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Sago potato balls By Gunaselvi

Cuisine Style: India | Cooking Time: 10 to 15 minutes | To Serve: 4 | Type : Snacks | Take with: Tomato sauce, Green Chutney

Main Ingredients

  • Potato - 2
  • Sago[Javvarisi, sabudana]- 1 cup
  • Ginger, garlic -1 tbsp [grated]
  • Green chilli-1 tbsp [finely chopped]
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Rice flour - 2 tbsp
  • Breadcrumbs - 2 tbsp
  • Peanut[Groundnut] - 2 tbsp [roasted]
  • Lemon juice - 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves -2 tbsp[fienly chopped]
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Boil potato till soft then mash well.
  • Wash and soka sago for 2 hours then drain water.
  • Dry roast peanuts, peel the skin off then coarsely grind.
  • In a bowl add sago, mashed potato, ginger, garlic, green chilli, red chilli powder, rice flour, salt , breadcrumbs, coriander leaves, ground peanut, lemon juice & salt mix well, make soft dough.
  • Make lemon size ball out of the mixture.
  • Heat oil in a pan, Drop the balls, deep fry till crisp and golden brown.
  • Once its ready, remove it from oil, drain on absorbent paper.
  • Serve hot with tomato sauce, chilli sauce or green chutney

How to make Sago potato balls-Step by step photos

Take 1 cup sagoTake 1 cup sago

Wash and soak for 2 hoursWash and soak for 2 hours

After 2 hours, drain water completelyAfter 2 hours, drain water completely

Dry roast peanutsDry roast peanuts

Let it cool, peel off the skinLet it cool, peel off the skin

Coarsely grindCoarsely grind

Now its readyNow its ready

In a bowl add soaked sago, ground peanut, mashed potato, & salt In a bowl add soaked sago, ground peanut, mashed potato, & salt

Add grated ginger and garlicAdd grated ginger and garlic

Add green chilli & rice flourAdd green chilli & rice flour

Add red chilli powder, garam masalaAdd red chilli powder, garam masala

Add coriander leavesAdd coriander leaves

add lemon juiceadd lemon juice

Add bread crumbs [if you dont have bread crumbs, you can add rusk]Add bread crumbs [if you dont have bread crumbs, you can add rusk]

Mix wellMix well

Make balls out off the mixtureMake balls out off the mixture

Sago balls readySago balls ready

Heat enough oil, drop balls in oilHeat enough oil, drop balls in oil

Deep fry till and golden brownDeep fry till and golden brown

Flip over fry both sidesFlip over fry both sides

Crispy sago potato balls ready, remove it from oilCrispy sago potato balls ready, remove it from oil

Drain on absorbent paperDrain on absorbent paper

Serve hot with tomato chilli sauceServe hot with tomato chilli sauce

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