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Kaanji Pakodi / Kaanji vada

Arti Gupta
180 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Kaanji Pakodi / Kaanji vada RECIPE

Kaanji Pakodi is a perfect treat for Holi festival. Have it when it is perfectly tangy and flavours are spread all over in your mouth. It is so yum.

Recipe Tags

  • Holi
  • Veg
  • Easy
  • UP
  • Frying
  • Condiments

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. For pakodi/ vada-
  2. 1 katori split and husked black gram
  3. Oil for frying
  4. 1 tsp Salt
  5. I jug water
  6. For kaanji water :
  7. 3 tsp rai powder (mustard )
  8. 1 jug Water
  9. 1 tsp Salt
  10. 1 tsp red chilli powder( optional I have not used)
  11. 1 tsp dry mint leaves for garnish.


  1. Wash the lentils and soak in water for 3 hours.
  2. Grind the lentils to a smooth puree with very little water. Now blend it with hand blender till colour changes.
  3. Heat oil in kadhai and drop one one spoon batter in it to fry the vadas till golden brown.
  4. Drain excess oil and immerse the vadas in plain water and add 1 tsp salt in water.
  5. Now for water: In a glass jar fill water and add the vadas in it.
  6. Now add salt and rai powder to it.
  7. Cover the jar with lid and allow it to rest under sun for 3-4 days for Fermentation and your kanji vada is ready to enjoy.
  8. Serve in glasses of your choice and sprinkle mint powder on top for garnish and flavour.

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Smita Bhargava
Smita Bhargava   Jul-30-2016

yummy kanji vada

lubaina vakharia
lubaina vakharia   Jul-30-2016

after keeping it in sun we need to keep it in freeze or we should leave out for 3 days.

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