Sabudana Tikki


An extremely popular and delicious snack and breakfast dish – Sabudana Tikki is so common in any household especially during the fasting season. I simply devour it. A classic from the state of Maharashtra, every household has its own special recipe. These fritters are crispy, spiked with green chillis and nutritious, making it a perfect snack option for those pretty evenings.

I remember mum making these fried vadas during the fast days at home and they tasted delicious. Though I wouldn’t fast, I would end up eating these fritters one after the other. When I visit my mum’s place I often end up eating these vadas because they are my favorite snack. I am reliving my childhood with my son and I can see how he enjoys these vadas with a tangy chutney. My snack woes are definitely solved with these tikkis, its time for your to solve yours by making these.



INGREDIENTS: (Makes 8 – 9 pieces)

  • 1 cup sabudana pearls (tapioca pearls)
  • 1/4 tbsp roughly crushed roasted peanuts
  • 2 large potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp crushed ginger
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp jeera powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 3 tbsp ghee/oil, for cooking
  • salt to taste


  • Soak sabudana in water overnight or for 6 – 7 hours or until soft. Drain the water completely and dab it with kitchen towel to remove as much water as possible.
  • Take soaked sabudana, boiled and mashed potatoes, green chilli, cumin powder, ginger, coriander leaves, red chilli powder and salt in a bowl and mix it well until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  • Mash it well using your hands. Take a small portion of the mashed dough and form flat patty of same size for the ease of cooking.
  • Take a medium hot tawa and slightly grease it with ghee/ oil. Once its hot place the patties on top of it and let it cook until its crisp and golden brown.
  • Slightly brush the other part of the patty with ghee/ oil and turn it on the tawa for it to cook on the other side.
  • Once cooked on all the sides, take it out on a plate ans serve immediately with mint or coriander chutney.


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