How to make Kand Vada- Sk Khazana -

Kand vadas stuffed with green pea mixture – a great snack to go with cups of hot tea

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Purple Yam (kand) (कंद), Arrowroot powder (अरारूट पावडर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Kand Vada- Sk Khazana

Kand Vada- Sk Khazana Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kand Vada- Sk Khazana Recipe

  • Purple Yam (kand) boiled, peeled and mashed 200 grams

  • Arrowroot powder 2 tablespoons

  • Arrowroot powder for coating

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Green peas boiled and crushed 1/2 cup

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Tomato ketchup to serve

  • Green chutney to serve


Step 1

Take purple yam in a large mixing bowl, add arrowroot powder and salt and mix till well combined.

Step 2

To make the stuffing, heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and let them change colour.

Step 3

Add salt, turmeric powder and garam masala, mix and sauté till the mixture becomes dry. Take it off the heat and transfer into a bowl. Allow to cool down to room temperature.

Step 4

Add lemon juice to the green peas mixture and mix well.

Step 5

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 6

Grease the palms of the hand with oil and take a small portion of the yam mixture, shape it into a katori, stuff it with a portion of green peas mixture, bring the edges together and press together to seal. Shape them into round balls.

Step 7

Roll the vadas in arrowroot flour and dust off excess. Slide them into hot oil and deep-fry high heat till they become pinking brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 8

Arrange them in serving bowls and serve hot with tomato ketchup and green chutney.

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