Sabudana (Sago) Chivda

sabudana chivda
Easy Chivda made with ready to fry Nylon Sabudana/Sago and peanuts.  Ideal for fasts.

Nylon Sabudana/Sago - 1 1/2 cup
Raw Peanuts - 1/2 cup
Potato Chips - about 5
Green Chillies - 4 (optional)
Powdered Sugar - 1/2 tsp

How to make Sabudana or Sago Chivda:
1. Wash green chillies and pat them dry.  Chop the green chillies.
2. Heat enough oil for deep frying. Deep fry chopped chillies till they turn crisp.  Save it for later. 
3. Deep fry peanuts till they turn slightly brown in colour.  Keep them aside.
nylon sabudana
4. Deep fry Nylon Sago till the sago pearls almost double in size.  Do not add too many pearls at a time, sago will remain uncooked.  Be careful while frying sago pearls.
5. In a mixing bowl, add fried peanuts, sago and green chillies.  Add salt, sugar and cracked potato chips.  Add fried Cashews if you like.  Mix well and Sabudana Chivda is ready.  Instead of ridged potato chips you can add grated fried potatoes.  Store it in an air tight container after cooling.


  1. We call it as Saggu biyyam mixture,my mom used to prepare this and preserve in a container,which we used to have after school time,in my child hood.Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow..this is my fav snack..crunchy n delicious ..good one!!

  3. sabudana chiwda looks so anything with sabudana..thanks for sharing this recipe!

  4. Never had sago chivda separately .. have seen this pearl in haldirams khatta mitta but never tried it at home ...
    Love the picture a lot..
    u can just fry this without soaking in water or curd and this will puff up is it ?

  5. Pavithra, I used ready to fry Nylon sago. No need to soak. Just deep fry and it will puff up.

  6. Using sago this way is really new to me but sounds great...

  7. Using sago this way is very new to me but sounds great..

  8. love to have anything with sago and this chivda looks so tempting.

  9. Is Nylon Sabudana different from the regular Sago? This is very interesting snack ... nevery tried it but I get its yummy. Where did u get Nylon Sabudana?

  10. Yes Preeti, Nylon Sabudana is different from regular sago in terms of size. Nylon Sago pearls are bigger in size. You can get it in an Indian store.

  11. Very interesting and super tempting chivda..

  12. Yummy Chivda...Im so going to try this...delicious Uma...:)

  13. wow,Uma... you know so many sago recipes, that's a great one, looks interesting, worth trying, thanks

  14. Uma,

    This is my favourite. I had spicy version of this. Thanks for sharing this recipe.


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