How to make Black Carrot Kanji -

A North Indian beverage with the goodness of black carrots, mildly spiced and sweetened with jaggery.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Low Calorie Vegetarian Cookbook.

Main Ingredients : Black carrots (kale gajar) (काली गाजर), Mustard seeds (राई)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Beverages

Black Carrot Kanji

Black Carrot Kanji Recipe Card


Hindi: gajar
If there is one vegetable that is truly a nutritional hero then it is bound to be the carrot. A goldmine of nutrients, this is the reason they can be even termed as worth the other ‘karat’ (as in gold)! Ranging in colours from orange, black, pink to red, yellow and white, this delicious vegetable is within the reach of rich and poor alike and is rightly called the universal root. The best role that this winter vegetable can play – chomp on one as it is an excellent snack!

Prep Time : 3.30-4 hour

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Black Carrot Kanji Recipe

  • Black carrots (kale gajar) 4 large

  • Mustard seeds coarsely powdered 4 tablespoons

  • Salt 3 tablespoons

  • Coarse red chilli powder 1 1/2 tablespoons


Step 1

Scrub carrots and wash under running water. Peel and cut carrots into batons. Take eighteen cups of water in a large jar or a clay pot (matka), which will be able to hold four litres of water.

Step 2

Add carrots, mustard powder, salt and red chilli powder and mix. Cover the pot with a muslin cloth and tie it up around the rim.

Step 3

Let it stand in sun for three to four days. When it gets ready keep it in the fridge to chill. Pour into tall glasses with some pieces of carrot. Serve chilled.

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