Sabudana wada is a fasting recipe, but since its loved by all, its made even during non fasting days. There is one no frills, Maharashtrian joint named ‘ Prakash’ in Dadar, Mumbai which serves the best sabudana wadas and thalipiths in town. It caters to the middle class Maharashtrian crowd and serves only vegetarian Maharashtrian snacks and breakfast items. It is forever packed, and most often one ends up sharing tables with unknown people. I have fond memories of this place. Whenever, I pass this joint ( which is not often as I would like to 😒 ) we always pick up sabudana wadas and thalipiths. Since I am not confortable sharing tables , we usually get the food parceled. This place was enroute to my office at Worli, and I used to at times stop and pick up the wadas and thalipiths for my colleagues 🙂

I have more or less managed to replicate, the Wadas and this is the way I make it. But if one wants to make the wadas for fasting, one will have to skip the ginger paste. These wadas can be served with sweet curd or with a yummy chutney made of peanut powder, the recipe for which will be posted later. Some devour these wadas with ketchup too.

Level Easy


2 cups soaked sabudana( sabudana soaked overnight with water level a mm above the sabudanas)

2 cups boiled and mashed potatoes

1 tbsp ginger green chilly paste

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 cup coarsely ground peanut

1/2 tbsp cumin seeds

2 tbsp sugar

1 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves


Oil for deep frying

  1. Take all the above ingredients except oil in a bowl. Mix well.
  2. Make medium sized slightly falttened discs and keep them ready.
  3. In a deep wok, heat oil for deep frying.
  4. Fry these wadas, 3-4 at a time, till golden brown. Once one side is done, flip and fry the other side.
  5. Place the wadas on an absorbent paper to drain off the oil.
  6. Serve hot with sweet curd or chutney or ketchup.