Kalkandu Vadai | Sweet Vada | Rock Candy Vada

Kalkandu vadai | Sweet vada | Rock candy vada 

Kalkandu vadai/ Sweet vada / Rock candy Vada

Kalkandu vadai or sweet vada is a very traditional and yummy south Indian vada variety. Unlike our regular vadas this has a sweet taste as we add kalkandu(rock candy) to the vada batter. This vada is kept as an offering for the goddess during Navratri festival. Learn how to make this delicious Kalkandu vadai recipe below.


Urud dal -1 cup
Diamond Kalkandu/ rock candy- 1/2 -3/4 th cup powdered
Cardamom powder -1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying


👉Wash and soak the urad dal for 30 mins.Drain the water completely add salt and grind to a fine fluffy paste using very little water .
👉To this vada batter add powdered kalkandu / rock candy and cardamom powder mix well.

👉Heat oil in a kadai for deep frying.
👉Make small vadai shapes with the batter.Gently slide them into the oil , deep fry till nice golden brown colour by flipping both sides and until the oil stops bubbling.

👉Drain the excess oil in a tissue paper.
👉Serve hot.

Preparation Time-40 minutes 
Yield -10 -12 vadas

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