Kanji vada is a popular delicacy of Rajasthan and Gujrat. There is hardly any festival which is marked without this yummy recipe. It is a soothing dish, which is prepared using various elements. The flavours feel like a party in the mouth, whereas the texture of vada gives you utter satisfaction. 

How To Make Kanji Vada?

  • Begin by making your kanji. You will need a bowl. 
  • Add all the elements, such as mustard seeds, black salt, chilli powder, and salt.
  • Add 5 cups of water and mix well. 
  • Refrigerate for 4-5 hours, after covering with a lid.
  • To prepare the vadas, grind moong dal in a mixer grinder. 
  • Also, add ginger-green chilli paste, fennel seeds, asafoetida and salt. Give it all a good mix. 
  • Hot oil in a deep wok. 
  • Make small balls using the batter and drop in the hot oil. 
  • Deep-fry until it turns golden brown in colour. 
  • Soak the deep-fried vadas immediately in water for 30 minutes or so.
  • Place the vadas in the kanji and refrigerate it too. 
  • Serve chilled after an hour. 
 

Kanji Vada Recipe Card

Kanji vada is a simple snack recipe, which can be enjoyed with evening tea.

Total Time :
90 min
Preparation Time :
30 min
Cooking Time :
60 min
Servings :
4
Cooking Level :
Medium
Course:
Snacks
Calories:
250
Cuisine:
Indian
Author:
Samriddhi Srivastava

Ingredients

  • ¼ Cup Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon Black Salt
  • 1 ½ Teaspoon Chilli Powder
  • 2 Cups Yellow Soaked Moong Dal
  • 1 Teaspoon Ginger-Green Chilli Paste
  • ½ Teaspoon Fennel Seeds
  • ¼ Teaspoon Asafoetida
  • Salt To Taste
  • Oil To Cook

Instructions

Step 1
To prepare kanji, mix mustard seeds, black salt, chilli powder, and salt in a bowl.
Step 2
Add 5 cups of water to it. Mix well and refrigerate.
Step 3
To prepare vada, grind moong dal in a mixer grinder. Add ginger-green chilli paste, fennel seeds, asafoetida and salt in it too and grind one more time.
Step 4
Heat oil in a wok.
Step 5
Make small balls of the batter.
Step 6
Drop in the hot oil to deep-fry.
Step 7
Let it turn golden brown in colour.
Step 8
Soak your vadas in water for 30 minutes or so.
Step 9

vada

Once done, refrigerate it for 1 hour and serve chilled.