Kanji Vada Recipe with Moong Dal – Video

Kanji Vada is a popular digestive North Indian drink made with Red Mustard seeds. Using Moong dal vada instead of Black Carrots. Easy and quick recipe.

Written by Maahi Gupta
  By Maahi Gupta          Updated  14 Oct, 16



Kanji Vada is a special digestive drink pretty popular in India. This version of Kanji is not made with Black Carrots. We are making it with Red Mustard Seeds Powder.

It is also great in taste and good for digestion. To top up the taste of Kaanji, we are also adding moong dala vadas.


5 min Prep
15 min Cook
Yield  8 servings
Nutrition Facts
Kanji Vada Recipe with Moong Dal - Video
Amount Per Serving
Calories 34 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0.001g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.004g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 442mg 18%
Potassium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0.3g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 1%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • To make Vada: Grind Moong Dal into a fine paste. You can add 2 tsp water also.
  • Add a pinch of Salt and mix the Moong dal paste for 5 minute. It helps in making soft and fluffy vadas.
  • Take a Jar plastic or Glass and add 500ml water.
  • Add Red Chili powder, Red Mustard seeds powder Rai Powder and Salt in water. Shake well.
  • Heat oil for frying in a pan. Add small portions of Moong Dal paste and keep the stove on medium flame.
  • Fry until they turn Golden brown and then take them out.
  • Let the Vadas cool down for 10 min. and then add them in Kaanji water.
  • Keep the jar in sunlight or warm place for 2 hrs. each for 2 days and then it will be ready to serve.

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     Storage and Serving Suggestions

    1. You can refrigerate Kanji Vada for up-to 2 days.
    2. Try to consume it within 2 days. The taste will deteriorate as long as you preserve.
    3. The mustard seeds start getting soggy as soon as you add them to water. Hence, it is recommended that you try to make this digestive drink, as and when, you need to serve it even though you can refrigerate.
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       2 Useful Questions & Answers from comments

    1. Shweta_ynr2003
      Shweta_ynr2003 12 Mar, 11 at 9:58 am

      tell me how to make aaloo tikkis