How to make Philips Air Fryer Sabudana Wada – Glutenfree + Vegan Snack

Philips Air Fryer Sabudana Wada

Philips Air Fryer Sabudana Wada
Philips Air Fryer Sabudana Wada

I have been working on my Air Fryer Recipes and to tell you the truth, I ma loving every bit of it. After making Air Fried Kuttu Aloo Pakode {Buckwheat Potato Fritters} and Air Fried Salted Nuts, I dared to try the very popular and much desired Philips Air Fryer Sabudana Wada.

The 3 days journey with the Gadget has been amazing and nothing less than encouraging. My best critique is my husband and even Amit finshed these up without any complain.

To be honest I wasn’t sure if he would like it since these didn’t pick up the deep fried color but as delicious and crunchy as the Deep Fried ones. And guess what? No extra oil, therefore cutting almost half of the calories that we get form fat in this recipe. Now that is called an achievement. Don’t you think so?

Philips Air Fryer Sabudana Wada
Philips Air Fryer Sabudana Wada

Here are some Benefits and Pointers using your Air Fryer!

  1. Always use your Air-fryer on a counter which has space around for the hot air to circulate and escape. Do not use it placed near the wall. Make your Air Fryer your best friend and use it frequently.
  2. The products made in Air fryer are crisp and crunchy but not exactly how they are when deep fried. So expect that.
  3. It is great to prepare low fat meals. The meals prepared are not oil-free but very less oil is used comparatively.
  4. The air-fryer is very easy to clean up.
  5. The frozen fried foods are so conveniently heated in it without re-frying the food.
  6. All your fritters, fries and wadas can be reheated in it, maintaining the crispness of the food.
  7. There is no after smell of the fried food, in the house.
  8. You do not have to baby sit the food while it air fries inside the air fryer. You have more time on hand.
  9. It has multiple use and can be used for baking and grilling as well besides air-frying.
  10. It is definitely a smart kitchen tool. Keep a watch on my blog for more Air Fryer recipes.

I fully recommend buying the air-fryer whenever your budget allows. Go for the regular size for smaller family and you can buy the XL for larger family.

For more information about the product, you can go to the company’s website here ⇒ check it out.

Philips Air Fryer Sabudana Wada
Philips Air Fryer Sabudana Wada

The other way I tried Sabudana Wadas – Sabudana wada in Appe Pan . Other Sabudana Recipes from the blog are – Sabudana Thalipeeth and Sabudana Kheer .

This recipe has couple of steps as mentioned below.

Soaking & Preparing the Sabudana 

Philips Air Fryer Sabudana Wada
Philips Air Fryer Sabudana Wada

Take 1 cup of raw sabudana and wash it under running water 2 times or till the water is clean. Now soak the sabudana in enough water, to cover the sabudana and little bit more, almost 1&1/2 cups. Soak it for 2-3 hrs till the sabudana is easily crushed and mashed between your thumb and finger. This is a very important step for the perfect wada. Every brand of sabudana is different and takes different time to get fully soaked. So keep checking. It is only ready to be used when it is easily mashed.

Roasting and Grinding the Peanuts

Philips Air Fryer Sabudana Wada
Philips Air Fryer Sabudana Wada

Another important step is adding peanuts to the wada mix. You can dry roast the peanuts and then let them cool a little bit. Then grind them coarsely in food processor. Do not make a fine powder. Alternatively, you may air fry these peanuts for 8 minutes and they are ready to be used. Whichever method works for you.

Shapes of Sabudana Wada

Philips Air Fryer Sabudana Wada
Philips Air Fryer Sabudana Wada

This is how to make AIR FRYER SABUDANA WADA

How to make Philips Air Fryer Sabudana Wada - Glutenfree + Vegan Snack
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 4-6
Learn how to make Sabudana Wada in Philips Air Fryer - a gluten free and vegan recipe. A step towards healthier life style.
  • Sabudana / Sago Pearls - 1 cup, washed + soaked in water for 3 hrs + drained
  • Potatoes - 4 regular size or 2 large, boiled and grated
  • Ginger - 1 small piece, grated fine
  • Green Chili - 1 small, chopped fine
  • Cilantro / Coriander - ¼ cup packed, chopped fine
  • Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
  • Peanuts, air fried or dry roasted - ½ cup and then ground ir in coarse powder
Preparing the Sabudana
  1. Wash 1 cup sabudana in running water till water runs clear. Now soak sabudana in 1&1/2 cups of water for 2-3 hrs. The sabudana needs to be soaked till you can easily mash the sabudana pearl between finger and thumb effortlessly. Basically, it should become soft till the center. This is a very important step for perfect wadas. Every brand has different variety, so check your sabudana for doneness accordingly.
Preparing the Peanuts
  1. Dry roast or air fry (for 8 minutes) the peanuts. Let these cool for 2-3 minutes. Then grind these coarsely in food processor. Or you may crush these in a plastic ziplock with the help of a rolling pin. It is ready.
Preparing the Sabudana Wadas for Air frying
  1. Take a big bowl. Add boiled and grated pototaoes + grated ginger + finely chopped green chili + lemon juice + soaked & drained sabudana + roasted peanut powder + finely chopped coriander leaves + salt.
  2. Give it a good mix and mash it well to bring it together in a dough.
Shaping the Wadas
  1. Wet your hands with water or grease your hands with oil. Pinch out a ping pong size dough. Shape it either in flat patties, or make perfect rounds or shape them as donuts. Or make all the 3 different shapes as I did. Finish the whole dough likewise.
  2. Spray the wadas with little oil or brush them with little oil.
Air Frying the Sabudana Wadas
  1. Preheat the Philips Air Frye at 390*F / 200*C for 5 minutes.
  2. Take the basket of the air fryer out and spray it with little oil.
  3. Place the patties or balls or donuts in the basket.
  4. Don't over crowd the basket. Make these in batches, almost 2-3 batches.
  5. Air fry these for 14 minutes at 350*F/180*C.
  6. At 7-8 minutes, take the basket out and flip them or move them around and put the basket back in.
  7. After 14 minutes, check the wadas, if you want more color, air fry for extra 2 minutes.
  8. Your AIR FRYER SABUDANA WADA are ready to be devoured.
  9. Make a large batch and store. You can reheat these as required in AIR FRYER for 3 minutes and serve hot.


These wadas make an excellent after school snack just like my kids had yesterday. Entertain your guests next time with these pretty looking and healthier wadas, without compromising on the taste. All the “Healthier Living” enthusiasts would love air frying at home.


Philips Air Fryer Sabudana Wada
Philips Air Fryer Sabudana Wada

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Let me know if you try these Philips Air Fried Sabudana Wada at home.

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Sabudana , Peanuts , Oil Spray , Mixing Bowl .


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