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Easy Tomato Sabudana Fryums Recipe | Sabakki Sandige

Tomato sabudana fryums / Sabakki sandige a popular deep fried snack from South India. A great accompaniment with any meal. Easy summer recipe and used throughout the year.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 hrs
Total Time10 hrs 5 mins
Course: Condiments, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Indian, karnataka, South India
Keyword: Condiments, fryums, Glutenfree, Homemade, snacks, South Indian, Summer recipes, Vegan
Servings: 85 medium sandige
Author: Pavithra M Adiga


  • frying pan


For soaking

  • Sabudana / Sabakki / – 1 cup or 250g
  • Water – 1 cup

For fryums

  • Tomato – 1 cup (chopped)
  • Green chilies – 3 nos.
  • Cumin – 2 tsp
  • Water – 500ml
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for frying


Cleaning and soaking of sabudana

  • Wash the sabudana or sabakki well and add one cup water. Keep this aside for 2 hours. This helps the sabudana to absorb some amount of water.

Preparation of tomato masala

  • Finely chopped tomatoes are ground into fine paste with green chilies and cumin. Next cook this masala in thick bottomed pan. Fry well until the raw smell vanishes.
  • Add the soaked sabudana to this tomato masala and mix. Next add water to this mixture, salt as per taste and cook for exactly 10 minutes on low heat.
  • Keep this mixture for 6 to 8 hours or overnight. The pearls get cooked and fluff up.

Sun drying and frying of tomato sabudana fryums

  • Tomato sabudana fryums mixture is ready for sun drying.
  • Take a thick plastic sheet or cotton dhoti. In a bowl mix water with one tablespoon of oil. Grease water oil mixture on the sheet.
  • Place one spoon of sabudana fryums mixture and spread lightly. Place all the mixture on the sheet equally spaced.
  • Sun dry them under direct sunlight for 2 to 3 days. Fryums should be completely dried before storing them. Store in airtight container.
  • Deep fry the fryums in hot oil at medium heat. Serve them with any meal of the day or as evening snacks.




Soaking and cooking sabudana is an important step in making fryums
Add salt and green chilies as per taste. 
Fry on medium heat to get best results. 
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