Kanji Vada

Holi is the time of festivities and celebration, but, the magic of colours is really incomplete without a plateful of sweets. After eating too many sweets, you need some digestive drink. So, here is the recipe of Kanji vada.


Preparation Time- 3 days

Cooking Time- 1½ – 2 hours


Category- Veg

Ingredients for Kanji

  • 1 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 1tsp Black Salt
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Yellow Mustard
  • ¼ tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 pinches Asafoetida (Hing)
  • 2 litres (10 glasses) Water

Ingredients for Vada

  • Oil for frying
  • Salt- to taste
  • 1 teacup (100 grams) Green Gram (Moong Dal)

Cooking Directions for Kanji

  • Boil the water. Allow it to cool in a container.
  • To this water, add black salt, yellow mustard, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and asafoetida. Mix it, well.
  • Cover the container and keep it aside for three days.
  • Stir it with dry and clean spoon, once in a day.
  • Tangy Kanji is ready on the fourth day.

Now, prepare Vadas.

Cooking Directions for Vadas

  • Wash green gram and soak it in water for two hours.
  • Drain water and grind the green gram.
  • Take out grinded gram in a bowl and add salt to it. Mix well.
  • Prepare small vadas with your hands.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Put the vadas in it. Fry them, till they become fluffy rounds and turn brown on both sides.
  • Take lukewarm water and soak the fried vadas in it for fifteen minutes.
  • Take out them from lukewarm water and put 5-6 vadas in a glass.
  • Top it with Kanji. The refreshing drink is ready to serve.

Rejoice the auspicious occasion of Holi with lip smacking Kanji vada.