Kanji A Refreshing Drink Recipe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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