Saankhein on Holi 2020 – Ingredients and Complete Recipe

Holi is incomplete without traditional food. There is a lot of running and chasing on the day of Holi when people throw colors on each other. So people demand snacks that are easy to make and which they can eat without the need to sit properly. A popular snack recipe that fulfills the purpose on Holi is Saankhein. Let’s learn about it.

Holi Saankhein Recipe in 2020:


Saankhein is a traditional snack that is full of nutrition. With all healthy ingredients, it adds a perfect variety in the menu of vegetarian people on Holi. See how you can make it at home.

Saankhein Ingredients:

You will need the following ingredients to make Saankhein. Take care of the measurements.

Soaked chana dal1 cup
Soaked moong dhuli1/3 cup
Soaked urad dhuli1/3 cup
Soaked arhar dal1/3 cup
Asafoetida1/2 teaspoon
Chili powder1 teaspoon
Baking soda1/2 teaspoon
Ajwain2 teaspoon
OilFor deep frying
SaltTo taste

Making of Saankhein:

The first step is to soak all the lentils. Then grind them all till they get the shape of the dough. Remember, a little grainy dough shape is to be achieved without the need to add water. After that, mix other dry ingredients too. Then shape the dough is small flat circles. Preheat oil in a deep pan on a high flame. Add the dough balls into it and make sure no one touches another; otherwise, they will stick together. After about 10 seconds, turn the flame low. Cook until they become firm, but make sure they don’t turn brown.

Take them out from the oil and set aside for cooling. When they are cool, cut them into the shape of thick slices. Now turn the flame high and deep fry these slices to make them crispy. Make sure the color doesn’t darken much. Take them out of the oil. Place on paper so that the excess oil soaks out. Now you are ready to serve it with green chutney.

Try something refreshing along with it too.

Add Saankhein to your Holi menu of traditional snacks. Let your guests admire your cooking skills. Happy cooking this Holi 2020.