Kaanji Vada | How to make Kaanji Vada

By sapana behl  |  21st Mar 2016  |  
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  • Kaanji Vada, How to make Kaanji Vada
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About Kaanji Vada Recipe

A fermented carrot drink served with fried dal vadas.The must try dish for Holi.

Kaanji Vada

Ingredients to make Kaanji Vada

  • For Kaanji:
  • 5 medium sized carrots
  • 1 big beetroot
  • 2 tablespoon brown mustard seeds (rai seeds)
  • Black salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 2-3 liter water
  • For Vadas:
  • 1 cup moong dal/split and washed/dhuli oong dal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • oil for frying

How to make Kaanji Vada

  1. Wash and chop the carrots and beets into sticks. In a big glass jar add carrots,beets,salt,red chilli powder and mustard seeds powder. Fill the jar with 2-3 liters of water depending on the size of jar. Close the lid and shake the jar.
  2. Place it in sunlight for 3-4 days. Keep stirring the jar everyday, once you get a pungent smell from the jar, the kaanji is fermented and ready to use.
  3. Wash and soak the moong dal in enough water for 3-4 hours or overnight. Grind the dal into a paste. Whisk the dal paste,adding salt and cumin seeds. Drop a tablespoon sized amount of dal batter in oil few at a time.
  4. Fry until its golden and crispy and drain on a paper towel. Soak the vadas in kaanji.
  5. Pour in serving glasses or bowls.Enjoy the kaanji with dal vadas or boondi. (Add the same amount of water in the jar again ,that you removed.)

Reviews for Kaanji Vada (3)

manju sethi2 years ago

yes i know this recipe its realy tasty

Sangita Choudhary2 years ago


Shalini Dubey3 years ago

Will surely try this for holi! tHanksss

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