sabudana bonda

Sabudana Bonda - how to make Saggubiyyam Punugulu

Crispy and tasty Tapioca Fritters Recipe
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Andhra, Hyderabadi, South Indian
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 3/4 cup or 125 g Saggubiyyam/Sabudana
  • 1/2 cup maida/all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 1/3 cup or 4 tbsp yogurt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 3 green chilies
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • salt as required
  • oil- for deep-frying



  1. rinse 3/4 cup of Sabudana/Saguubiyyam for once.
  2. take 1/3 cup of yogurt in a bowl and beat until smooth.
  3. add 3/4 cup of water and mix well.
  4. add rinsed sabudana/saggubiyyam/tapioca, mix well and soak for 30 minutes.

Preparing the Mixture.

  1. take the soaked sabudana.
  2. add maida/all-purpose flour, desiccated coconut powder, salt, baking soda, cumin seeds, chopped green chilies, chopped ginger, coriander leaves, curry leaves, and mix well.
  3. if the batter is little runny then you can add little maida to bring to a proper consistency.


  1. heat oil for deep-frying.
  2. when the oil is hot, leave a lemon-sized portion of the batter into the oil carefully.
  3. fry on medium heat until they turn into nice golden color.
  4. be careful as the Sabu dana/tapioca may pop out while frying.
  5. repeat the process until done.