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Sabudana Tikki without potato | No Deep Fry + Video Recipe

Sabudana Tikki without potato

Sabudana Tikki or Sago / Tapioca pearls Tikki is a patties look-alike. Sabudana is used in India for fasting recipes like Sabudana Khichdi / Sabudana Thalipeeth (flattened bread) or to make deep fried Sabudana vada. Sago Carrot Kheer is relished at home . However, this Sabudana Tikki is shallow fried with very minimal oil, and is also made without potato (a binder usually used in the aforementioned recipes and can also be made in under 15 mins with some prior prep.

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 How is Sabudana / Sago pearls extracted? 

The pith of the Cassava roots is opened (which is basically a very fibrous tissue). It is later processed to release the starch and the pearls are then made at the factory. Sago pearls are rich in carbs and starch, therefore making it a perfect ingredient for those fasting or on a religious diet which forbids them from eating other grains.

Sabudana Tikki can be had on its own like cutlets or even sandwiched between breads / lettuce cups to make for an amazing burger. 

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Tips to make this Sabudana Tikki for fasting

  • Use Sendha Namak (fasting salt) instead of normal salt
  • Omit the greens mentioned here
  • Add boiled potato in place of the flours mentioned for binding.
  • Let me know how you liked this and do leave a comment at the end of this post

Tips and tricks to make non-chewy Crispy Sabudana Tikki

  • Wash the sabudana in a colander under running water for 30 seconds. This removes the superficial starch.
  • Then add to a bowl and soak it for the time mentioned in the recipe. 
  • The level of the water above the sabudana must be just 1 cm above the sago pearls.
  • Mix and make the patties (with refrigeration), this helps the starch to coagulate further and give crisper tikkis.
  • Roast the semolina well and only then add, else the mixture turns soggy.
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What you need to make Sabudana Tikki

Prep time – 15 mins, Soaking time – 2 hours, Cook time – 15 mins

Makes – 15 servings 

Cuisine – Indian, Course : Appetiser / Snack 

(1 cup = 200 ml)

  • 2 cup Sago Pearls (not the nylon variety) 
  • 1 cup Roasted Semolina
  • 1 cup Rice Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric 
  • 1/2 cup Radish Leaves
  • 2 TBSP Fresh Coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp Red chilli flakes (Sub with Green Chillies if you prefer)
  • 4 TBSP Oil

How to make Sabudana Tikki 

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Sabudana Tikki | Sago Tikki

Shallow fried Sago Pearl patties / Sabudana patties – a Gluten Free and Vegan Snack 
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Appetiser, Entree, Kids Food, Low Fat, Sabudana
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Soaking time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12
Author Kalyani


  • Shallow Fry Pan
  • Bowl


  • 2 cup Sago Pearls not the nylon variety
  • 1 cup Roasted Semolina
  • 1 cup Rice flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 cup Radish Leaves
  • 2 TBSP Fresh Coriander
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Flakes Sub with Green Chillies if you prefer
  • 4 TBSP Oil


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