , mashed(Aloo or bateta)
  • 2-3 Green Chilies
  • 1 Inch Piece of Ginger
  • Rock Salt to taste)
  • Sugar to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • ½ Cup Raw Peanuts
  • ¼ Cup Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • If your vadas break while frying , couple of tbsp arrow root powder can be added.
  • Oil for Frying
  1. Take a 1/2 cup of Sago/Tapioca in a container, add some water, lightly run your fingers through it to wash, and drain all the water. Sprinkle some water, cover and let it soak overnight or for at least 5 hours.
  2. Boil/Cook, peel, and mash Potatoes.
  3. Crush Ginger and Chilies to paste using very little water or chop them very fine.
  4. Coarse grind Peanut.
  5. In a mixing bowl, gather all ingredients except oil and mix well.
  6. Check for seasoning and adjust if necessary mainly salt.
  7. Take enough dough to make lime size of a ball and press it lightly to make a patty.
  8. Heat Oil and fry patties on medium high flame until golden brown flipping them occasionally.
  9. Drain excess oil on a paper towel for a minute or two.
  10. Best served hot with your favorite chutney, yogurt, or ketchup.


I am Bhavna a mother of two. My life is full of activities and I love sharing my passion for food, fitness, fashion, gardening, traveling and more on my YouTube channel, Facebook page, Instagram and many other platforms. I was born and raised in India but reside in the USA at present.

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