Sabudana: Sabakki ambode : Spicy tapioca deep fried Snack

This mouth watering ambode recipe is submitted by one of my best friend Poorna Shilpa. I have to tell you, she is a pretty lady and off course a wonderful cook. . Thanks poorna for sending me this wonderful recipe.


Sabakki / Sabudana / Tapioca - 1 cup
channa dal - 1 cup
Water 1-2 tbs
Salt - to taste
Green Chilly - 1-2 or per your taste
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece, chopped roughly.
Mint leaves or Pudina - 6-7 leaves
Fresh coriander leaves / Cilantro - handful, chopped finely.
Rice Flour - 2 Tbs
Oil for deep frying

  1. Soak Sabudana and channa dal separately for an hour or two.
  2. Grind channa dal with ginger, mint leaves and chillies with very little water. Make a thick dough like batter.
  3. Mix the ground mixture with soaked sabudana.
  4. Add salt, chopped cilantro and rice flour. (rice flour makes crispy ambode)
  5. Mix the mixture with spatula and keep it aside.
  6. Heat oil in a pan.
  7. Make a small ball from the thick dough like batter.
  8. Make it little flat by pressing between the palms. 
  9. Once the oil is hot, deep fry both sides until browned and all the bubbles settles down in the oil.
  10. Keep the deep fried ambode in paper towel to absorb excessive oil.
  11. Serve warm with Coconut chutney or ketch up.
  12. Enjoy.
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