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Kanji Vada | Holi Special | Recipe No. 87

Kanji Vada is a popular recipe from Rajasthan (India). Kanji Vada consist of Vada made from moong dal (split green gram) which is immersed in tangy mustard water (known as Kanji). Kanji is very helpful in digestion. It is often prepared on Festival of Colors i.e. Holi.

Kanji is prepared in advance so that its flavor gets incorporated in water. Just before serving dip prepared vadas into it or you can serve kanji with boondi also sprinkled on top.

Other Holi Special Snacks and Sweets

  1. Besan ke Ladoo
  2. Instant Coconut Ladoo
  3. Chocolate Barfi
  4. Kalakand
  5. Maide ke Masala Kaju
  6. Maide ke Biscuits

Step – by – Step Video of Kanji Vada (Please Subscribe and Support)

Ingredients –

For Vada –

  1. Green Gram, Split (Moong Dal) – 1 Cup
  2. Salt to Taste
  3. Turmeric Powder – ½ Tsp.
  4. Green Chilli – 1
  5. Cumin Powder – 1 Tsp.
  6. Asafoetida – Pinch
  7. Oil for Deep Frying

For Kanji –

  1. Black Mustard Powder – 4 Tbsp.
  2. Asafoetida – ½ Tsp.
  3. Red Chilli Powder – 1 Tbsp.
  4. Salt to Taste
  5. Water – 8-10 Cups


Instructions –

For Kanji –

  1. Mix mustard powder, asafoetida, red chilli powder and salt in a small bowl.
  2. Take water in an air tight container and add all spices in it and mix.
  3. Now keep the container at warm place for 3 days.


For Vade –

  1. Soak split green gram for 3 hours.
  2. Grind soaked gram with one green chilli. Just add 2 tbsp. of water.
  3. Transfer grounded mixture to a bowl and add in salt, turmeric powder, cumin powder and asafoetida and mix them.
  4. Heat oil in a pan for frying.
  5. Drop small balls of the mixture into oil and deep fry them in small batches.
  6. Fry them till they are crisp from all sides. Vade is ready
  7. Now drop these vade in hot water so that they get soft.


Final Presentation

  1. After 3 days open kanji container and empty it in a bowl and give it a quick stir.
  2. Pour kanji in individual glasses and drop in it soaked vade.
  3. Kanji Vade is ready to be served.

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Happy Cooking!

Stay Happy!

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