Sabudana vada, also called 'sago vada', is a traditional deep fried snack from Maharashtra, India. It is often served with spicy green chutney or sweet jogurt/curd and along with hot chai/tea and is best eaten fresh.
Sabudana vada is a delicious snack which is crunchy from outside but soft from inside.
In other parts of the country, Sabudana vada are the best option to have when fasting. Therefore, this filling and nutritious snack is served usually during religious festivals and during fast/vrat/upvaas especially in Navratri vrats.
Although it is deep fried, it is sumptuous and light. It is also eaten on days of fasting in Maharashtra for e.g., Chaturthi etc.
Like all vadas, these are best eaten fresh. Sabudana vadas are crunchy and melt in the mouth.
I had sabudana vada firstly in Pune at my hostel canteen and I found it very delicious. My friend, my roommate gave me the recipe of this snack and I started making sabudana vadas at home. It's one of my family favourites.