Sheetla Ashtami Special: Healthy and Tasty Kanji Vada!

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Green gram (moong dal) (2 cups)

Ginger-green chilli (adrak-hari mirch) paste(1 tsp)

Asafoetida (hing) (½ tsp)

Salt (to taste)

Fennel seeds (saunf) (½ tsp)

Oil (for frying)

Black mustard seeds (sarson), powdered(½ cup)

Black salt (kala namak) (1 tbsp)

MTR Lal Mirch Red Chilli Powder (2 tsp)

Salt (to taste)

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*The Kanji has to be prepared a few days in advance.

*Mix up all the ingredients for the Kanji in a wide utensil and then grind them into a fine powder.

*Now, dissolve the powder in a bowl containing about 1 liter of water.

*Cover and keep out in the sun for at least 2 days so that all the flavors come out and get mixed thoroughly.


-Soak the  moong dal, Overnight.

– Drain out the water the following morning and grind the dal into a coarse paste by using very little water. Also add in the green chilli-ginger paste, saunf, hing and salt. Mix well.

– Heat oil in a kadhai and plop small balls of this dough into it. Deep-fry the Vadas till they have turned golden brown in colour.

-Drain the Vadas on an absorbent paper and then transfer them into a bowl containing cold water.

-Drain and squeeze out all the water from the Vadas by lightly pressing each of them. Take good care that the Vadas do not break.

-Next, place the Vadas in the Kanji and allow them to soak for at least an hour.

-Serve as and when required.

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