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Kanji A Refreshing Drink Recipe.

Updated on June 30, 2015

Kanji

Cool refreshing Kali gajjar ki Kanji
Cool refreshing Kali gajjar ki Kanji

Kali Gajjar Ki Kanji

Kanji is a very refreshing drink usually drunk in India at the end of winters. It is non alcoholic, tasty drink enjoyed equally by children and adults. Since it is made of just water and carrots so it is very healthy and also practically has no calories. Carrots are known everywhere to be good for eyesight but what is not universally known is that it is also very good for hair, nails, teeth and skin. Carrots are a rich source of many vitamins like A, B and E. Also researches have shown that carrots are good in prevention of various cancers like lung cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer. Also carrots since they are rich source of beta carotene they have anti aging properties too. Since carrots got lots of fibber in it so it is good for digestion and also when you chew carrots they not only remove plaque but also stimulate the formation of saliva, which helps not only in digestion but also helps in prevention of caries

Kanji is very easy to make. It costs next to nothing as all you need is only two carrots, some water, mustard seeds, salt and red chilli powder. Try to make it, I am sure your children would love it and also remember it doesn’t have any sweetener or empty calories like Colas so it is very healthy to drink.


Ingredients:

1. Water: 2 Litters.

2. Kali Gajjar ( Black purple carrots): 2.

3. Ground Mustard Seeds ( Pissi hui Rai): 2 Tsp.

4. Red Chilli Powder: 1 ½ Tsp.

5. Salt to taste.


Method:

1.Wash the carrots thoroughly.

2.Peel the carrots and cut them in 1 inch long pieces in shape of French fries.

3.Now put the water in a plastic jar or earthen pot ( Matka).

4.Add salt, red chilli powder and ground mustard seeds and mix well in water.

5.Add carrot pieces in the water.

6.Cover the plastic jar with the air tight lid.

7.Now keep the jar in the sun for 6 to 8 hours a day for 5 days.

8.Take care that you bring the jar inside home in night.

9.In 5 days the tasty drink is ready.

10.Serve at room temperature in winters or chilled at end of winters.

Tip:

1.If you can not get kali Gajjar ( Black Carrots), Then you can use normal red carrots too but it wont give such a wonderful colour to the drink.

2. You can add beet roots too for enhanced colour of kanji.

5 stars from 4 ratings of Kanji

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks younghopes

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks rebeccamealey. If you can get kali gajar there it is ok otherwise you can use normal carrots too, but they wont give it such a lovely colour.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      No sun gives it its unique taste which you would not get on heat. Thanks for the share Aufait.

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      Shadaan Alam 4 years ago from India

      i just love this

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Hmm. Sounds interesting. I do,t think we have kali gajar carrots available here but thanks for reminding us about the benefits of carrots. Eat more carrots!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      This sounds very healthful and it looks pretty too! Would it be possible to heat this mixture on low heat for a time and speed up the process instead of using the sun? Some places here, in our northern states especially, don't see the sun for an entire day much less 5.

      Voted up, AUI, gave you 5 more stars, pinned this hub to my 'Drinks' board, and will share.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Moonlake

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Sounds like a good drink but I have never heard of Kali Gajjar, now I know what it is. Voted up.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Hariom

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      Hariom 4 years ago from INDIA (Haryana) SAMPLA

      I am posting a link http://nishamadhulika.com/hot_and_soft_drinks/kanj...

      Read complete recipe about kanji wada

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      Hariom 4 years ago from INDIA (Haryana) SAMPLA

      That drink is called kanji bada.

      Only we use bada made by urad dal instead of carrot.

      Some minor change can be made.It is not plased in sun. It can be made anytime.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks hariom..can you please tell me what that drink is called so I can research on it a little more.

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      Hariom 4 years ago from INDIA (Haryana) SAMPLA

      Same recipe can be prepared in summer also. Use urad dal bada in place of carrot.This recipe is also very tasty and beneficial for stomach. Make in earthen matka. Add ice if you like when serve.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thansk Prasetio

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Just looking at the picture makes me want to try it. Thanks for sharing with us. It sounds great. I love the recipe. Voted up!

      Prasetio

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks MG post

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks careermommy, I have put a picture of these carrots in my hub now but if you do not get it the you can use regular carrots but colour wont be same as what you get with these carrots.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Peggy I am going to put a picture of those carrots. These carrots are used mainly for this recipe and I have not heard or seen them used in vegetable or salads.

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      MG Singh 4 years ago from Singapore

      Nice post !

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Indian Chef, this sounds refreshing and very healthy. I haven't heard of this type of carrot, so I am interested in learning more about it. Thank you for the enlightenment.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I don't think that I have ever seen that color carrot but we have plenty of the regular kind. This sounds very interesting! Thanks for your recipe. Up votes and will share. The color of the drink is beautiful!

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Marissa

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      Marissa Buhalog 4 years ago

      I'm very experimental when it comes to drink, i like this one. I used strawberries instead of cherries .love it...

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      Tammy 4 years ago

      Looks real good

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      Indian Chef 5 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks articlesocean for reading one of my recipe. Usually we put black carrots in this .

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      Saira Sheikh 5 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      I love this drink ! I am actually trying to find these types of carrots ! Would love to make this when I find them ! Thanks for sharing !