Move aside Sabudana vadas, Appe or Thalipeeth…
Crackling crunchy, quick n easy…and just made with a gentle spray of oil.
Fasting or not…you’ve got to try this one!

Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, these Savory Aloo Sabudana Waffles are a modern take on sabudana, a staple ingredient used all over India in vada or khichdi. Whip these beauties up as a quick breakfast or evening snack and enjoy the spicy, guilt-free flavours!

This dish is quite similar to a sabudana vada, but by adding paneer with potato and serving it as a waffle instead of frying, it’s a modern dish that is sure to turn heads at the dining table or even at parties.

 I used here premium quality sabudana  by royal ratan in these cutlets. The amazing quality just enhanced the taste of the cutlets and made my innovation a success.


1 1/2 cup potatoes, boiled and grated
cup paneer or cottage cheese, grated
2/3 cup sabudana (tapioca or sago pearls)
1 tbsp green chillies, minced
1/4 cup peanuts, coarsely crushed
2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
1 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 red chilli powder
1 1/2 tsp chaat masala
lemon juice, to taste
salt, to taste
oil or butter for greasing


  1. Rinse the sabudana pearls in cold water, for 3-4 times until the water is clear and all starch is rinsed off. Soak them in a wide bowl for 3 to 4 hours with enough water to just cover them.
  2. They should absorb the water and double in size. After soaking, gently press them and check that they are not hard from the inside because that means they need to be soaked for longer.
  3. Now drain them completely and spread them on a kitchen towel till they are totally dry.
  4. Mix all of the ingredients with the sabudana pearls and adjust the seasoning to your taste, ensuring that the mixture is evenly combined.wp-15955221160022913705780186742217.jpg
  5. Heat your waffle maker and liberally grease both the top and bottom. Once heated, use a spoon and your hand to gently press the mixture into the waffle maker and then close and cook as per the instructions of your waffle maker. Mine took about 8-10 minutes to become nice and golden brown.wp-15955221162056271411722156535365.jpg
  6. Once it’s finished cooking, cool the waffle down on a wire rack to help it become crispy and serve warm with your choice of sauces. It goes great with sour cream or mint chutney! Enjoy!


  • If you don’t have a waffle maker, you can simply use a panini or sandwich press, use that instead. Alternatively, you can just make it in a pan like cutlets.
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