We have entered another stringent phase due to the current situation. We are bound to work from home for another month. As we are all gearing up to prepare ourselves for this phase I decided to treat my family with some delicious shallow fried snack and Garam Chai. Weather has been cool here as it has been pouring with some respite on and off. Do try this scrumptious Tava fried Sabudana Tikki. You can’t just stop at one. It is filling and quick to make too.

What is the 297th Foodie Monday Bloghop Theme?

This week our hostess is Kalyani who is an amazing blogger with many vegan and gluten free recipes on her blog sizzlingTastebuds. I am in love with the look of her website.The theme that won maximum votes was #TavaTales.She has posted Tawa Paneer Tikka for this theme. I Loved her Ivy Gourd Chips and can’t wait to try them. My humble contribution for this theme is Tava Fried Sabudana Tikki.

Ingredients for Tava Fried Sabudana Tikki:

  • Sabudana / Sago : Soak Sabudana for 2 hours. It is starchy and known to provide Anti Oxidants.I have used the medium sized ones.
  • Sooji / Rava / Semolina: I have used normal roasted semolina or sooji or rava.You can use the finer version called Chiroti Rava instead.It is rich in proteins and fiber.
  • Rice Flour: It is gluten free and known to be good for health. Makes the tikki a little crispy.
  • Yogurt: Yogurt gives a nice texture to the tikkis. It is rich in nutrients and known to aid digestion.
  • Onions: Adds some crunch and flavor to the tikki. They are rich in Anti Oxidants.
  • Green Chilli: Gives some spice kick to the tikki. Adjust as per your spice tolerance.
  • Kashmiri Red chilli Powder: Adds a nice color to the tikki.
  • Jeera : Jeera or cumin when added to sabudana is a match made in heaven.
  • Jeera Powder: Imparts a nice flavor to the tikki.
  • Garam Masala: Garam masala enhances the taste of the tikkis .
  • Salt to taste: Most important ingredient of this dish.
  • Fresh Coriander: I love to add fresh coriander as it gives a nice refreshing flavor to the tikki.
  • Oil: I have used Sunflower oil for shallow frying on the Tava.

Recipe for Tava Fried Sabudana Tikki:

  • Author: Preethi Prasad
  • Prep Time : 10 Mins
  • Soak Time : 2 Hours
  • Cook Time : 40 Mins
  • Total Time : 2 Hours 50 mins
  • Course : Snack
  • Cuisine : Indian

Ingredients for Tava Fried Sabudana Tikki:

  • 1 Cup Sabudana / Sago (250 ml Cup)
  • 4 Tbsp Roasted Semolina / Roasted Sooji / Roasted Rava
  • 3 Tsp Rice Flour
  • 2 Onions Finely Chopped
  • 1 Green Chilli Finely Chopped
  • 1/2 Tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Tsp Jeera
  • 1/2 Tsp Jeera Powder
  • 1 Tsp Garam Masala
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 Tbsp Finely Chopped Coriander
  • 3 Tbsp Sunflower Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Thick Yogurt


  • Wash and soak Sabudana in water for 2 hours.
  • Drain the water completely using a colander.
  • Take a wide bottom bowl.
  • Add all the ingredients except oil.
  • Mix well untill the moisture is released.
  • Take some mixture and shape them into round tikkis.
  • Heat oil on the tava.
  • Once the oil is hot place 3 tikkis (depends on the size of your tava).
  • Shallow fry untill the side is golden brown and then turn to cook the other side as well.
  • Once both sides are crisp and golden brown transfer them on to a paper towel.
  • Serve hot and crisp tikkis with any green chutney or sauce as per your choice.
  • They are crisp on the outside and soft from the inside.
  • Repeat the process for the balance tikkis.
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  1. I am loving the Tawa fried version Preethi. Not too many takers for sabudana khichdi, but this will fly off the shelf, errr Tava ☺️

  2. Absolutely love sabudana tikkis! Appreciate how you have cooked these on the pan with minimal oil. Such guilt-free and delicious snacks always have my heart. ❤️ Would definitely be trying this out.

  3. I love these sabudana tikki. Sometimes you stop thinking out of the box and this definitely happens with me when it comes to sabudana. Since it is considered vrat ka khana did never think of making tikkis like this. Will definitely make. Thanks.

  4. Sabudana tikki look so tempting Preethi. Without any potatoes added to them, these tikkis would make a wonderful treat for tea time. Sabudana makes the tikki look very attractive.

  5. We love crispy sabudana vadas Loved your version of Sabudana Tikki with semolina and rice and in low oil.. so much better than the deep fried version.

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