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sabudana wada being dipped in a bowl of ketchup

Beet Leaves Sabudana Wada - An Indian Snack!

Sabudana Vada (Crispy Sago/tapioca pearl fritters) is a widely popular snack from Maharashtra especially during the fasting times. These deep-fried vadas are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside with a surprise addition of beet leaves. Serve them hot with green chutney/ketchup and enjoy this mouthwatering snack.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Cook Time 15 minutes


  • 2 cups sabudana/tapioca pearls
  • 1 potato boiled
  • 1/2 cup unsalted roasted peanuts coarsely ground
  • 4-5 beet leaves
  • 2 green chillies
  • Salt as required
  • Oil for frying


  • You need to soak sabudana/tapioca pearls overnight. Pro Tip- The water should be about the same level as the sabudana. The next day, the sabudana would be all puffed up and dry. Transfer it to a mixing bowl. Add boiled potatoes, coarsely ground unsalted roasted peanuts, paste of beet leaves and green chillies along with salt. Mix it all together. Shape them as lemon sized balls and deep fry them in hot oil till they turn golden. You can fry them in an appe pan as well if you are watching the calories. Beet leaves Sabudana Wadas are ready. Serve them hot with some freshly prepared green chutney/ketchup.