Paneer Sabudana Vadas/ Cottage Cheese Sago Cutlets

Paneer Sabudana Vadas/ Cottage Cheese Sago Cutlets

Sabudana Vadas are a popular snack made using Sabudana/Sago/Tapioca pearls. This light and crispy sabudana vada is not only a fun to eat snack but also a preferred fasting food during fasting days and festivals like Navratri. This is also an easy kid’s snack that can be served in breakfast or can be packed in their lunch boxes.
Sabudana is rich in starch and carbohydrates. Hence it is used during fasting to fill your stomach instantly and give you all the required nutrition.

These are best served hot with chutney or some hot tea.

Traditionally they are made with boiled and mashed potatoes, soaked sabudana and peanuts.
However, I have given these vadas a healthy twist by not adding Potatoes. Though I was a bit skeptical about the outcome and taste, the experimental me wanted to try this healthier version. Instead of frying them I have baked them in an Air Fryer.
I think I should pat myself for this super simple yet super scrumptious recipe. They were finished in no time.
These delicious and easy to make vadas are:
-Crunchy from outside
-Moist interior
-Can have them anytime
-Absolutely guilt free
-Perfect for those evening hunger pangs.
-Perfect for people who are dieting.
-And perfectly apt as a Fasting recipe.

Let's start making these scrumptious cutlets by having a look at the ingredients.


Cottage cheese/ paneer- 2 cups (mashed)
Sabudana/ Sago- 2 cups (soaked and slightly crushed)
Spinach- 2 cups (chopped)
Garam masala powder- 4 teaspoon
Coriander powder- 4teaspoon
Red chilli powder- 4teaspoon
Amchoor powder- 2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
(I've used Rock salt/ sendha namak as I was making them to be eaten during fast.
You can use normal salt as well)


Rinse clean Sago or Sabudana and soak in the water for about 2-3 hours.
After that drain it and squeeze out all the water.
Add rest of the ingredients as well.
Mix well. There should no lumps.
Shape them the way you like.
Keep them in the fridge for about an hour if you are not in a hurry, otherwise skip this part.
By keeping it in the fridge all the ingredient's flavors will incorporate very well and the cutlets will have a crunchy crispy exterior.

You can either deep fry the cutlets or shallow fry them or you can bake them in Air fryer like I did.
Either way they will be a hit.
You can bake them at 180*C for about 15 minutes.
Serve them hot with the choice of your chutney or ketchup.
Enjoy the guilt free treat!!!!


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