Navratri Recipe: How To Make Yam And Sabudana Wada

Navratri is just around the corner and festivities give you a chance to have satvik food for nine days. We teamed up with Jasmine Dsouza FOODFOOD Celebrity Chef to come up with special Navratri delicacies. Sabudana Wada tops her list! So lets take a look at How to make crispy Yam and Sabudana Wada.  yam sabudana vada


  1. 1 cup Sago seeds (sabudaan), soaked overnight
  2. 50 gm yam, cooked (Suran)
  3. ½ cup peanuts(Moongphalli)
  4. 2 tsp cornflour
  5. 100 gms khoya
  6. 1 tsp cumin(Jeera)
  7. 2 tbsp Sugar(Cheeni/Shakkar)
  8. ½ tsp Black pepper( kali mirch)
  9. 2 Green chillies, finely chopped( hari mirch)
  10. 1 tsp Ginger, finely chopped ( adrak)
  11. 1 tbsp coriander, chopped (dhaniya)
  12. 3 tsp Clarified butter, ghee
  13. oil for frying
  14. salt to taste
  15. ¼ cup Desiccated coconut to serve
  16. 1/2 cup Yogurt
  17. 1 Tsp red Chilli powder, lal mirch
  18. 200 gms Mithi chutney to serve

Preparation method

  1. Heat oil for frying in a wok/pan.
  2. Blend sabudana coarsely in a mixer and add it into a bowl.
  3. Take another frying pan and add ghee in it. When ghee is hot add cumin seeds and cooked yam. Keep stirring for 5 minutes or until the yam becomes a little dry.
  4. Now add salt to taste, sugar, black pepper, green chillies and ginger and mix well.
  5. Add this mixture to the sabudana bowl.
  6. Add roasted peanuts and crushed khoya and mix well. Add cornflour and mix well.
  7. Make small dumplings with your hands and deep fry them until golden brown.
  8. Remove on a plate and garnish with yogurt, desiccated coconut, a pinch of red chilli powder and coriander leaves and serve with sweet chutney.

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Written by Bhakti D

Bhakti is a dedicated full-time certified yoga instructor and follows yogic teachings as a way of life rather than a fitness goal. Yoga has helped her lead stress-free life for herself as well as has a calming influence on the family. After she realized the goodness of Yoga, she decided to pursue Yoga more seriously by building on Yoga related competencies. She has done a number of classrooms as well as one to one teaching sessions in Mumbai, helping her clientele achieve a happy and healthy lifestyle.

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