Sabudana Appe

When you think of what you can eat during a fast the first thing that pops into the mind is sabudana khichdi.

Even though I like sabudana khichadi, eating the same thing every time had become boring. So, one day my mom prepared ‘Sabudana Appe’ and I loved it a lot. This is a different version of Sabudana Vada and is prepared in an ‘Appe Patra’. Making it this way ensures less usage of ghee thus making it a little healthier.

Sabudana Appe

A tasty version of Sabudana Vada.

  • 1 Cup Sabudana (Tapioca Pearls) (Soaked in water for 3-4 hours)
  • 2 Tsp Red Chilly/ Lal Mirch Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Groundnut powder
  • 1 Tsp Jeera/Cumin
  • Salt as per taste
  • Water as required
  • Ghee or unsalted butter
  1. Add all the ingredients to the soaked Sabudana and mix well.
  2. Add little water to get a flowing consistency.

    Note: The batter should be thick but flowing i.e. you should be able to pour it in the Appe patra with a spoon.

  3. Grease the appe patra with ghee.
  4. Pour the sabudana mixture in the appe patra. Cover and cook until the bottom side is crisp and comes out clear when you try to release it.
  5. After the bottom side of the Sabudana Appe is cooked, gently flip it over using a pointed object such as knife. Pour a little ghee around the appe and cover and cook till the other side is crisp.
  6. Serve hot with your favorite dip/chutney.

I have served the Sabudana Appe with my favorite Coconut Chutney.

Note: Sabudana Appe tend to get flat if kept for long. So, it is best to eat it while it is still fluffy.