Kali Gajar Ki Kanji

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Kali Gajar ki Kanji  or Black Carrot Kanji is a fermented drink made in North India with black carrots around the time of Holi, the festival of colours. Black carrots along with ground mustard are fermented in water to make a delicious beverage. This traditional fermented drink is healthy and aids digestion.
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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Served As: Beverages
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 6

Ingredients
 

  • 5-6 Carrot gajar medium sized
  • 1 ltr Water
  • 5 tbsp Mustard ground
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1/4 Red Chillies pwr
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Instructions
 

  • Wash the carrots, peel them and cut them into 2 inch batons.
  • In a pan boil the water. Add the carrots and bring the water back to a boil.
  • Take it off the gas and leave to cool uncovered.
  • When cold, add salt, ground rai and chili powder.
  • Cover the vessel with a muslin cloth.
  • Keep it covered for 2 days in the sun, for the flavours to mature.
  • Once sour, convert into a glass, covered jug and refrigerate.
  • Serve cold in glasses accompanied with the carrots, which can be eaten on their own as pickles.
    Kali Gajar Ki Kanji - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Keeps well for 2 weeks in the fridge.
    Kali Gajar Ki Kanji - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers

Recipe Notes

Any type of salt such as common salt, rock salt, or kosher salt can be used.
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