Tapioca Fritters (Sabudana Wada)

Tapioca is a starch from a palm tree, hence it is a good substitute for rice, especially when we Indians fast, we do not eat lentils or grains, and this is eaten all over the country.

Note: Trick is to only soak Tapioca for 1 hour or so, not more than that, or else it will crumble.


1 cup Tapioca, soaked in 2 cups water for an hour, then drained
1/2 cup peanuts, crushed partially
3 cups Idaho potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed
1/2 jalapeno, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoon chopped cilantro
Peanut oil to deep-fry


In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients except oil and mix well.
Heat oil at 375 F. Meanwhile, make small balls and keep aside.
Fry in small batches, until golden-brown and serve hot with chutney.

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