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Sabudana Namkeen

4.41 from 5 votes
Total: 20 minutes
Serves 3 CUPS

Sabudana NamkeenLooking for a quick phalahari recipe, then give this speedy sabudana namkeen a try. During Navratri or fasting days, people consume falahari diet that consist of fruits, vegetables, dry nuts and some dairy products.

Sabudana namkeen or falahari sabudana namkeen is a quick and easy snack is an ideal fasting recipe. 15 minutes and a handful of ingredients is all it takes to create this delicious snack.

RECIPE DETAIL – Sabudana used in this recipe is different from khichdi sabudana. It’s bigger in size and after frying it becomes fluffy. This namkeen is usually a combination of fried sabudana, peanuts and thin potato wafers. 


Use a strainer with metal edges for this recipe. Strainer sits over a kadai full of oil and namkeen is fried in it. I have used a mandolin to cut my potato wafers. Potato sticks/wafers are cut thin and fried until crunchy and crispy. Make sure they are thin and fried until crunchy.

Fry peanut until slightly dark in color and then combine all the three in a bowl and toss with your favorite spices. 

Store in an airtight container and it’s good for 2-3 weeks.Sabudana Namkeen

Also try other vrat and falahari delicacies- Tawa aloo chaat, Vrat dhokla, Vrat idliSabudana LadooVrat Rajgiria PuriSabudana UttapamKuttu and Singhare ke atte ki RotiSabudana KhichdiSabudana Vrat DosaSama ki Tikki or Sabudana Vada and more….

Sabudana Namkeen

If you happen to make this recipe, please leave me a comment or share your pics with me on Facebook. I would love to see your creation and would be happy to answer any questions. Thanks!

Sabudana Namkeen

4.41 from 5 votes
15 minutes and a handful of ingredients is all it takes to create this delicious snack. A perfect fasting munchie!!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 3 CUPS


  • 1 cup Big size Sabudana/Sago Pearls
  • 1 cup Peanuts
  • 3 medium Potatoes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Dried mint leaves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder (adjust accordingly)
  • 1 teaspoon Roasted cumin seeds , crushed


  • Use big size sabudaa.
  • This one will not work.
    Perfect Non-sticky Sabudana Pearls for khichdi - Ruchiskitchen
  • Peel, wash and thinly slice potatoes. I have used a mandolin for this purpose.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Place a strainer over it.
  • Add sabudana..
  • Soon it will start to fluff.
  • Keep in oil until all the pearls are puffed. Taking them out too soon may result in uncooked sabudana.
  • Same way fry the peanuts and potatoes. Potatoes need to be fried a little longer until crisp and crunchy. They should not be soft.
  • Toss everything together in a bowl.
  • Assemble: all the spices you eat.
  • Add spices to the fried sabudana namkeen and toss it well.
  • Store it in airtight container and good for 2-3 weeks.
Disclaimer: The nutritional information provided above is approximate. Variations may exist due to the ingredients/brands used. These numbers should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietician.
Author: Ruchi

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  1. Sonal says:

    Love it!

  2. aisha says:

    Hi Sonal, thank you for the recipe .What is this sago called,if i were to asked at indian store.

  3. Pallavi says:

    Mam thanks