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Holi drink: Kaanji Vada

Look what we have here – the star drink of Holi! Kaanji vada. A drink you will relish drenched in colourful water.

Deepa Gupta | New Delhi |

Look what we have here – the star drink of Holi! Kaanji vada.

Planning to host a Holi party or not, this is a drink everyone should make at home and drink while celebrating this festival full of masti. Feel the zest of Holi and start preparing it.

Serves: 10

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

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For vadas-

Moong dhuli dal         ½ cup

Hing powder               a pinch

Salt                                ½ tsp

Oil                                  to fry

For kaanji water-

Water                             1 liter

Rai                                   1tsp

Salt                                  1 ½ tsp

Red chili powder          2/3 tsp


Wash moong dal and soak for two hours in water.

Drain the water and make a fine paste in food processor.

Add ½ tsp salt and hing powder. Beat properly.

Heat oil in a deep pan. Make small balls of thick dal paste and deep fry till cooked.

Boil water in a separate pan. Simmer it for 10 minutes after a boil comes.

Turn off the gas. Add 1 ½ tsp salt, 2/3 tsp of chili powder, 1 tsp rai and mix well.

Let water gets cool down at room temperature. When it is slightly warm, add fried moong dal vadas. Stir and keep in a glass jar in sun for three days.

Now it’s ready to serve.

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Kanji vada and Holi go hand in hand. How can you imagine this festival without this teekha-khatta drink? The smell of dal vadas dipped in water. Ahhh! Bliss.

Holi Mubarak!